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Inclusive Recreation for People with Disabilities

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									              EDMONTON

                                 Fall 2010 – Spring 2011




Inclusive Recreation for
People with Disabilities
An activity guide for
Edmonton and surrounding areas
Leisure Access Program
Do you know about the
Leisure Access Program?
The Leisure Access Program gives
lower‑income individuals and families
the opportunity to use City of Edmonton
recreation facilities for free or at a
reduced cost.
For more information, please visit
www.edmonton.ca or call 780‑496‑4918.

What is available?
The Leisure Access Program offers:
•	 Unlimited free admissions to City of
   Edmonton Recreation Facilities.
•	 Access to three registered leisure
   programs per year for adults and
   seniors at 25% of the regular cost.
•	 Access to four registered leisure
   programs per year for children and
   youth at 25% of the regular cost.
•	 Manuals and program supplies at
   25% of regular cost.
 Introduction
Take time to enjoy many of the leisure            If you require any further information about
opportunities available throughout Edmonton       opportunities for persons with disabilities,
this	fall,	winter	and	spring.	Get	fit,	enjoy	a	   should you wish to be added to our mailing
new outdoor activity, be creative, meet new       list, or if you would like to let us know
friends, have fun and keep active!                about any new programs, please call
                                                  780‑496‑4917, TTY 780‑ 944‑5555 transfer
This brochure, (formerly called “Leisure
                                                  code DISREC, fax 780‑577‑3525, or e‑mail
Opportunities for Persons with Special
                                                  recreationdisabilities@edmonton.ca.
Needs”) produced by the City of Edmonton’s
Community Services Department, lists              If	you	prefer,	this	flyer	can	be	
recreation opportunities throughout               accessed on the City of Edmonton’s website
Edmonton suitable for individuals                 at www.edmonton.ca under For Residents,
with disabilities. It is produced twice           Resident Services and Programs, People
annually; a summer edition and a                  Services / People with Special Needs.
fall/winter/spring edition.
                                                  Alternative formats available
This brochure provides a summary of               on request.
specialized programs and other valuable
contacts. If you require further information
about a program, call the organization
directly to receive their detailed brochure.      Heather Crowe
The City of Edmonton offers this publication      Special Needs Recreation Liaison
as a list of resources only and is not
necessarily associated with the organization
that submitted the advertisement.
Some	programs	are	designed	specifically	for	
individuals with disabilities, however many
programs are open to everyone. Just call the
number provided to inquire.
LeIsuRe PRogRAms AnD gRouPs .......................................................................1
Community Services Department City of Edmonton ..............................................................1
  A.C.T. Aquatic and Recreation Centre ..............................................................................1
  River Valley Programs ......................................................................................................4
  Pools/Leisure Centers .......................................................................................................4
  Hardisty Leisure Centre .....................................................................................................5
  Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre .........................................................................5
  Northgate Lions Senior Citizens Recreation Centre ..........................................................6
  Kinsmen Sports and Fitness Centre ..................................................................................6
  Commonwealth Sports and Fitness Centre .......................................................................6
  Mill Woods Recreation Centre ...........................................................................................7
  John Walter Museum ........................................................................................................7
  John Janzen Nature Centre ..............................................................................................8
  Muttart Conservatory .........................................................................................................8
  Valley Zoo ..........................................................................................................................8
Alberta Abilities Lodges Society ..............................................................................................9
Alberta AdaptAbilities Association ...........................................................................................9
Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
(formerly known as SportAbility Alberta) ....................................................................................10

Alberta Health Services .........................................................................................................10
Alberta Northern Lights Wheelchair Basketball Society ....................................................... 11
Alberta Sports and Recreation Association
for the Blind (ASRAB) ...........................................................................................................12
Art Gallery of Alberta ............................................................................................................12
The Arthritis Society .............................................................................................................13
Autism Society of Edmonton Area ........................................................................................13
Brail Tone Music Society of Canada .....................................................................................14
Camp Health, Hope and Happiness (Camp HeHoHa) .........................................................15
Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) ...............................................................16
Canadian Mental Health Association ....................................................................................16
Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) ..........................................................................17
Capital City Gymnastics .......................................................................................................18
Capital Care Grandview ........................................................................................................19
Centre for Autism Services Alberta........................................................................................19
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta ...................................................................................22
Choral Morphosis ..................................................................................................................25
CNIB .....................................................................................................................................25
Community Linking Programs ..............................................................................................26
Dreamcatcher Nature‑Assisted Therapy Association ............................................................29
Edmonton Brain Injury Relearning Society ...........................................................................30
Edmonton Epilepsy Association ...........................................................................................30
Edmonton John Howard Society ..........................................................................................31
Edmonton Public Library ......................................................................................................31
Edmonton Sled Hockey Club ................................................................................................33
Elves Special Needs Society ................................................................................................33
Excel Society .........................................................................................................................34
Gerard Raymond Centre ......................................................................................................34
John McGee Day Options ....................................................................................................34
Girl Guides of Canada — Edmonton .....................................................................................34
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital ..........................................................................................35
Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association (LBTRA) ..............................................................36
MIRA Facilitation Center........................................................................................................36
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada ...................................................................................37
Networks Activity Centre ......................................................................................................38
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts .........................................................................................38
Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (North) .............................................................................38




