‘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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Non-profit charitable organization gives unique adults opportunities to create art – Okanagan

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John Roberts can teach you a thing or two about painting. Roberts joined the Cool Arts Society a year ago when he felt his creative itch building. He credits his parents, who are also artists, for his unwavering sense of wonder in his creative process of building art pieces. “I feel like I’ve made progress […]

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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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Annual Slide and Ride event gives Edmontonians with disabilities a chance to hit the slopes – Edmonton

Annual Slide and Ride event gives Edmontonians with disabilities a chance to hit the slopes - Edmonton

Dozens of people packed the slopes at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort for Saturday’s Slide and Ride event. The event gives people with varying disabilities the opportunity to learn how to ski or snowboard with the help of an instructor and a volunteer. “Our program is very inclusive,” said Nigel Campbell, a ski coach with Edmonton’s […]

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Peterborough to kick off accessible parking awareness campaign – Peterborough

Peterborough to kick off accessible parking awareness campaign - Peterborough

The City of Peterborough is launching an accessible parking awareness campaign as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities next week. Mayor Diane Therrien has proclaimed Dec. 3 as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities to promote awareness about disability issues and to draw attention to the benefits of an inclusive and […]

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It takes a village to keep therapeutic farm thriving in Kelowna – Okanagan

It takes a village to keep therapeutic farm thriving in Kelowna - Okanagan

Surrounded by lush landscape, Arion Therapeutic Farm in southeast Kelowna was founded in 2009 as a small, equine-assisted therapy pilot project. Fast forward to 2018 and the farm has expanded to include animals of all types, education and family programs, volunteer opportunities, tours and one-on-one workshops. The sanctuary helps all types of people in the […]

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