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Self Defense Without Limits
Location: Richmond
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Self Defense

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This is an opportunity for individuals with Cerebral Palsy as well as other physical disabilities to take part in a martial arts and self-defense course to increase coordination, balance and overall strength.

Participants will learn effective self-defense and personal protection skills in a supportive and professional environment taught by global leader in therapeutic martial arts and para-taekwondo, Master Michael Sirota!

Location: Richmond - Sirota's Alchymy Richmond, 110-12280 Trites Road
Organization: Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Phone: 604-408-9484
Email: admin@bccerebralpalsy.com
Website: http://bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/self-defense-without-limits/


Sitting Volleyball
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Volleyball

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Sitting Volleyball

Sitting Volleyball can be played by people with or without a physical disability. If you can sit, can move and position yourself on the floor, keep your eye on the ball; get set for a lot of fun!

Website: www.sportabilitybc.ca
Phone: (604) 599.5240
E-mail sportinfo@telus.net


Sledge Hockey Friday Nights at Hillcrest Rink
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport or Recreation: Sledge Hockey

Vancouver Park Board Access Services Contact Information:
Website: www.vancouver.ca/parks/rec/access/
email: melanie.josephs@vancouver.ca
Phone: (604) 257.8500
Address: 30 W 30th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. V5V 2T9, Canada

See poster for more details.


Southlands Therapeutic Riding Program
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Equestrian

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Riding a horse is a fun hobby for many people, but for someone with a disability it can be much more--it can be the road to recovery.  People with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities are discovering the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding.  Whether it's a five-year old with cerebral palsy or a 45-year old recovering from a spinal cord injury, horseback riding provides challenges as well as amazing rewards.

The benefits of horseback riding are as numerous as the types of medical conditions.  Research shows that participation in therapeutic riding can produce physical, emotional and mental rewards.  Because riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to the human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance, coordination and muscle strength.  For those with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique bond formed with the horse can lead to greater independence, patience and self-esteem, improved learning, concentration and spatial awareness, and increased motivation to set and achieve goals.

Website: http://stars.ponies.ca
email: stars@ponies.ca
Phone: (604) 261.1295
Address: 3095 W 51st Ave, Vancouver, B.C. V6N 3V6, Canada


Special Olympics - B.C.
Location: Provincial - Multiple Locations
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Multiple Sports

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS B.C.
Since 1980, Special Olympics B.C. (SOBC), a registered charitable organization, has provided high-quality sports programs and competitions to meet the needs and interests of individuals with intellectual disabilities, enriching lives, and celebrating personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

Today, over 3,500 athletes participate in Special Olympics B.C. sports programs in 55 communities across British Columbia. Special Olympics B.C. offers year-round programs in eighteen sports, as well as local, provincial, national, and international competitive opportunities. These sport opportunities provide athletes with far more than the physical benefits of improved health and athletic ability. The participation in sport provides opportunities for athletes to develop social skills, cultivate friendships, strive for and achieve goals, and increase their self-esteem -- enabling athletes to win in sport, and in life.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS B.C. Fast Facts is available online in Chinese, French, and Punjabi.

Provincial Contact Information:
Website: www.specialolympics.bc.ca
Email: info@specialolympics.bc.ca
Head Office: (604) 737.3078
Fax: (604) 737.3080
Toll Free: 1.888.854.2276
#210-3701 East Hastings Street, Burnaby, B.C., V5C 2H6

Click for Contact Info for ALL Special Olympics B.C. Locations

100 Mile House Contact Information:
Contact Person: Doug Harris
Phone: (250) 791.5352
E-mail: doug.harris@gov.bc.ca

Abbotsford Contact Information:
Contact Person: Donna Bilous
Phone: (604) 897.4015
E-mail: donna.specialoabby@hotmail.com

Burnaby Contact Information:
Contact Person: Debra Colvin
Phone: (604) 522.5300
E-mail: debbie.colvin@telus.com
Burnaby Special Olympics Website: www.sobcburnaby.com

Burns Lake Contact Information:
Contact Person: Susan Ettinger
Phone: (250) 698.7928
E-mail: jclan99@telus.net

Campbell River Contact Information:
Contact Person: Maureen Brinson
Phone: (250) 286.6453
E-mail: mabrinson@connected.bc.ca