                                                                                                           Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Paralympic Sports Association .............................................................................................39
Pathways Day Program (Addiction and Mental Health,
Edmonton Zone, Alberta Health Services) ............................................................................44
Robin Hood Association ........................................................................................................45
Special Olympics Alberta ......................................................................................................45
Special Olympics Edmonton ................................................................................................45
Spina	Bifida	and	Hydrocephalus	Association	of	Northern	Alberta.........................................46
The Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement ..........................................46
Wheelchair Sports Alberta .....................................................................................................48
WTTU Family Martial Arts ....................................................................................................49
YMCAs ..................................................................................................................................49
YoWoChAs Outdoor Education Centre .................................................................................50
Outdoor Education/Group Rental ..........................................................................................50

AccessIbILIty InfoRmAtIon.................................................................................50

otheR VALuAbLe LeIsuRe ResouRces..........................................................50

otheR ResouRces/neW InItIAtIVes.................................................................51

uPcomIng festIVALs AnD sPecIAL eVents.................................................53

InDex. .................................................................................................................................54
Leisure Programs                                  Call	the	Community	Services	office	closest	
                                                  to you for more information on programs
and grouPs                                        offered in your area.
                                                  east: 780‑496‑1901
 community services                               West: 780‑496‑7320
                                                  south: 780‑496‑5858
 Department city
 of edmonton                                      A.c.t. Aquatic and
Box 2359                                          Recreation centre
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7                              2909 – 113 Avenue
                                                  Rundle Park
contact: General Information
Phone: 780‑496‑4999, PRESS #2                     Phone: Call 311
tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code:                  (780‑442‑5311 Outside of Edmonton)
CMSINFO                                           for information
special needs Recreation Liaison Phone:           fax: 780‑496‑2783
780‑496‑4917                                      tty: 780‑944‑5578 transfer code: ACT
tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: DISREC           Website: www.edmonton.ca
Swim, visit the Muttart Conservatory, enjoy
                                                  Water Works
the river valley, learn about nature, skate
                                                  Water works is an aquatic exercise program
outdoors or at an arena, cross‑country
                                                  specifically	for	people	with	joint	and	
ski or attend a special event. These are
                                                  mobility problems. A trained instructor takes
some of the many activities available
                                                  participants through soothing movements
through the City of Edmonton’s Community
                                                  accompanied by soft music. Water works
Services Department.
                                                  is safe, easy and is perfect for people with
Inclusion is encouraged and individuals           arthritis	or	fibromyalgia.
with special needs will be accommodated
whenever possible, into all Department‑           Shallow Water Aquafit
sponsored programs, facilities and special        Get	Wet	—	Get	fit!	Shallow	water	Aquafit	is	
events. Individuals with mild to moderate         a fun and energetic aerobic exercise class
special needs can usually be included.            that uses the water for resistance. Shallow
Individuals who require closer supervision        Water	Aquafit	is	excellent	for	working	on	
or additional assistance can attend with an       weight	loss,	overall	fitness,	and	muscle	
attendant. Attendants incur no additional         strength, range of motion, balance and
cost when assisting an individual to attend       coordination. Work at your own pace.
our facilities, services or programs.




                                              1                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
specialized Programs at Act                           cost: $2.05/person/half hour usage
                                                      (Price subject to change)
The	following	programs	are	specifically	
designed for individuals with disabilities.           Locations: ACT Aquatic and Recreation
Individuals with medical concerns or who              Centre and Mill Woods Recreation Centre
require supervision must provide their own            Details: Up to 5 people can use the
attendant. No fee is charged for attendants.          equipment at a time plus attendant/parents.
                                                      The Multi Sensory Environment is booked
Swim Abilities                                        out	on	a	first	come,	first	serve	bases,	when	
The swim abilities swim program is offered            the room is available.
to children aged 4‑ 14 with limited mobility,
physical impairments or other disabilities.           Adult Senior Leisure Dance
Children will be initially assessed prior to          This program is for the young at heart! Live
the start of lessons to determine the most            bands provide toe‑tapping music. Enjoy an
appropriate level to register in.                     afternoon of musical entertainment, fun,
                                                      light refreshments and meeting new people.
Teen Quest                                            Admission into the dance is $2.50
Teen Quest is a program designed for Teens            Participants using DATS transportation must
with developmental disabilities. The program          register for this program to guarantee a
gives the opportunity to participate in various       booking with DATS.
activities such as; crafts, games, swimming,
outings and much more. Each participant will          Rockin’ In Rundle
receive	a	schedule	the	first	day	of	programs.	        Feel like dancing? This program is for you!
Each program includes a time for break                Come out and enjoy a variety of music
which participants are welcome to bring a             all afternoon. Light refreshments are
snack or money to purchase a snack. The               served. Admission into the dance is $3.00.
Leisure Access Pass or additional discounts           Participants using DATS transportation must
are not applicable.                                   register for this program to guarantee a
                                                      booking with DATS.
Multi Sensory Environment
Great for all ages and abilities – especially         Fitness on Fridays
those who like to stimulate or relax their            This is a drop‑in program. Come and
senses. Our Multi Sensory Environment                 independently	explore	your	fitness	potential.	
includes	a	bubble	tube,	fiber-optics,	light	          A variety of sports equipment is available
machines	and	much	more.	Benefits	of	                  to you each week in the gymnasium. Come
usage can include: leisure and relaxation,            and	get	fit	and	have	fun	and	the	same	
stimulation and interactive development of            time. Admission is $2.50. Please pay at the
motor skill. Call 311 for more information.           front desk.




