11-year old’s passion for sledge hockey started with help from the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities – Winnipeg

11-year old’s passion for sledge hockey started with help from the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities - Winnipeg

When you live in a city fueled by a passion for hockey, it’s no surprise many children enjoy getting onto the ice. Paul Hamm, 11, loves watching the Winnipeg Jets. “He is a hockey nut,” said Melanie Hamm, Paul’s mom. “He actually knows every statistic and every player and we thought this was a way […]

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‘There’s never, ever a bad day at Powderhounds’: Adaptive snow sports school makes skiing accessible – Okanagan

‘There’s never, ever a bad day at Powderhounds’: Adaptive snow sports school makes skiing accessible - Okanagan

Snow sports are a huge part of local culture in the Okanagan. But what happens if you have a physical or cognitive challenge? At Powderhounds Adaptive Snow Sports, the goal is making snowboarding and skiing accessible to everyone, no matter the disability. “Powderhounds is a ski and snowboard program run by the non-profit People in […]

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‘Boxing saved my life’: Owner of Salmon Arm boxing centre committed to training participants, regardless of disability

‘Boxing saved my life’: Owner of Salmon Arm boxing centre committed to training participants, regardless of disability

Peggy Maertz, owner of Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre in Salmon Arm, has found her life’s calling. “I really feel like I found what I’m called to do,” Maetz said. “This is exactly the place I was looking for where I could belong, exactly as I was. A place to be safe, be vulnerable and […]

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‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title – National

‘The sea is where I feel peace and freedom’: Blind Spanish surfer aims for world title - National

Carmen Lopez can only imagine what the sea looks like, but the blind 21-year-old Spaniard is in her element riding the surf. Guided by instinct and signals whistled by her coach, Lopez has been training hard to become Spain’s first blind female athlete to enter the World Adaptive Surfing Championship in La Jolla, California, on Wednesday. Read more: Blind, partially […]

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