The KOs are hosting Try Our Sport Days in Kelowna and Kamloops through sponsorship of RBC Canada Sports Day Grant to encourage physical activity and learning new sports.
The value that programs such as the KOs contribute to the community really does become immeasureable when you consider all the opportunities it presents in a niche market. From making personal and team connections and positive growth, to challenging us to expand boundaries and remove barriers from our physical, mental, social ideals.
The building blocks of the KOs philosophy is one step (or one push) at a time and always to have fun doing it. Win or lose, our spirit remains intact and we do that as a group. Supporting each other, refusing to be anything but in healthy competition environments, and remembering to take care of and respect ourselves and each other.
This foundation is now providing us with the growth and progress to begin practices in Kamloops (in addition to our handcycle and workout crosstraining programs). In November, one of our founding athletes, Stu Wymer, will begin coaching and training new members in Kamloops at a local practice facility there. We currently have athletes travelling from all over the Okanagan region to practice in Kelowna.
If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more about wheelchair rugby, come out and try our sport here in Kelowna on Nov. 15 from 2-5pm at St.Joseph Elementary (behind the church) as part of RBC Sports Day in Canada, and check back for more opportunities in Kamloops, plus demos in Penticton and Vernon during our regular partnership involvement with Pacific Sports’ XploreSportz Kids camps !
In the meantime check out this link !!