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s.u.R.f. (social unique                         Registration for spring suRf Programs:
                                                March 11, 2011
Recreational fun)
                                                Spring Session Starts the week of
The SURF programs are recreational
                                                April 12, 2011
activities designed for adults with
developmental disabilities. Each program        suRf craft classes
includes time for a break to socialize.         Tuesday evenings, Friday afternoons or
Participants are welcome to bring a snack       Friday evening. This is a creative program
or money to purchase food. The Leisure          that offers the opportunity to experience
Access Pass or additional discounts are         a variety of craft projects and meet
not applicable.                                 new people.
Registration for fall suRf Programs:
August 13, 2010
                                                suRf fit night
Fall programs start the week of                 Fit Night is an active program that includes
September 21                                    swimming every night along with a session
                                                based on health and wellness. The evenings
Registration for Winter suRf Programs:
                                                include	activities	such	as	personal	fitness,	
November 26, 2010
                                                sports and games, followed by different
Winter programs start the week of
                                                water activities.
January 11, 2011
                                                suRf cooking class
                                                The cooking class will provide you with the
                                                skills needed to prepare and cook food.
                                                Learn how to create food that is not only
                                                good for you but tastes great too! Enjoy a
                                                variety of dishes each week. This program is
                                                only offered in the Fall and Winter Session.

                                                suRf Dance and music class
                                                The program is based on different
                                                components of dance and music.
                                                Participants have the opportunity to
                                                explore and learn different types of
                                                dances. This program is only offered in the
                                                Winter session.




                                            3                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
suRf outdoor Recreation                               River Valley Programs
Enjoy Wednesday evening’s learning about              Phone: 780‑496‑2983
the great outdoors. Practice your outdoor             tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: RVREG
skills and gain an appreciation for Mother            Office location: 11808 St. Albert Trail
Nature. This program is only offered in the           contact: Karina Ma 780‑496‑2990
Spring Session.                                       fax: 780‑496‑2955
                                                      email: karina.ma@edmonton.ca
suRf social night                                     Website: edmonton.ca/rivervalleyprograms
Here is your chance to participate in a
                                                      River Valley Programs provides children,
variety of recreational activities all centered
                                                      teens, and adults with the opportunities
on a theme of the day. Themes include:
                                                      to	explore	Edmonton’s	river	valley,	get	fit,	
seasonal activities, arts, cultures, guest
                                                      and have fun all year ‘round. The varieties
speakers and games.
                                                      of programs that are offered include: GPS
suRf outing club # 1 and                              and geo‑caching, orienteering, archery,
suRf outing club # 2                                  fishing,	biking,	canoeing,	shelter	building,	
On	the	first	evening	of	the	program	the	              fire	building,	initiatives,	snowshoeing	
clubs will come together and decide on                and cross‑country skiing. All programs
the outings that they would like to do in the         are offered for groups and/or individuals.
community. The outing includes information            Adapted equipment is available. Call for
on leisure, education, personal money                 more details.
management and skills for working in a                For bookings please call 780‑496‑2983.
group setting. Participants will need to
                                                      Visit www.edmonton.ca/rivervalleyprograms
budget $10 – $15 per outing.
                                                      for more information.

                                                      Pools/Leisure centers
                                                      swim Line contact: 780‑496‑7946
                                                      Many pools have additional amenities
                                                      such as whirl pools and exercise areas.
                                                      Eastglen, Confederation and Mill Woods
                                                      Recreation Centers have salt water systems
                                                      as added features. Try the accessibility
                                                      features which are available at most pools:
                                                      easy ladders and wider stairs to enter pool,
                                                      wheelchair accessible pool lifts, accessible
                                                      change rooms or unisex change rooms and
                                                      power doors.




                                                  4
hardisty Leisure centre                               central Lions seniors
Location: 10535 – 65 St.                              Recreation centre
Phone: 311                                            11113 – 113 Street NW
                                                      Edmonton, AB T5G 2V1
Water Works
                                                      Phone: 780‑496‑7369
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
                                                      fax: 780‑442‑0946
time: 1 – 2 pm
                                                      tty: 780‑944‑5555
Persons suffering from arthritis or other joint       transfer code: CENTRAL
mobility problems.                                    email: info@clsa2.com
Program consists of mild exercises and                Website: www.clsa2.com
slow movements. Open to swimmers and                  Central Lions Recreation Centre provides
non‑swimmers comfortable in shallow or                recreation and social programs and events
mid‑pool.                                             for older adults (55+), during the day and
                                                      community programs in the evening. The
Shallow Water Aquasize                                building is accessible and senior friendly.
ongoing: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays                Program participants must bring their
8 – 9 am; 1 – 2 pm (additional class                  own personal aide if needed. The facility
Wednesday 7 – 8 pm)                                   features: Fitness Centre, gymnasium,
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7 – 8 pm                     auditorium, classrooms and cafeteria.
Sundays – noon – 1 pm                                 Programs include: Fitness, music, dance,
cost: $6.00 adult drop‑in,                            sports, arts, computers, crafts and more.
$4.50 senior drop‑in
                                                      Programs	designed	specifically	for	those	
This light to moderate workout is done in             with special needs include: Connections,
the shallow end of the pool to upbeat music.          Gentle Move and Groove, Gentle Yoga and
Open to swimmers and non‑swimmers of all              Tai Chi.
ages, this is an excellent class for those who
                                                      For more information, visit our website or
are recovering from an injury or are hoping
                                                      call to obtain a detailed program brochure.
to have a less sedentary lifestyle.




