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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.

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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.

p>BC Adaptive Snowsports is both happy and sad to announce that Phil Chew is officially retiring from his position as BC Para-Alpine Ski Team Head Coach. His last day will be May 31st. Phil has been both a tremendous volunteer and employee throughout his many years with BC Adaptive Snowsports and has been an integral part of our organization. His contributions will always be valued and remembered. His hard work, commitment and dedication are worthy of admiration. READ FULL STORY

My name is Troy Morrison. I'm a T12 paraplegic who had the privilege to attend the 2014 CADS Festival with the help of a BC Adaptive Snowsports Travel Subsidy and the CADS participant bursary. This was my first year on a mono ski but thanks to the help of Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks and their many volunteers, it’s not going to be my last.

<p>When we launched our photo contest on Valentine’s Day, we had no idea the amount of<em> love</em> it would generate. We could have never guessed that this contest would have brought over 120 entries, generated over 13K visits to the site or that two pictures would almost “break the bank” generating close to 5.5K votes each (with a limit of 1 vote per day!) Both families received a lot of support and the race was so close;&nbsp;each picture taking the lead at one point or another.

The 2014 Paralympics in Sochi are underway and we have everything you need, all in one place. For complete information about your favorite Para-Alpine events, athletes including those from BC and even television broadcast schedules, look no further than the USEFUL LINKS page of our website.

BC Adaptive Snowsports announced today the hiring of Andy Price as Director of Fund Development. Most recently serving as Manager, Major Gifts & Planned Giving at Tapestry Foundation for Health Care, Price brings more than ten years of experience in fund development for non-profit and charitable organizations to his new position. Price has also worked with the Vancouver Whitecaps Foundation, ViaSport and the University of British Columbia. VIEW FULL ANNOUNCEMENT

<p>The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team was in Whistler this week for the 2014 Canadian National Championship, some coming straight from Paralympic medal winning runs in Sochi. Members of BC’s Para-Alpine Ski Team (BCPAST) were also in attendance to challenge for their own spot on the podium. BCAS' Jeff Thompson (left) took Bronze in the NorAm GS event with Kurt Oatway from Saskatchewan earning Silver and fellow BC native Josh Dueck taking Gold.

Canadian para-alpine athletes competing in the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games left Russia with eight medals - half of Canada's overall medal haul and many of those in the hands of BC athletes. Five of the 14-person team won medals including two gold. Sit-shier Josh Dueck (Kimberley, BC) - Canada's flag bearer for the closing ceremony - won gold in the Super Combined and silver in Downhill. READ MORE

 

A dedicated career of volunteer service in the development of adaptive snowsports was honoured on March 5th as Ken Ross of Vancouver received BC Adaptive Snowsports’ Sport BC President's Award at the annual ceremony. VIEW PRESS RELEASE

Canada's Paralympic athletes, including five para-alpine athletes from BC, have been training for years for their chance to shine in Sochi. Now in Russia preparing for the start of the games this Friday, they are watching what's happening between Russia and the Ukraine very closely. VIEW GLOBAL NEWSHOUR STORY

BC Adaptive Snowsports announces a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) for planning and implementation services for its 2014 Annual Gala. The intent of the RFP is to identify and select an experienced event planner that will be responsible for planning, coordination, design and implementation of a single evening gala for the purposes of volunteer/participant recognition, donor management, fundraising and increased public awareness.

Five British Columbia athletes, four of which are BC Adaptive Snowsports alumni, lead the mix of veterans and young guns nominated to Canada's para-alpine team for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Caleb Brousseau (Terrace - BCAS Alumni), Josh Dueck (Kimberley - BCAS Alumni), Matt Hallet (Coquitlam - BCAS Alumni), Kimberly Joines (Rossland) and Braydon Luscombe (Duncan - BCAS Aumni) are among thirteen of the nation's best para-alpine skiers who will compete in Sochi. The diverse team roster is a strong combination of accomplished veterans and a talent pool of up-and-comers.

A partnership agreement has been reached between the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance and the various associations representing Adaptive Alpine Snow Sports within Canada in the interest of exploring opportunities to share and collaborate on common initiatives related to instructor education, training and certification. VIEW PRESS RELEASE

Ski racers with disabilities from across BC and Alberta are at Silver Star Mountain Resort for the first Building Our Best camp and races of the 2014 Season. Along with BC Adaptive's new Athlete Deveopment Coach Paralmpian Morgan Perrin who leads the event, participants include four Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team (CPAST) Prospects who have their sights set on the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeong Chang.

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