Busy with outdoor events by all our members and peer groups SCI-BC and CRIS Adaptive Adventures, Summer 2014 was a huge statement in the growth of activities for persons with disabilities. It proved again and again our A-BILITY ! From Kayaking to tennis, handcycling to watersking, trail riding to zipling, camping to bungee-jumping, campfires to fishing,,,and much more.
It never ceases to amaze me how much fun we have and how close our group is out here in the Okanagan.
The KOs took to cross training at 6 story parkades, on the indoor track at Capital News Centre, and 30 degree incline ramps over Highway 97, in our daychairs or handcycles along with rolls along the beach for 20k or more on beautiful sunny mornings, and sometimes in the hot hot heat, and of course our annual Rugby in the Park Demo at downtown City Park, competing in the Kamloops Legacy Games, connecting with the Kelowna RollerDerby Girls and planning the new season !!
During all this ‘relaxation’, we met with many, many political and sport and school and recreation representatives to try to find a permanent training facility for our team and storage for their equipment…through this uphill battle of 2 years, suddenly St. Joseph’s Elementary School came to the rescue !! That combined with our success in grant applications (many thanks for the support of MLA Steve Thomson, Podium Fund (CWSA), ViaSport, Canadian Paralympic Committee), membership fees, and individual and corporate donations along with regular fundraising, we are working hard on team, coach, community, and volunteer development. Check out days and times and watch for upcoming events in the Schedules menu. Come on out to play, to volunteer, or just to hang out !