                                                  5                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
northgate Lions                                      Kinsmen sports and
senior citizens                                      fitness centre
Recreation centre                                    Phone: 780‑944‑7400
7524 – 139 Avenue NW                                 tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code:
Edmonton, AB T5C 3H7                                 KINSMEN

contact: Bridgitte Cormier                           Come and enjoy the many accessibility
Phone: 780‑496‑6969                                  features the Kinsmen Centre has to offer
fax: 780‑496‑4704                                    including elevators, a ramp to the front
tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: NGATE               entrance and large alleyways. There is also
email: bridgitte.cormier@edmonton.ca                 a pool lift at Kinsmen that will allow you to
Website: www.nesa1.ca                                access the pools.

The Recreation Centre provides an
opportunity for older adults 55 years of age
                                                     commonwealth sports and
and up to take part in recreational activities       fitness centre
and social events, some of which include:            Phone: 780‑944‑7400
dinner and dance every Wednesday,                    tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: STADIUM
activity programs such as badminton, yoga,           Pulse	Aiders	is	a	fitness	program	that	
fitness,	computers,	cards,	choir,	pottery,	          is offered for individuals who have
quilting, painting plus much more. For more          experienced a cardiac complication. The
information, or to obtain a detailed program         program is ongoing and is offered Monday,
brochure, call the number listed above.              Wednesday and Friday from 4:00 pm – 5:00
                                                     pm Call for further details and costs. Visit
                                                     the	new	expanded	fitness	center.	Many	
                                                     washroom improvements have also been
                                                     completed at the Stadium. Accessible
                                                     parking stalls are available.




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mill Woods                                            Attractions
Recreation centre
7207 – 28 Avenue
                                                     fort edmonton Park
Phone: 780‑496‑2900                                  7000 – 143 St.
tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code:                     (Corner of Whitemud Freeway
MWOODS                                               and Fox Drive)

Visit	the	new	fully	accessible	fitness	area.	        Recorded information: 780‑496‑8787
Washroom	modifications	were	also	made	               Program.registration:.780‑496‑2925
in 2001 to increase accessibility. Come out          tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: FORT
and try the wave pool and diving tank.               Programs accommodate special needs
                                                     wherever possible. Please note at time of
Multi Sensory Environment                            registration that accommodation may be
Great for all ages and abilities — especially        required. Aids are welcome to attend free
those who like to stimulate or relax their           of charge.
senses. Our Multi Sensory Environment
                                                     Call 780‑496‑2925 to receive a
includes	a	bubble	tube,	fiber-optics,	light	
                                                     program brochure.
machines	and	much	more.	Benefits	of	
usage can include: leisure and relaxation,
stimulation and interactive development of           John Walter museum
motor skills. Call 311 for more information.         10661 – 91A Ave.
                                                     (next to the Kinsmen Sports Centre)
Cost: $2.05/person/half hour usage
                                                     Recorded information: 780‑496‑8787
(Price subjected to change)
                                                     Program registration: 780‑496‑2925
Location: Mill Woods Recreation Centre and
                                                     tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: NATURE
ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre
Up to 5 people can use the equipment at              The John Walter Museum displays the three
a time plus attendant/parents. The Multi             original homes of John Walter. Here you will
Sensory Environment is booked out on a               learn not only about John Walter, but also
first	com	e,	first	serve	bases,	when	the	room	       about the growth of the river valley and its
is available.                                        communities.
                                                     John Walter Museum is partially accessible.
                                                     Paved walkways and boardwalks connect
                                                     the houses and the public parking lot. The
                                                     1901 House is accessible by ramp.
                                                     Accessible washrooms are found in the
                                                     Visitor Orientation Building. The museum is
                                                     open Sunday afternoons and admission is
                                                     free of charge.




                                                 7                       Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Programs accommodate special needs                muttart conservatory
wherever possible. Please note at time of
                                                  9626 – 96 A Street
registration that accommodation may be
                                                  Phone: 311
required. Aids are welcome to attend at no
extra cost.                                       What good is having one of the most
                                                  unique living natural collections of plants,
Call 780‑496‑2925 to receive a
                                                  if everyone can’t enjoy it? The Muttart
program brochure.
                                                  Conservatory is committed to providing
                                                  the best, easiest access possible to all
John Janzen nature centre                         its exhibits. Wheelchair access to the
7000 – 143 St. (next to Fort Edmonton Park)       Conservatory is rated as “Very Good”. We
Recorded information: 780‑496‑8787                hope you agree.
Program.registration:.780‑496‑2925
tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: NATURE           Valley Zoo
Discover nature in the city! Nestled in the       13315 Buena Vista Road
heart of the river valley, the John Janzen        Recorded information: 780‑496‑8787
Nature Centre offers programs, events,            Program.registration:.780‑496‑2925
exhibits and information to encourage             tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code: ZOO
awareness and understanding of nature
                                                  Discover the many wild and wonderful
in an urban setting. John Janzen Nature
                                                  things at the Valley Zoo. Open year round,
Centre is partially accessible. A steeper
                                                  except on Christmas Day.
ramp at the front entrance leads into
accessible nature exhibits and washrooms.         Most of the Valley Zoo is accessible.
Admission is free of charge for attendants.       The elephant viewing area is accessible.
                                                  Walkways are a combination of paved
Programs accommodate special needs
                                                  and gravel
wherever possible. Please note at time of
registration that accommodation may be
required. Aids are welcome to attend free
of charge.
Call 780‑496‑2925 to receive a
program brochure.




