Thanks Eric Payne for collecting the parasport sounds!
A BIG THANK YOU to The Daryl K. Seamen Canadian Hockey Fund at the Calgary Foundation which has given $30k over the last four years. Loads of adapted equipment purchased ranging from a children’s sit-ski, an outdoor portable ramp to transfer onto horses, to power chair soccer guards. The breakdown is:
Enjoy this video from AMI, showing how Para Multi Sport works in Halifax:
Register until June 2018 – http://canadagamescentre.ca/recreation/recreation-programs/
November 2017 – Wheelchair curling at Lakeshore Curling Club by Andrew Paris
December 2017 – BMO Easter Seals Learn to Sledge by Faye Joudrey & Dave Beattie
January 2018 – Canada Games Centre Wheelchair Basketball by Steve Sampson
February 2018 – Para Badminton by Patrick Thompson at Canada Games Centre
April 2018 – Athletics at Canada Games Centre (CGC)
May 2018 – Table Tennis at CGC
June 2018 – Swimming at CGC
Adapted equipment loans are a fantastic way for persons with a disability to enjoy recreation and sport in their region. There is a wide range for choices and each region has different choices. Below are the different loan programs and links to more information
Central region has the IWK Recreation Therapy department in Halifax. Great for first time users, as specialists will help the user understand and fit the equipment properly. more info – http://bit.ly/2z9Gji6
Lunenburg County – Sledges – contact email@example.com
Yarmouth Recreation – 902-742-8868
Argyle Recreation – 902-648-3379
Barrington Recreation – 902-637-2903
Town and Municipality of Shelburne – 902-875-2831
Lockeport Recreation – 902-656-2565
Valley – Kings County – coming in 2018
Fundy – Cumberland County
CBRM Recreation 902-563-0901
70 years since the first activity in wheelchair sport started at Deer Lodge Rehabilitation Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1947.
50 years since the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association was officially incorporated in 1967.
40 years since the Canadian Heritage Sport of ‘Murderball,’ or Wheelchair Rugby as it’s now known, was invented in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
December of 2017 – the Cdn Wheelchair Sports Association held a celebratory event for the decades of great work they’ve done.
Celebrating athletes in parasport and the builders who made it all possible. Looking at the shots on Flickr http://bit.ly/2zHEc1O, the athletes look like they have aged well and happy. I can’t help but think their healthy lifestyle, involved in sport, led them to looking/feeling great later in life.
Another reason to partake in Parasports!
Dear Jumpstart Community Partner,
On September 19, Canadian Tire announced an industry-leading commitment of $50 million over a five-year period to its Jumpstart Charities for Jumpstart’s Play Finds A Way movement, which will help remove barriers to sport and play for kids with disabilities. One of the key programs within Play Finds A Way is the Jumpstart Accessibility Grants, which are intended for construction and renovations to improve accessibility to recreation facilities such as rinks, pools and community centres in communities across Canada.
Jumpstart Accessibility Grants offer two funding streams: Accessibility-Enabling Grants, which provide eligible facilities with up to $50,000 for projects to adapt and enhance existing facilities, and Inclusive Design Innovation Grants, which provide between $250,000 and $1,000,000 for projects designed to uniquely enhance sport and recreation spaces with innovative solutions.
We are excited to share with you that grant applications for both funding streams are now open for eligible organizations until March 16, 2018 and we encourage you to share with your contacts.
For more information about Jumpstart Accessibility Grants, and how to apply, please visit: http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/content/microsites/jumpstart/en/community-accessibility-grants.html
Thank you for your continued support of Jumpstart’s Play Finds a Way movement!
President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities
Seven sports (Curling, Sledge Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Athletics, Table Tennis and Swimming) over eight months (Nov-Jun) for 8-16 year olds, with a disability. Some upper body strength required.
Ryan Shay (Paralympian in training) will be hosting the program “the multi sport program will give participants the chance to exercise, meet others and most importantly shed light on para sport opportunities that’ll last a lifetime.”
Provincial Sport Organizations will have a leader for each sport presented. Held on Saturday mornings, it will be a safe and inclusive environment for lots of fun and activities.
A similiar camp was held in the summer and was a huge success for the participants, so now it is time to include more sports over a longer period.