My new favourite place to hang out with friends is The Rec Room St. John’s in the Avalon Mall. I love it for a number of reasons: they have loads of arcade games, they have other fun activities like bowling, axe throwing, and virtual reality, they have a nice restaurant, and they have a bar that serves drinks and delicious late night snacks. But my FAVOURITE part of The Rec Room is how very wheelchair accessible it is!
Before The Rec Room opened, it was not easy for me to go out and socialize with my friends. Most places they would go are downtown and in no way accessible due to stairs, cramped spaces, and washrooms that mobility aids can’t fit into. Now we can go out at night for a few drinks in an establishment that is just as easy for me to get around as it is for my friends.
– Accessible bowling lanes with adaptive bowling equipment.
One thing to definitely keep in mind about The Rec Room is that it’s a high sensory area. There are blinking lights from arcade games, loud noises from some games, at certain times it is crowded with live music or sporting events on big screen TVs.