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 Alberta Abilities                                    Alberta AdaptAbilities
 Lodges society                                       Association
C/O Canadian Paraplegic Association                  11226 – 75 Ave
(Alberta) #305, 11010 101 Street NW                  Edmonton, AB T6G 0H3
Edmonton, AB T5H 4B9
                                                     Phone: 780‑431‑8446
contact: Ross Wein                                   fax: 780‑634‑5518
Phone: 780‑436‑0141                                  email: info@adaptabilities.ca
email: rosswein@shaw.ca                              Website: www.adaptabilities.ca
Website: www.aals.ca
                                                     Programs run out of two locations:
                                                     Meadowlark (8721 – 163 Street)
trailRiders for                                      McKernan (11226 – 75 Ave)
Disabled Persons
                                                     Respite Centre
Details: Various River Valley locations,
                                                     Our Respite Centres provide children and
all skill levels
                                                     their families high‑quality care when parents
cost: none, but accept donations for
                                                     need to run errands, take a break or go to
equipment repairs and replacement
                                                     an appointment. Our knowledgeable relief
AALS provides opportunities for persons              care specialists give families peace of
with physical and cognitive challenges               mind knowing their child is having fun and
to enjoy nature. We believe this outdoor             participating in specialized activities.
experience raises the quality of life and
gives respite. We will partner with any              Out of School Care
group that has complementary goals. We               AdaptAbilities’ Out of School Care offers a
hold special events that depend heavily              number of structured activities in a safe and
on volunteers and we encourage Alberta               supportive environment. Each day youth
camps, parks, and other facilities in natural        have the opportunity to do homework, play
areas to work toward Universal Access and            games, and keep active. Through planned
Inclusiveness. We loan TrailRiders, canoes,          activities children meet new friends and
and other outdoor equipment so that families         have fun.
and groups can give their loved ones the
thrill of being in nature. Families and groups
have taken our equipment to the mountains
or stayed closer to Edmonton.
Other Information: Contact us if you wish to
participate as a volunteer to give disabled
persons opportunities or if you wish to
support	this	worthy	program	financially.




                                                 9                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
teen night Programs                                   Alberta cerebral Palsy
Each week we offer youth the chance to                sports Association
hang out and meet new friends. Teens plan
                                                      (formerly known as sportAbility Alberta)
a variety of recreational activities and our
relief care specialists guide participants in        Percy Page Centre
making appropriate and fun choices. The              11759 Groat Road
aim is to improve teen’s decision making             Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
skills, independence and increase their
                                                     Phone: 780‑422‑2904
participation in the community.
                                                     fax: 780‑422‑2663
Fridays – Teen Night for Youth with                  toll-free: 1‑866‑282‑4356
Tourettes Syndrome                                   email: contact@acpsa.ca
Thursdays – Teen Night for Youth able to             Website: www.acpsa.ca
function in a 1:5 ratio                              We offer swimming and various children’s
                                                     activities. We are also developing a
hearts in Action                                     bocce program for people with cerebral
A unique day camp that provides enjoyable,           palsy.	Please	contact	our	office	for	
goal‑directed activities during school               more information.
holidays and professional development
days. Each day a structured routine is
offered where children rotate through three           Alberta health services
components within their designated age
group; recreation and motor development,
                                                     challenge by choice
essential life skills, and expressive arts.          Bill Rees YMCA, 10211 – 105 Street,
                                                     Edmonton, Room 2‑5
Winter break: December 27 – 31, 2010
Teachers Convention: March 3 – 4, 2011               contact: Deanna Lesage 780‑342‑7936
Spring Break: March 28 – April 1, 2011               Ages: 18 – 30 years old who have a
Registration for summer camps opens                  diagnosed mental illness.
March 2011                                           The Challenge by Choice program has been
Third party billing available.                       established to provide activities, friendship
                                                     and learning opportunities for young adults
                                                     with mental illness. The focus is on wellness,
                                                     recovery and experiential learning leading
                                                     to self discovery, improved well being and
                                                     developing social connections. This is a
                                                     partnership program between Canadian
                                                     Mental Health Association, Alberta Health




                                                10
Services and YMCA. There is a variety of               Alberta northern
programming for young adults (18 to 30
years)	five	days	a	week.	Please	contact	
                                                       Lights Wheelchair
Deanna for the referral form for this program.         basketball society
                                                      11404 – 143 Street
out of the shadows                                    Edmonton, AB T5M 1V6
Artist Program
                                                      contact: Tony Adsit
Dates: 3rd Thursday of every month
                                                      Phone: 780‑433‑4310 (toll free)
time: 2 to 4 pm
                                                      fax: 780‑431‑1764
Location: Harcourt House Arts Centre
                                                      email: info@albertanorthernlights.com
10215 – 112 St
                                                      Website: www.albertanorthernlights.com
Ages: 18 – 65
Disability group: Adult mental health
concerns, experience with art
                                                      cWbL montgomery League
cost: $20 per year                                    Dates: September – May
                                                      Tuesdays and Thursdays
Come and join our visual arts program that            time: 6 – 8 pm
promotes learning new art skills, sharing             Location: ACT Centre
ideas with other artists, learning about              Details: All disabilities
community resources, and low‑cost art                 Ages: 14+
opportunities. Exhibit and sell your artwork          cost: $50 per year
and much more.
                                                      Semi‑competitive league for both
No referral necessary.                                experienced and inexperienced players.
                                                      Prmotes the development of the total
                                                      athlete. Composed of 20 teams across
                                                      Canada. Equipment supplied.




