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Was the Pope’s wheelchair ramp a special build?

Pope Francis Walking TogetherAmramp Edmonton worked closely with Encore event management to design and install a safe sturdy ramp and platform for Pope Francis to access the stage with his wheelchair in a dignified way.

Normand Doyle, Amramp franchise co-owner said, “This is one of the largest events we’ve ever covered, and it was a privilege to be able to go out there and do. Oh, the energy. It was unbelievable. So many people working together; stage designers and the event promoters – it was really impressive to be part of something so large.”

Organizers of the ‘Pilgrimage of Penance’ noted the 85-year-old pontiff will be using a wheelchair during most of his Canadian visit. Due to his advanced age and physical limitations he needed a wheelchair ramp to access some of the venues.

“We feel it’s just been a real pleasure and an honor to be part of this major event that just requires so many pieces to pull together. So it’s just been a really great opportunity for us.” said Barbara Peters, co-owner of the Alberta based Amramp franchise.

Was the Pope’s wheelchair ramp a special build?

Amramp’s modular ramp system can be customized for any residential and commercial event.

The parts come in a variety of sizes to allow for different installation types, from L ramps, switchback ramps and straight ramps to larger raised platforms such as those used for the large Catholic Mass at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta Canada – you’re getting the same quality ramp Pope Francis used.

Noteworthy features of our wheelchair ramp for the Pope’s tour in Canada


When you're looking for accessibility products, you need a company with experience. Amramp is familiar with the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as local zoning laws.

Certified Aging in Place Speciliasts (CAPS) are trained by the National Association of Home Builders on remodeling and retrofitting existing homes for special needs.

Amramp can evaluate any home to determine what changes are needed to make the living space as accommodating as possible in the years ahead.

Check out Amramp’s full line of accessibility solutions or take advantage of Amramp’s FREE evaluation to review your needs and lay out a plan that is right for you by calling 888-715-7598 or emailing to info@amramp.com.

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