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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. 

Please click here for more information.

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.

In 2014, BC Adaptive Snowsports  trained 248 new CADS (Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing) Instructors. Over 700 volunteers delivered 3000+ hours of lessons for people with disabilities over the course of the 2013-2014 winter season, but this barely meets the demand.

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July 7, 2014

The other side of the medal: BC Para-alpine athletes hang up their sit-skis to focus on their post athletic careers; Ben Thompson and Caleb Brousseau are retiring after successful Para-alpine careers.

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June 18, 2014

BC Adaptive Snowsports set to host The Black Diamond Gala at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver; Lauren Woolstencroft, Vancouver 2010’s “Golden Girl”, confirmed as Honorary Chair.

We are seeking a Assistant Provincial Coach for the upcoming 2014-2015 Season.

Please click here for more information Assistant Provincial Coach

Application Deadline: July 30th.

Vancouver based FIS Coach John Newton joins BC Adaptive Snowsports as their new Provincial Head Coach

Join us on September 26, 2014 for an exciting night celebrating the heroes of Sochi 2014, our athletes of all levels throughout BC and the community leaders and volunteers who are vital to our success. All proceeds will support adaptive skiing and snowboarding programs in BC.

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BC Adaptive Snowsports has two exciting professional ski coach opportunities now open for application. We are looking for a Provincial Head Coach and a Provincial Assidstant Coach to lead our High Performance Program. This includes working with the highly successful Building Our Best race series and the BC Para-Alpine Ski Team.

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