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Para Multi-Sport Halifax

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

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December 2017 – BMO Easter Seals Learn to Sledge by Faye Joudrey & Dave Beattie

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January 2018 – Canada Games Centre Wheelchair Basketball by Steve Sampson

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February 2018 – Para Badminton by Patrick Thompson at Canada Games Centre

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April 2018 – Athletics at Canada Games Centre (CGC)

May 2018 – Table Tennis at CGC

June 2018 – Swimming at CGC

Adaptive Equipment Loan – FREE

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


South Shore – Rack Card-Hippocampe 2016 rack card sledges

Lunenburg County – Sledges – contact dwaters@modl.ca

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

https://www.truro.ca/programs-and-events.html#AdaptiveRec

Colchester County

https://www.cumberlandcounty.ns.ca/adapted-equipment-loan-program.html


Highland

https://recreation.antigonishcounty.ns.ca/programsservices/pfdloanservice

Sledges coordinator@activepictoucounty.ca


Cape Breton

CBRM Recreation 902-563-0901

70-50-40 celebrations

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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!

 

JUMPSTART Funding

jump startDear 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!

Scott Fraser

President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

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Para Multi Sport

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.

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