                                                 11                       Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
 Alberta sports and                                   Lawn bowls is a sport played outdoors on
                                                      a well‑kept, level lawn area measuring 120
 Recreation Association                               feet by 120 feet. The object of the game
 for the blind (AsRAb)                                is to roll a biased ball (similar in size to an
                                                      oversized softball) down the lawn attempting
#007, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E.
                                                      to get it, close to a smaller white target ball
Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3
                                                      with the help of a director who gives the
contact: Marilyn McIntosh                             athlete verbal clues.
Phone: 403‑262‑5332
                                                      ASRAB’s new Children Recreation Program
(Toll Free: 1‑888‑882‑7722)
                                                      is a hit, featuring so far, wall climbing,
email: info@asrab.ab.ca
                                                      gymnastics and more to come.
Website: www.asrab.ab.ca
                                                      Other sports supported or facilitated to can
sight night a brand new event for ASRAB,
                                                      be found on our website. www.asrab.ab.ca
making its debut in Calgary. When the sun
goes down on Saturday, November 20,
2010, participants will gather at Eau Claire           Art gallery of Alberta
Market for an 8K run/3K walk on the Bow
River Pathway, enthusiasts and supporters             2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
of visually impaired Albertans join in sight          Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
night – a fun run after dark, vision optional.
                                                      contact: Nicole Reeves (Education
Goalball is a fast‑paced Paralympic sport             Business Manager)
developed uniquely for blind and visually             Phone: 780.392.2479
impaired athletes. There are three positions          fax: 780.426.3105
on the court during play ‑ who are positioned         email: nicole.reeves@youraga.ca
in front of a goal measuring 9 meters                 Website: www.youraga.com
in width. Players wear goggles that are
blacked out to eliminate any light, allowing
athletes with all degrees of visual acuity to
play equally. The object is to throw the ball
(containing bells) past the defending team,
who attempt to block the ball before it enters
the goal.




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Art express                                           Autism society of
Dates: Thursday evenings                              edmonton Area
Sept 16 – Oct 28 and Nov 4 – Dec 16, 2010
time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm                                 101, 11720 Kingsway Avenue
Location: Singhmar Education Centre,                 Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5
Lower Level, AGA                                     contact: Karen Phillips or Meredith Porter
Age: 16 years minimum (adult class)                  Phone: 780‑453‑3971
cost: $42 + GST                                      fax: 780‑447‑4948
Classes are lead by professional artists who         email: lindadowell@autismedmonton.org
both have extensive experience working with          Website: www.autismedmonton.org
a wide range of students, including adults
with developmental disabilities.                     Adult groups:
                                                     social, support, Drama
 the Arthritis society                               Dates: Evenings or Saturdays
                                                     time: Hours vary
#307, 10109 – 106 Street                             Location: 11720 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3L7                                 Age: 18+
                                                     Disability group: Asperger syndrome or
contact: Ellen Donaldson
                                                     high functioning autism
Phone: 780‑424‑1740
                                                     cost: none
fax: 780‑428‑6198
help line: 1‑800‑321‑1433 extension: 1               Club Quirk
Website: www.arthritis.ca/alberta                    Social Group for adults with Asperger’s
                                                     Syndrome
Arthritis 101 and Arthritis
self management                                      Support Group
Details: Various dates, times, locations.            Support group for adults with Asperger’s
cost: Free of charge                                 Syndrome and for parents of children and
                                                     adults with Asperger’s Syndrome.
2 hour training and information (interactive
workshop) on how to get in control of your           Drama Group
arthritis. This program is offered at various        Adults with autism have written and acted
times during the year. Call 1‑800‑321‑1433           in their own play designed to educate
ext: 1 to register.                                  the public about autism. Currently
                                                     producing a drama documentary.
                                                     “Autism Society Players”.




                                                13                       Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
children and                                       brail tone music
teen social groups                                 society of canada
Dates and times: Varies
Location: Varies                                  #107, 15207 Stony Plain Road
Age: 8‑13 and 14‑17                               Edmonton, AB T5N 1A3
Disability group: Asperger syndrome/High          contact: Teresa Baudin
functioning autism                                Phone: 780‑448‑1807
cost: call for information                        fax: 780‑448‑1786
                                                  email: brailtone@telus.net
Friday Night Social Group —
for teens aged 14 – 17                            We provide people with vision loss the
                                                  opportunity for music instruction and
Saturday Night Social Group —
                                                  performance. Other special needs may be
for children aged 8 – 13
                                                  considered. Programs are funded through
Girls Social Group — social and arts group        charitable donations and the fundraising
for girls aged 9‑12.                              efforts of our volunteers. The instructional
Summer Program — Programs for                     year runs from September through June.
children and young adults with Autism
Spectrum Disorders.                               music Lessons
                                                  Dates: September – June
                                                  times: Variable
                                                  Locations: Variable
                                                  Ages: 8 and up (exceptions may be made)
                                                  cost: Subsidies may be available
                                                  Applications will be considered any time
                                                  for lessons in piano, keyboards, voice and
                                                  guitar and we will consider other musical
                                                  interests. Subsidies may be provided for
                                                  music instruction at the discretion of the
                                                  board. Inquiries may be made by calling or
                                                  emailing	Teresa	at	the	office.




