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Dennet is a single mother of two, including Daniel, a twelve-year-old boy diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

Dennet heard about adaptive skiing after looking for an activity to channel Daniel’s energy and help him deal with his frustrating challenges interacting socially with other kids.  

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December 5, 2016

BC Adaptive Snowsports hosted it’s 5th annual instructor training Summit at Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre from December 2-4. The popular event attracted more than 40 local club volunteers from around BC who attend sessions with BCAS staff and other experts to improve their skills and ability to deliver best-in-class adaptive ski & snowboard lessons for children and adults with disabilities.

Thank you to all the attendees, auction donors, volunteers, and sponsors who supported our 3rd Annual Black Diamond Gala. It was an AMAZING success and we raised $120,000 toward increasing our equipment grants and volunteer instructor training. Pictures from the event are available on Flickr here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskHKSS1n

Did you know that 30% of our Membership identifies as being on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? 

The BC Adaptive Snoiwsports Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 17th at the BCAS offices. The meeting is open to all currently registered, BCAS members in good standing. For complete details including registration information and Annual General Meeting Book, visit the Helpful Documents page.

ASSP PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks is seeking a dynamic and flexible individual to support the day-to-day operations of the organization.  The Program Coordinator would initially be hired on a one-year contract.  The position would be regular part-time with the number of hours per week varying throughout the year and increasing during the ski season.  Must be available to work on weekends.  Primary duties to include registration, scheduling, database management and fundraising.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee released the following today:

viaSport British Columbia is a not-for-profit organization in its fourth year of operations. Guided by the vision of creating “an active, healthy British Columbia where sport inspires a field of possibilities for all”, viaSport is looking for leaders who share our belief that sport is a powerful agent of change for ourselves, our families and our communities.

Be a part of a unique project created to enhance the quality of life of northern B.C. residents living with a disability by expanding their opportunities to experience recreation, physical activity and sport.

Canucks Autism Network is partnering with Pacific Sport to offer a training workshop in Abbotsford on Saturday June 11 from 9:30-3pm.  The workshop will provide an overview of autism spectrum disorders and cover multiple strategies for supporting individuals with autism within sport and recreation settings.

 

Join us on June 30th at Sun Peaks Resort for the 2nd Annual Sun Peaks Grand Golf Tournament benefiting BC Adaptive Snowsports programs. 

As always, BC Adaptive Snowsports Members get a discount at the Sun Peaks Grand. Click here for more details. Secure your spot early before the long weekend crowds get in there!

We are now accepting nominations for our BCAS Annual Awards. If you know of a deserving individual or group in your club, let them know how much you appreciate them! Nominate them for the 2016 Awards.

NOMINATIONS close on May 31st.

CLICK HERE for more information and the nomination form.

Pictured: "The Frequent Niallers".  From left to right standing are Mom Janine, Niall, Leigh and Pete and kneeling in the front is Dad William.

 

BC Adaptive Snowsports recognizes the high cost of participation in adaptive snowsports and is offering a Festival Travel Subsidy to CADS Festival in Kimberley, BC for March 20 – 25, 2016. This subsidy is awarded to the successful applicant and BCAS member who fulfills the following requirements:

 

BC Adaptive Snowsports & the Canucks Autism Network are proud to present a Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop on Saturday, February 6th.

Hosted by East Kootenay Adaptive Snowsports at Kimberley Alpine Resort.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Register before January 31st by emailing ekas.club@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Member Profile of the week - Edison Thomas from Silver Star Adaptive Snowsports.

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