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8th Annual Gala Fundraiser

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. 

The funds raised at the gala help Whistler Adaptive Sports Program Society create and maintain sport programs for people with cognitive, physical, and sensory disabilities. By supporting sport for life, Whistler Adaptive breaks down physical, social, and financial barriers, as well as cultivates skills that lead to independence and confidence. 

The evening will start at 6pm as people gather in the the banquet room, peruse the silent auction items and mingle with athletes in attendance. Dinner will be served at 7pm including Hester Creek Wines generously provided by Peacock & Martin, followed by our popular live auction and speeches. The night will end at 10pm after the highest bidders on the auctions claim their items. 


  • Support the development of innovative adaptive sports programming;
  • Ensure the greatest number of individuals with a disability have access to sport and recreation;
  • Create sport for life for all of our athletes and participants;
  • Help expand our programming to reach more individuals with a disability who face financial or geographical barriers;
  • Help build the future generation of Canadian athletes.


Purchase a single ticket for $95. Or reserve a table for 8 for a total of $700. Tax receipts will be issued: $35 for single tickets purchased and $220 for tables reserved.

This is the best way to help fund Whistler Adaptive and go home with unique gifts. Here's a sneak peek at the generous local businesses and individuals who have already made fabulous donations to the auction: 

Live Auction:

Silent Auction:

About Whistler Adaptive Sports Program Society:
We teach, coach and foster a love of skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, hand-cycling, running, triathlon, swimming, yoga and hiking.  Last year, we taught over 2800 lessons to more than 400 participants and athletes with the help of over 180 volunteers!  Our Sports Academy program provides five days per week of programming throughout the year for Sea to Sky locals living with a disability.  We also provide adaptive rental equipment and multi-day camps for visitors from around the world and second-home owners with disabilities, providing opportunities to these individuals and their families that they never thought would be possible.

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GS & Slalom Race Camp | Monsters vs. Animals

March 27 to 29, 2015 in Whistler, BC

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! 

In head-to-head competition, there are two teams of skiers that compete against each other. One skier on each team starts the race at the same time. As the first skier on the team crosses the finish line, the second skier on the team starts from the top. Each athlete on both teams completes the course and the first team with all members at the bottom wins. This makes the race fast and exciting race for the athletes and spectators!

Athletes and their supporters are available to stay at the Whistler Athletes’ Lodge

Prices & Registration:
March 27 Training - $30
March 28 Training - $30
March 29 Race - $35 
Register for the entire 3-day camp for a discounted rate - $90.
Whistler Blackcomb lift tickets are not included. Contact us for preferential ticket rates.

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CADS 1, 2 & 2A Courses & Exams

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. 

CADS 2 Prep Course
Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23
Whistler Adaptive designed this course for instructors wanting to refresh the CADS 2 certification or prepare for the CADS 2 exam. This is not mandatory in order to take the CADS 2 exam, but a good opportunity to improve your skills. Prerequisites:   CADS I, parallel skier on blue runs, 3-track level 3 and pre-course ski fitness training advised. Goals: Competency Level 4 and identify areas for improvement.

CADS 2A Prep Course
Whistler Adaptive designed this course for instructors wanting to refresh CADS 2A certification or prepare for CADS 2A exam. This is not mandatory in order to take the CADS 2A exam, but a good opportunity to improve your skills. Prerequisites: CADS 1 or CADS 2, parallel skier on blue runs, be prepared to work hard, Mono Ski level 3 (see Mono Ski ability levels) and pre-course ski fitness training advised. Goals: Competency Level 4 and identify areas for improvement.

CADS 2 Exam
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Available to instructors who completed their CADS 1 in the 2013/2014 season or earlier. Learn more here.

CADS 2A Exam
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Available to instructors who completed their CADS 2 in the 2013/2014 season or earlier. Learn more here.

CONTACT WHISTLER ADAPTIVE for prices or to register.

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