Castlegar Contact Information:
Contact Person: Debbie Justice
Phone: (250) 304.2361
E-mail: staff@quantumvibes.com

Chilliwack Contact Information:
Contact Person: Jacques Lemieux
Phone: (604) 858-5013
E-mail: beaubj53@hotmail.com
Chilliwack Special Olympics Website: www.sobcchilliwack.com

Clearwater Contact Information:
Contact Person: Provincial Office
Phone: 1.888.854.2276
E-mail: info@specialolympics.bc.ca

Comox Valley Contact Information:
Contact Person: Randy James
Phone: (250) 897.1828
E-mail: region6@shaw.ca

Coquitlam Contact Information:
Contact Person: Sheila Hogan
Phone:  (604) 525.2208
E-mail: hoganoff@shaw.ca
Coquitlam Special Olympics Website: www.sobccoquitlam.com

Cowichan Valley Contact Information:
Contact Person: Sheila Coogan
Phone: (250) 746.5245
E-mail: thecoogans@shaw.ca

Cranbrook/Kimberley Contact Information:
Contact Person: Joanne Thom
Phone: (250) 489.3110
E-mail: joanne@rockymountaindiesel.com

Creston Contact Information:
Contact Person: Gerri McIntyre
Phone: (250) 428.8446
E-mail: hunbun2@telus.net

Dawson Creek Contact Information:
Contact Person: Linda Wright
Phone: (250) 782.3726
E-mail: lwright9@telus.net

Delta Contact Information:
Contact Person: Susan Wieczorek
Phone: (604) 943.9353
E-mail: wizo@dccnet.com

Elk Valley Contact Information:
Contact Person: Georgina McIntosh
Phone: (250) 423.4826
E-mail: glmmcintosh@telus.net

Fort St. John Contact Information:
Contact Person: Sharon Doerksen
Phone: (250) 785.8328
E-mail: t7858328@telus.net

Golden Contact Information:
Contact Person: Ned Johnson
Phone: (250) 344.5524
E-mail: njohnson@innovationbuilding.com

Grand Forks Contact Information:
Contact Person: Anton Kew
Phone: (250) 442.0421
E-mail: kewdorf@mac.com

Invermere Contact Information:
Contact Person: Provincial Office
Phone: 1.888.854.2276
E-mail: info@specialolympics.bc.ca

Kamloops Contact Information:
Contact Person: Marilyn Hogg
Phone: (250) 573.1206
E-mail: marilyn_h1@hotmail.com

Kelowna Contact Information:
Contact Person: Barry Meckler
Phone: (250) 768.2071
E-mail: bmeckler@interiorsavings.com

Keremeos Contact Information:
Contact Person: Anna Dube
Phone: (250) 499.0003
E-mail: adube@nethop.net

Kimberley/Cranbrook Contact Information:
Contact Person: Joanne Thom
Phone: (250) 489.3110
E-mail: joanne@rockymountaindiesel.com

Kitimat Contact Information:
Contact Person: Leana Brady
Phone: (250) 632.7625
E-mail: leanaandtim@citywest.ca

Kootenay Contact Information:
Contact Person: Jill Harris
Phone: (250) 919.0757
Toll-free: 1.888.854.2276
Email: jharris@specialolympics.bc.ca
Facebook specialolympicsbc
Twitter @sobcsociety
www.specialolympics.bc.ca

Langley Contact Information:
Contact Person: Dick Jennens
Phone: (604) 530.8792
E-mail: dubdub@telus.net

Meritt Contact Information:
Contact Person: Provincial Office
Phone: 1.888.854.2276
E-mail: info@specialolympics.bc.ca

Mission Contact Information:
Contact Person: Dale Hanna
Phone: (604) 820.4749
E-mail: hannad@shaw.ca

Nakusp Contact Information:
Contact Person: Provincial Office
Phone: 1.888.854.2276
E-mail: info@specialolympics.bc.ca

Nanaimo Contact Information:
Contact Person: Sylvia Taylor
Phone: (250) 758.0630
E-mail: sylvia-miller@shaw.ca
Naniamo Special Olympics Website: www.bcsonanaimo.ca

