Whistler Adaptive is now seeking volunteers for summer 2015. Volunteers are needed to assist with adaptive kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, yoga, swimming, running, rowing. Work with a great group of people this summer and help make sport accessible to people with cognitive, physical and sensory disabilities.
The 8th annual Whistler Adaptive Gala Fundraiser is set for Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Join the supporters of Whistler Adaptive Sports Program to help adapt the playground and support athletes at every level. Dine with some of the best Paralympic athletes in Canada, enjoy a delicious three course dinner surrounded by spectacular ocean views and help us raise funds through our popular live and silent auctions.
Whistler Adaptive is hosting a GS and slalom race camp. Training will take place with coach Ken Doraty on Friday, March 27 for GS and Saturday, March 28 for slalom. On Sunday, March 29, all participants will compete in a GS Head-to-Head race on Whistler Mountain. This is open to all athletes with a cognitive, physical or sensory disability, as well as all Whistler Adaptive volunteers. Racers are welcome to downhill ski or snowboard. Athletes will be put in one of two teams for the race: Monsters vs. Animals. Come in costume!
CADS Level 1 Course Tuesday, March 10 & Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 8:30am to 3pm
This is your first step to learning how to teach skiing to people with disabilities. CADS 1 is the national standard in Canada. The course includes 3-track, 4-track, visually impaired and sit skiing. Learn more about CADS Level 1.
Do you alpine ski, sit-ski, snowboard or x-country ski? Do you want to improve at your sport or do you have dreams of competing? Whistler Adaptive wants to see more girls and women in adaptive sport. The Girls’ Learn-to-Train Camp is available to females ages 13 to 25 with a physical disability. You’ll get three days of fun on the snow, while gaining skills in your chosen discipline, getting guidance on goal setting and training, and meeting other girls in sport. The camp will also include yoga, strength & conditioning and talks on sport nutrition.
Do you want to learn how to para-snowboard? Do you dream of riding with friends or competing? Whistler Adaptive is offering a two-day Try Para-Snowboard Camp for anyone with a physical disability who can stand with or without the use of a cane or walking stick. The camp will follow the Canada Snowboard Adaptive FUNdamentals Program. Our coaches will introduce participants to snowboarding and the various tools to adapt the sport for different abilities.
The phone is ringing and the emails are flying in as the snow falls. Do you want to book a private adaptive ski, sit-ski or snowboard lesson? Do you want to set your child up with a Whistler Adaptive Buddy in Whistler Kids? If so, please get in touch soon. For more information and to register for the Whistler Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program at Whistler Blackcomb please click here.
Whistler Adaptive is offering a CADS Level 1 course on January 12 & 13, 2015 at Whistler Blackcomb.
This course is a requirement for all CADS Level 1 instructors or those who want to teach skiing to people with disabilities. This course is open to the public and all skiers who are able-bodied or have a disability. The course is done on snow and includes 1.5 hours of teaching in each of the following areas:
The Whistler Adaptive Ski & Snowboard Program is now accepting applications from volunteers for the 2014/2015 winter seasons. The program caters to skiers and snowboarders from beginner through advanced. Our trained and certified instructors, guides, and assistants help those with both physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities access the slopes of Whistler Blackcomb. We are currently seeking individuals who want to volunteer for the program. These individuals must be intermediate or advanced skiers or boarders.
Thursday, November 6 & Friday, November 7, 2014 with Mary-Jo Fetterly
The 16-hour Adaptive Yoga course is open to current yoga instructors or carers, friends and family of people in wheelchairs or with physical limitations. Learn invaluable tools and techniques that allow you to adapt poses and use yoga to create comfort and relieve pain. Adaptive Yoga is also becoming a sought-after form of exercise and therapy for an aging population. As a yoga teacher, this course will challenge you and provide you with the tools to work with a unique group of children, adults and seniors.