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brail tone choir                                   camp health,
Dates: September – June                            hope and happiness
times: Variable
                                                   (camp hehoha)
Locations: Variable
Ages: 16 and up                                   Box 182
cost: No cost                                     Seba Beach, AB T0E 2B0
The Brail Tone Choir is professionally            contact: Matthew Saad
directed. Rehearsals are held Saturday            (Summer Camp Coordinator)
from 10:45 am to 12:00 pm at a downtown           Phone: 780‑429‑3277 ext. 240
location; about 103 Avenue and 120 Street.        fax: 780‑797‑3812
The choir provides many opportunities             email: matthew@camphehoha.com
for public performances in concerts               Website: www.camphehoha.com
and festivals.
Interested persons may phone or email             summer camps for People
Teresa	at	the	office.                             with Disabilities
                                                  Dates: May – August 2011.
                                                  hours: 6 day‑long camps
                                                  Location: 90 kms west of Edmonton (53537
                                                  Range Road 55, Seba Beach Alberta)
                                                  Ages: 6 to 104 years
                                                  Every type and degree of disability welcome
                                                  Camp He Ho Ha provides adapted
                                                  recreational programs to children and adults
                                                  with physical and/or mental disabilities at
                                                  its fully modern, fully wheelchair accessible
                                                  facility. Programs/Facilities include an
                                                  indoor heated swimming pool, 18 hole
                                                  mini‑golf, 40’ climbing wall and ropes
                                                  course, waterfront activities, arts and
                                                  crafts, performing arts and more. Summer
                                                  camp schedule, fee schedule and camper
                                                  applications are available on the website in
                                                  early January of every year. Register early
                                                  to avoid disappointment.




                                             15                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
 canadian Association for                         canadian mental health
 Disabled skiing (cADs)                           Association
P.O Box 35073                                    #800, 10045 – 111 Street NW
11229 Jasper Ave                                 Edmonton, AB T5K 2M5
Edmonton, AB T5K 0L0
                                                 contact: Ione Challborn (Executive Director)
contact: Dale Loyer                              Phone: 780‑414‑6304
Phone: 780‑577‑1442 (General Info Iine )         fax: 780‑482‑7498
email: info@cadsedmonton.ca                      email: main@cmha‑edmonton.ab.ca
Website: www.cadsedmonton.ca                     Website: www.cmha‑edmonton.ab.ca
A water ski program operates June through
August	if	there	is	sufficient	interest.	         cLub – Adult social
                                                 Recreation
                                                 contact: CLUB Coordinator
                                                 Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
                                                 times: 1 – 3 pm
                                                 Ages: 18 and up
                                                 Location: Main	floor,	CMHA	office
                                                 Disability group: Adults living with
                                                 mental illness
                                                 cost: Occasional fee of $1 to $3,
                                                 depending on activity
                                                 CLUB is a social/recreation program for
                                                 adults who are living with a mental illness.
                                                 Activities include crafts, community outings,
                                                 sports and guest speakers, to name a few.
                                                 Off‑site activities on Friday afternoons
                                                 take place at Santa Rosa “A.” Call for
                                                 more details.




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mindworks Program
contact: Mindworks Coordinator
Dates: Various days and times
Ages: 18 – 65
Location: CMHA	office
Disability group: Adults living with
mental illness
Mindworks provides quality “mindful”
activities that engage participants and
provide thought‑provoking opportunities
through life skills and educational
programming for those living with mental               canadian Paraplegic
illness. Activities include crochet club,
theatre exploration, and learning to quilt.            Association (Alberta)
                                                      305 – 1010 101 Street
Women’s Web                                           Edmonton AB T5H 4B9
contact: Leah
                                                      Phone: 780‑424‑6312
Dates: Every	first	and	third	Wednesday	of	
                                                      fax: 780‑424‑6313
each month
                                                      Website: www.canparaplegic.org/ab
times: 3:15 – 5:00 pm
Ages: 18 – 65
Location: CMHA – ER (10045 – 111 St)
                                                      Peer evenings and family
Disability group: Women who have a                    support evenings
chronic mental illness                                Dates: First Wednesday of every Month
cost: $0 – $3, depending upon activity                (subject to change)
                                                      time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Provides enriching activities in a supportive
                                                      Location: 3B Atrium, Glenrose
and open group environment. Past activities
                                                      Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton AB
have included pot lucks, presentations,
                                                      contact: Roswitha Dziwenko,
guided meditation, crafts, cooking, and facial
                                                      Peer Coordinator
care. Addresses physical, social, spiritual
                                                      Phone: 780‑424‑6312 Ext 2241
and intellectual needs. Activities are planned
                                                      email: roswitha.dziwenko@cpa‑ab.org
together by participants and facilitators.
                                                      Disability group: Spinal cord injury, all
                                                      disabilities, caregivers, friends, family
                                                      and professionals




                                                 17                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Peer Evenings: People learn best from                community Resource
others in similar situations, which is why
                                                     guide for People with
we have created a monthly event where
people can mingle, connect, learn from
                                                     mobility Impairments
each other, form friendships or just come            contact: Guy Coulombe,
for the snacks! The information presented            Manager of Client Services
to you when you have a new injury can be             Phone: 780‑424‑6312 Ext 2228
overwhelming, so we present one new topic            email: guy.coulombe@cpa‑ab.org
every month to keep it interesting, fun and          CPA Alberta has produced a resource
not overwhelming. The evenings are free              guide for the communities of Calgary,
and are for anyone with a disability, their          Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge,
family, friends, caregivers or professionals.        Medicine Hat and Red Deer. Some of these
Family Support Evenings: If you are a                Guides are in the process of being updated.
spouse, partner, parent or child (18+)               The guide outlines over 200 resources in
of someone who has a Spinal Cord                     areas such as: disability organizations,
Injury and would like to speak with other            education, employment, equipment and
family members of individuals with SCI               medical	suppliers,	financial	assistance	and	
in	a	confidential	group	setting	or	one	              benefits,	health	and	homecare,	housing,	
on one environment to learn about;                   transportation, recreation and leisure.
coping/adjustment issues, personal care              Recreation and leisure section includes
management, relationships and more, then             local	attractions,	travel,	sports	and	fitness.	
please be our guest!