Nelson Contact Information:
Contact Person: Jill Harris
Phone: (250) 919.0757
Toll-free: 1.888.854.2276
Email: jharris@specialolympics.bc.ca
Facebook specialolympicsbc
Twitter @sobcsociety
www.specialolympics.bc.ca

North Shore Contact Information:
Contact Person: Marlene Chamberlain
Phone: (604) 925.0744
E-mail: marlchamberlain@yahoo.ca
North Shore Special Olympics Website: www.sobcnorthshore.ca

Oceanside Contact Information:
Contact Person: John Larner
Phone: (250) 752.0429
E-mail: john.ang@telus.net

Penticton Contact Information:
Contact Person: Bob Braaten
Phone: (250) 492.5340
E-mail: sgnbob@shaw.ca

Port Alberni Contact Information:
Contact Person: Edna McCreight
Phone: (250) 724.5096
E-mail: ednamc@telus.net

Powell River Contact Information:
Contact Person: Jackie Milsom
Phone: (604) 485.7390
E-mail: jack.ian@shaw.ca

Prince George Contact Information:
Contact Person: Thom Ross
Phone: (250) 564.1878
E-mail: sobc_pg@telus.net

Prince Rupert Contact Information:
Contact Person: Wendy Smith
Phone: (250) 624.2770
E-mail: wendy.s.smith@rbc.com

Princeton Contact Information:
Contact Person: Gloria Gagnon
Phone: (250) 295.7218
E-mail: gloriajuice@hotmail.com

Quesnel Contact Information:
Contact Person: Karen Prosk
Phone: (250) 992.2741
E-mail: richardprosk@shaw.ca

Revelstoke Contact Information:
Contact Person: Provincial Office
Phone: 1.888.854.2276
E-mail: info@specialolympics.bc.ca

Richmond Contact Information:
Contact Person: Jason Park
Phone: (604) 569.6077
E-mail: jsnpark@gmail.com
Richmond Special Olympics Website: www.sobcrichmond.ca

Ridge Meadows Contact Information:
Phone: (604) 466.0085
E-mail: bcso@pbsco.com
Ridge-Meadows Special Olympics Website: www.pbsco.com/bcso

Salmon Arm Contact Information:
Contact Person: Provincial Office
Phone: 1.888.854.2276
E-mail: info@specialolympics.bc.ca

Salt Spring Island Contact Information:
Contact Person: Merv Anderson
Phone: (250) 537.4011
E-mail: mervsue@telus.net

Smithers Contact Information:
Contact Person: Leona Becker
Phone:  (250) 847.0188
E-mail: lioness@telus.net

South Okanagan Contact Information:
Contact Person: Lee Chic
Phone: (250) 495.6617
E-mail: lchic@telus.net

Squamish Contact Information:
Contact Person: Emma Seguss
Phone: (604) 898.9771
E-mail: emma@targetzonefitness.com

Summerland Contact Information:
Contact Person: Linda Galpin
Phone: (250) 488.2403
E-mail: lgalpin@img.net

Sunshine Coast Contact Information:
Contact Person: Iris McEwan
Phone: (604) 885.6122
E-mail: jgj@dccnet.com

Surrey Contact Information:
Contact Person: Sheila Snell
Phone: (604) 583.2358
E-mail: sheilasnell@shaw.ca

Terrace Contact Information:
Contact Person: Jo Buck
Phone: (250) 635.7936
E-mail: choicesterrace@tdcss.ca

Trail Contact Information:
Contact Person: Ben Postmus
Phone: (250) 367.6254
E-mail: goddo@telus.net

Vancouver Contact Information:
Contact Person: Pam Sywulych
Phone: (604) 263.6579
E-mail: p.sywulych@shaw.ca
Vancouver Special Olympics Website: www.sobcvancouver.org

Vernon Contact Information:
Contact Person: Barb Bradford
Phone: (250) 549.4498
E-mail: bjbradford@shaw.ca

Victoria Contact Information:
Contact Person: Chantal Brodeur
Phone: (250) 298.7536
E-mail: cbrodeur@islandnet.com
Victoria Special Olympics Website: www.victoriaspecialolympics.com

Whistler Valley Contact Information:
Contact Person: Vera Davis
Phone: (604) 932.5843
E-mail: vfrinton@shaw.ca

Williams Lake Contact Information:
Contact Person: Tressa Taylor
Phone: (250) 305.2337
E-mail: bcsowltressapierce@hotmail.com


SportAbility Cerebral Palsy Sports Association of B.C.
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Multiple Sports - Boccia, Power Soccer, Sledge Hockey, 7 A Side Soccer

Click for more about SportAbility Cerebral Palsy Sports Association of B.C.

