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BCPAST Athlete Chelaine McInroy was featured on CBC Sport's "Road to the Olympic Games" last Saturday, January 9th.

McInroy, was named as one of Petro-Canada's 25 Faces of Tomorrow Grant Recipients which allowed her to upgrade her sit-ski. 

Watch her interview here:


We have so many great people taking part in our programs province wide and we would love to get to know you a little bit better.

Want to be featured on our website and social media platforms? Fill in the form below and email it back to us with a photo and/or short video showing us how much fun you are having out there!

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October 5th, 2015

BC Adaptive Snowsports’ Black Diamond Gala raises $108,000 towards snowsports programing for people with disabilities

Vancouver (B.C) – On September 25th, guests gathered at the Fairmont Vancouver Hotel for the BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) annual Black Diamond Gala. The fundraising event, now in its second year, aims to raise awareness and funds for snowsport programs for people with disabilities in British Columbia.

From the bunny hill to the steepest chutes on Whistler Blackcomb; Alex Cairns is the next generation of Canadian sit-skiers and he attributes his success to BC Adaptive Snowsport Programs.

One of the recognized barriers to participation in snowsports is cost. Through the generous financial support of our funding partner CKNW Orphan's Fund and additional support from Kids Sport, BC Adaptive Snowsports is happy to be able to offer the Children & Youth Equipment Grant Program.

Tickets for BC Adaptive's 2015 Black Diamond Gala are now on sale and selling fast. More than 100 have sold already! 

Join hosts Fiona Forbes from SHAW TV and tv/radio personality Michael Eckford for a sparkling night of fine food, wine, music, live & silent auctions to support programs for children and adults with disabilities around BC to enjoy the freedom and theraputic benefits of skiing and snowboarding. For more information and to purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to Landon McGauley, Mark Robertson, Melissa Pemble, Chelaine McInroy and Amanda Timm on being selected to the BC Para-alpine Ski Team for the 2015-2016 Season.

CADS is currently seeking a Director to be the senior staff and leader of the organization.  If you have a passion for a leadership role and for working in this not-for-profit organization that strives to better the lives of skiers and snowboarders with disabilities, this position may be the right fit for you!  The Director reports to the President.  The work location is negotiable and working from a home office is a possibility.  

Join us on July 2nd at Sun Peaks Resort for the 1st annual Sun Peaks Grand Golf Tournament benefitting BC Adaptive Snowsports.

Proceeds will support the annual BCAS Summit at Sun Peaks in December for volunteer and club training as well as club equipment loan programs and instructor education programs to support skiers and snowboarders with a disability.

As we mark the end of another wonderful season it's time to take the opportunity to recognize those outstanding volunteers and groups who have gone out of their way to ensure the continued success of adaptive snowsport programs in BC. Award nominations must be received no later than 5pm, May 31st. For complete details, including official nomination form, visit the Helpful Documents page of our website. (CLICK HERE)

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March 31, 2015

Squamish athlete Alex Cairns returns from Quebec as the Canadian National Champion in men’s slalom (sitting)

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March 18, 2015

Adaptive athletes take over Silver Star Mountain and show their passion for ski racing at the 2015 Western Canadian Championships

Following the February & March courses in Sun Peaks we would like to congratulate some of our newly certified CADS instructors:

CADS Level 1

Richard Bastemejier, Lucinda Bateman, Paul Blantern, Rachael Chubb-Higgins, Amelia Francis, Myrna Hastings, Christopher Haseltine, Rob Hayward, Jake Lacosta, Brennan McGlashen, Luke Parnaby, Craig Renwick, Maximilliano Tomicic, Liana Webb, Robb Webb,

CADS Level 2

Neil Connors, Pat McKimmon, Jo-Ann O’Brien, Melanie Pouliot, Jodi Roberts, Sharon Tremblay

CADS Level 2A

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March 17, 2015

President of Kelowna’s Adaptive Snow Sport Program, honored with award

(Vancouver, BC) –  Each year, Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO’s) from across BC recognize their volunteers whose dedication, energy and commitment contribute to the development of their sport or organization with the Sport BC Presidents’ Awards. BC Adaptive’s Tony Lenarcic was presented with the award on Thursday March 12th during the annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year awards at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

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March 2, 2015


BC Adaptive Snowsports welcomes two new members to their volunteer Board of Directors


Vancouver (BC) – After a search that attracted more than a dozen applicants to fill two spots on the BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) board, Gurdeep Parhar & Nigel Collett were selected as new Directors.

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March 13, 2015

Two of Para-alpine’s best and most influential sit-skiers recognized at Sport BC’s Athlete of the Year Awards.

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February 19, 2015

Para-alpine athletes from BC make their mark at the 2015 Canada Winter Games

Prince George (BC) – After a week of competition for alpine racers at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, Para-alpine athletes from BC have taken home three medals.

PRINCE GEORGE - Persons with different abilities living in the North - and in communities throughout the province - will have increased opportunities to become lifelong participants in sport and creative activities as a result of $735,000 in funding for accessibility programming announced Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Whistler Adaptive is offering a Girls’ Winter Learn-to-Train Camp from March 13 to 15, 2015 for girls ages 13 to 25 with a physical disability. Do you know any young women that would be interested and would like to take part? If so, please pass this information on to them:

Each year CADS recognizes those members and volunteers that have contributed in many and varied ways in the promotion and development of Disabled Skiing in Canada.

CADS 2015 Volunteer Awards, call for nominations

Nomination Form