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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

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January 29, 2015

Quesnel athlete Landon McGauley and three other para-athletes from BC to compete at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

Vernon (BC) – During a three-day training camp at Silver Star Mountain Resort, BC Para-alpine Ski Team and Team BC Para-alpine coach John Newton made the final selection of the athletes who will represent Team BC during the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George next February 12-16.

We are excited to announce a new partnership between The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre and BC Adaptive Snowsports for 2015.

In addition to being our official accommodation for any BCAS events at Sun Peaks Resort, The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel & Conference Centre is offering all BCAS members a 15% discount off regular room rates anytime throughout 2015.

BC Adaptive Snowsports is proud to welcome 183 CADS Level 1 instructors to the Snowbility program and with more courses to come, the numbers are expected to increase.

Snowbility new CADS Level 1 instructors:

Fernie Adaptive Snow Sports: 9

Panorama Adaptive Snow Sports: 5

East Kootenay Adaptive (Kimberley): 4

Revelstoke Adaptive: course scheduled for Feb

Newly certified CADS Level 1 instructors:

Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks: 9

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January 29, 2015

Gold & Bronze medalists from the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games named finalists for the 49th BC Athlete of the Year Awards.

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January 15, 2015

Former Para-alpine National Ski Team athlete kicks off 2015 Building Our Best ski racing series at Sun Peaks Resort.

The BC Para-Alpine Ski Team receives a warm welcome in Vernon & Silver Star as they kick off their centralized training.

TELUS Community Boards in the Thompson Okanagan, North & South donates a total of $17,000 to BC Adaptive Snowsports to help support the continuation and development of youth participation throughout BC.

BC Adaptive Snowsports has received support from the TELUS Community Boards in three different regions in BC to help support our many Snowbility Programs throughout the Province as follows:

Thompson Okanagan - $10,000

North (Smithers, Prince George) - $2,000

South (Revelstoke, Panorama, Fernie) - $5,000

We are very excited to announce a special partnership with Mustang Powder Cat Skiing in Revelstoke for 2015. For every package sold on their March 31-April 3 Cat Ski trip, they will donate a portion of the proceeds to BC Adaptive Snowsports to help support our many programs throughout BC.

Please click the link below for the most recent CADS Newsletter

November 2014 CADS Newsletter


Panorama Mountain Resort is set to host the 2015 IPC Para World Championships March 2-10 and are in need of volunteers to help fufill many roles from February 22-March 11. 

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As part of ongoing succession planning, BC Adaptive Snowsports is accepting applications from enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to serve on our volunteer Board of Directors. The board is responsible for providing oversight as well as strategic vision to set the long-term direction of the organization. Along with general board responsibilities, directors participate in committees with responsibilities including Finance & Audit, Nomination/Governance and Human Resources.

Vancouver Adaptive Snowsports is searching for a coach for it's Blue Streaks racing team. The goal of the team is to inspire and develop athletes with disabilities living in the Vancouver area by providing training and competition opportunities. For a complete job description and application details: CLICK HERE

(Pictured from left: Kay Fulford, BCAS President; Michelle Stilwell, MLA Parksville-Qualicum; Andy Price, BCAS Director of Fund Development; Coralee Oakes, Minister - Community, Sport & Cultural Dev; Wayne Leslie, BCAS Executive Director.

BC Adaptive Snowsports’ Black Diamond Gala raises $78,587 to benefit people with disabilities.