Mission Statement
SportAbility is committed to providing quality sport and recreation opportunities to athletes of all ages with physical disabilities.

History and Background
Previously known as the Cerebral Palsy Sports Association of BC, SportAbility is a non-profit, volunteer-driven association whose goal is to provide sporting opportunities for athletes with a wide range of physical disabilities.  We support people of all ages and offer multiple sports from which to choose such as Sledge Hockey, Boccia, Power Soccer and 7 A-Side Soccer.  As a multi-sport, multi-disability association, SportAbility strives to offer its members programs at both recreational and competitive levels.

SportAbility was founded in 1976 with the original focus of supporting various Child Development Centers and Rehabilitation Centers in the Lower Mainland.  Since then we have grown immensely and now have ties throughout the major regions of BC, Canada and the world.

Website: www.sportabilitybc.ca
Email: sportinfo@telus.net
Phone: (604) 324.1411
Address: 780 SW Marine Drive | Vancouver, V6P 5Y7

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Stan Strong Therapeutic Pool
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Aquatics

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A fully accessible and equipped warm temperature swimming pool, open to all persons with physical disabilities.

Address: 700 West 59th Ave, Vancouver
Phone: (604) 257.8500


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Tennis Canada
Location: Head Office (Toronto/Montreal)
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Tennis

Click for more about wheelchair tennis at Tennis Canada

Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport federation responsible for the growth, promotion and showcasing of tennis in Canada and building a system that helps produce world-class players. It is one of the largest and oldest national sport associations in the country with membership composed of 10 provincial tennis associations and one associate member, the Northwest Territories Tennis Association.
 
It is the governing body for wheelchair tennis and offers programs at the national, provincial and community level.

Website: www.tenniscanada.com
Email: jpetras@tenniscanada.com
Phone: 604 541-2486


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Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association
Location: Langley
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Equestrian

Click for more about the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association

VTEA has recently relocated to a new and improved facility. Lessons are now underway and we believe we have some of the best Instructors and Volunteers that therapeutic riding has to offer.

Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association is a non-profit charitable organization that has provided therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with all forms of disabilities since 1983. VTEA does not receive any government funding therefore fundraising is an ongoing task.

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for our clients by improving their physical, mental, and emotional well being with the assistance of the horse.

Website: www.vtea.ca
Phone: (604) 857.1267
Email: info@vtea.ca
Location:  3330-256th St., Langley, B.C.
Mailing Address: Box 1324, Aldergrove, B.C. V4W 2V1


Vancouver Adapted Music Society
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Music

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VANCOUVER ADAPTED MUSIC SOCIETY

Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) was founded in the late 1980s to support and promote musicians with physical disabilities in the Metro Vancouver area.

Our programs involve people with a wide range of musical abilities, from first-timers to highly talented musicians. We stage concerts and have created a showcase CD of our members’ finest work.

Website: www.vams.org
Phone: (604) 688.6464
E-mail: vams@disabilityfoundation.org
Address: Suite 207-3077 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6H 3J9


Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports
Location: Vancouver area Mountains (Cypress, Grouse, Seymour)
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Skiing, Snowboarding

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Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. VASS makes the mountain experience accessible to all.

VASS is a registered non-profit society, operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, which includes an active Board of Directors, program coordinators, instructors and administrators.

We welcome students of all ages and disabilities and utilize adaptive equipment and/or specialized teaching techniques to maximize a person’s independence on the snow.

To meet the needs of its members, VASS offers programs from beginner to advanced, which include snowboarding, sit-ski, stand-up skiing and advanced adaptive ski racing.

Our instructors are trained to use the adaptive equipment and specialized teaching techniques. They must successfully complete The Canadian Association of Disabled Skiing (CADS) instructor certification, which utilizes the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance certification methodology. We have been offering programs at Grouse Mountain since 1974.

VASS is affiliated with The Disabled Skiers Association of B.C. (DSAB.C.) and The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS).

VASS is supported by Grouse, Seymour & Cypress Mountains.  We are funded through community partnerships with local businesses, clubs/foundations, private donations and fundraising initiatives. Please contact our  fundraising committee for further information.

Website: www.vass.ca
E-mail: info@vass.ca
Telephone/FAX: (604) 646.VASS (8277)
Address: Suite 322, 125A-1030 Denman Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6G 2M6


Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports
Location: Courtenay
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Skiing - Nordiac, Skiing - Alpine

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What We Do:
The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports is a non-profit charitable society focused on providing Nationally Certified Snowsports Instruction to the physically or mentally challenged.

We believe that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate and enjoy Alpine/Nordic snowsports.

We are here to help you accent your abilities in a fun and encouraging environment.

Who We Are:
Our volunteer instructors are certified nationally with the Canadian Association 
for Disabled Skiing (CADS).

Many are also members of the Canadian Ski Alliance (CSIA), the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors (CASI) and the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI).

Where We Are:
We are based in Courtenay, British Columbia at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

Website: www.visasweb.ca
E-mail: disabledskiing@mountwashington.ca
Telephone: 1-250-334-5755
Address: c/o Courtenay Recreation / Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6


Vancouver Ocean Sports
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Multiple Sports - Canoeing, Dragon Boating, Kayaking, Outrigger, Paddling

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Vancouver Ocean sports, formally known as Pogues Sports Canoe Club, is the only club in Vancouver that offers programs for everyone.  From recreational to competitive, adaptive to junior, we truly are a club for the community and all its residents.  Join us for Outrigger, Dragon Boating, Kayaking and fun.

Website: www.poguesports.com
Phone:  (604) 685.5955


Victoria Wheelchair Sports Club
Location: Victoria
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Multiple Sports - Rugby, Tennis, Basketball, Strength and Conditioning

Click for more about Victoria Wheelchair Sports Club

No matter your age, disability, experience level or fitness level, we have a sport for you! Victoria Wheelchair Sports offers a wide variety of programs, and are coaches are dedicated to giving you a positive experience whether it's your first time out or you've been playing for years.

Victoria Wheelchair Sports Club Contact Information:
Memberships - Christoper Cunin: memberships@vwcs.ca
Basketball - Simon Cass: simoncass89@gmail.com
Rugby - Calen McDougall: calenmcdougall@hotmail.com
Tennis -  Bernice Wong: brwong@shaw.ca
Cycling - Loren Pearson: cycling@victoriawheelchairsports.com
Victoria Special Olympics Website: www.victoriawheelchairsports.com/


VocalEye Descriptive Arts
Location: Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver, Victoria
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Theatre

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VocalEye's Live Audio Description Program is the first of its kind in Canada.

VocalEye Descriptive Arts Society is a non-profit organization located in Vancouver, BC. We describe theatre, arts and culture for those with vision loss.

VocalEye’s Live Audio Description Program is the first of its kind in Canada. Originally a program of Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture, our professionally trained describers provide the visual details of live theatre performance to blind and low vision audiences in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey and Victoria, BC.

Theatre patrons with vision loss are given a personal receiver with a single earpiece and volume control that allows them to hear both the show and our live audio description at the same time. Our live transmission begins ten minutes before curtain with brief descriptions of the set, characters and costumes. Once the show begins, our describer transmits pertinent physical action and visual information between the lines of dialogue. Short program notes and additional description for the second act may be provided at intermission

Website: www.vocaleye.ca
Address: VocalEye Descriptive Arts Society
#303 – 355 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 364.5949
General Enquiries: info@vocaleye.ca
Steph Kirkland, Executive Director | director@vocaleye.ca


Volleyball BC
Location: BC
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Sitting Volleyball

Sitting volleyball is an adapted sport where the game of volleyball is played on a smaller court with a lower net and all players must sit on the floor. At a community level, players with and without physical impairments can play together in this truly integrative sport. To compete at an elite level, athletes must have a permanent physical impairment.

Website: www.volleyballbc.org
Contact: Roz Campbell, Regional Development Manager
rcampbell@volleyballbc.ca


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Wheelchair Ballroom/Precision Dancing
Location: Tsawwassen
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Dance

Click for more about Wheelchair Ballroom/Precision Dancing

To watch a video of wheelchair dancing please visit our website. www.wheeldance.ca

Website: www.wheeldance.ca
Contact Person: Toni Triplett
Phone: (604) 862.8761
E-mail: triplettmail@hotmail.com


Wheelchair Basketball - Pitt Meadows
Location: Pitt Meadows
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Basketball

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Pitt Meadows Rec Centre. Stephanie and her dad, who is the coach, are hoping to make the sport available for anyone over the age of ten who wants to try. "We want to get as many people as possible out." On Tuesday nights from 5-6:30pm they "have sports wheelchairs that people can use; and not just people with disabilities can play but able bodied people can play if they want to. We have able bodied kids playing with us right now."

For more information about the Pitt Meadows team contact Petra Frederick from Parks and Leisure Services at (604)  467.7355


Wheeling Eights Square Dance Club
Location: Vancouver
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Square Dance

Click for more about the Wheeling Eights Square Dance Club

This is a wheelchair square dancing group open to any person with a mobility disability over 16 years of age. They also encourage partners of people who use a wheelchair to join in.

Phone: (604) 582.1954
Address: 14308 - 103A Avenue, Surrey, B.C., V3T 5C3


Whistler Adaptive Sports
Location: Whistler
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Multiple Sports - Canoeing, Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Trail Rider, Hand-Cycling, Rowing

Click for more about Whistler Adaptive Sports

Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a not-for-profit society which provides year round sorts and recreational activities for persons with disabilities of all ages.

Whistler Adaptive Sports
The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program provides the opportunity for hundreds of people with a wide range of disabilities to take part in sports and recreation programs along side any other Canadian, with a sense of adventure and the feeling of well-being that comes from immersing oneself in Whistler's world class recreational opportunities.

How we do it
In the winter, the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program partners with Scotiabank, Whistler-Blackcomb and other sponsors to provide Skiing and Scotiabank Learn to Ride lessons. WASP delivers lessons to individuals of all ages, from local beginners to international groups and advanced recreational skiers and snowboarders needing only a guide. WASP is also affiliated with the Disabled Skiers Association of British Columbia, a not for profit organization, as a member Zone.

Website: www.whistleradapative.com
E-mail: info@whistleradaptive.com
Phone: (604) 905.4493
Mail: Whistler Adaptive Sports Program, Box 708, Whistler, B.C., V0N 1B0


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Yoga ART (Adaptive-Restorative-Therapeutic) Program
Location: Greater Vancouver Area
Type of Sport or Recreation: Yoga Adapted

What is Adaptive Yoga?  Who can benefit from Adaptive Yoga?  What is yoga & why does it work? The tools of yoga can benefit Every-Body. We aim to accomplish three things minimally: Train lay people and health care providers, yoga teachers and caregivers to utilize the basic tools of yoga to improve the health and well-being of those they care for. To empower individuals to find their own ways to heal, using the body as a resource. To help people feel safe, hope-full and free.  Mary-Jo Fetterly and Trinity yoga have been teaching and doing yoga for over 30 years, in the last 10 years Mary-Jo had a SCI injury where her knowledge of yoga and her experience have combined to develop the adaptive yoga program called ART-Adaptive-Restorative-Therapeutic. 

You can find Mary-Jo’s classes around town by going to www.Trinityyoga.net or www.Mary-Jo.com.




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Zajac Ranch for Children
Location: Mission
Type of Sport(s) and/or Recreation: Camp

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Zajac Ranch for Children 

Each year, the Zajac Ranch for Children hosts hundreds of children with serious and chronic illnesses and disabilities who might not otherwise have a chance to enjoy a summer camp experience.

Some of our campers need dialysis, others have Autism and some have physical challenges that keep them at home while other kids are outside enjoying life.

The Ranch gives young people with extraordinary needs a chance to make friends, to try new things and above all, to have fun.

Website: www.zajacranch.com
Email: info@zajacranch.com
Phone: (604) 739.0444
Fax: (604) 739.0441
Address: Suite 300 - 2006 West 10th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 2B3, Canada



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