                                                      capital city gymnastics
                                                     8278 – 175 Street
                                                     Edmonton, AB T5T 1V1
                                                     contact: Kelly
                                                     Phone: 780‑469‑0662
                                                     fax: 780‑466‑0839
                                                     email: ccgc@telus.net
                                                     Website: www.capcitygym.com




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family Drop-In                                        centre for Autism
Location: Capital City Gymnastics Club                services Alberta
times: Sundays 3 pm – 5 pm
cost: $5 per person or $12 per family                4752 – 99 Street
Age: All ages, all abilities                         Edmonton, AB T6E 5H5
Participants are exposed to a wide range of          contact: Gail Stanford
equipment such as balance beams, an in‑              Phone: 780‑488‑6600 Ext: 216
ground trampoline and foam pit, as well as           fax: 780‑499‑6664
various pieces of apparatus in our spacious          email: info@centreforautism.ab.ca
20,000 sq. foot facility. All participants/          gstanford@centreforautism.ab.ca
caregivers will be under the supervision of          Website: www.centreforautism.ab.ca
a	nationally	certified	coach,	who	will	be	on	
hand to assist when required.                        camp Ace
                                                     (Summer Only) Camps are full day
                                                     programs. Check out our website at
 capital care grandview                              www.centrerforautism.ab.ca in 2011 for
6215 124th Street                                    more information.
Edmonton, AB T6H 3V1
                                                     community based group
contact: Carolyn Taylor
Phone: 780‑496‑7111                                  Interventions
fax: 780‑496‑7150                                    Centre for Autism Services offers community
email: caroylntaylor@capitalcare.net                 based groups for children diagnosed with
Website: www.capitalcare.net                         Autism. Some of these community based
                                                     groups are: skating, yoga, teen programs
Recreation therapy                                   and Young Masters Club. For more
                                                     information on these groups and others
Dates: Monday‑ Saturday
                                                     please check out our website.
time: Various
Locaion: Capital Care Grandview
Age: 55+                                             tae Kwon Do young masters
Details: Mild physical to severe                     The Young Master Club was designed to
dementia ailments.                                   help	children	who	have	difficulty	focusing	
                                                     in their daily lives. By dedicating an hour
Long‑term care centre with residents
                                                     each week to practice cognitive‑behavior
(seniors) ranging from mild to
                                                     strategies, children do their best to help
severe dementia and mild to severe
                                                     centre themselves and regulate their
physical decline.
                                                     arousal levels. Through occupational
                                                     therapy strategies, adapted Tae Kwon




                                                19                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Do, Yoga, and relaxation training, Young               provide equipment for children participating
Masters are able to fully engage in                    in the program.
meaningful occupation and unlock their
                                                       For children to experience introductory level
unlimited potential to gain self‑esteem,
                                                       independent skating skills including: falling
confidence,	and	camaraderie	with	others.	
                                                       down/getting up, walking forward, walking
The tenants of Tae Kwon Do, courtesy,
                                                       backward, gliding, stopping, jumping,
integrity, perseverance, self control, and
                                                       turning forward to backward on the spot and
indomitable spirit empowers the Young
                                                       walking in a circle.
Master to apply the skills taught in the
Dojang to their own lives. Tae Kwon Do is              For parents to learn methods/strategies to
not just an Olympic sport or martial art; it is        introduce new basic skating skills to their
a way of life.                                         children in a fun family oriented setting
                                                       thus, creating an opportunity for community
                                                       participation by the child and the family as
Learn to skate
                                                       a whole.
The Learn to Skate program will introduce
children and their parents to basic skating
skills (according to the Skate Canada
                                                       shake It and bake It
CanSkate curriculum) in a fun, play based              (Level 1 and 2)
group setting. The group will run for 45               The purpose of the group is to develop
minutes on ice, preceded by 15 minutes                 functional life skills around meal
to practice dressing skills. The group will            preparation, eating, and clean up. Children
be	facilitated	by	two	NCCP	certified	Skate	            will learn basic food preparation, to serve
Canada coaches (approximately 6 children               food, to set the table, and to clean up after a
to 1 coach) with the assistance of Centre              meal. Child friendly recipes will be taught.
volunteers, parents and an Occupational                Parent attendance and participation is
Therapist.                                             mandatory. All ingredients and materials
The Centre has established a community                 will be provided. Siblings are welcome
partnership with Gateway Skating Club                  to participate. Shake it and Bake It
which provides us with access to shared ice            runs twice during the year as well as a
facilities. Please note that Gateway SC may            summer session.
be running a separate group lesson on the
same ice surface, at the same time as the
Centre’s Learn to Skate Group. The Centre
is also working with United Cycle to help




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Kitchen Kids classes                                  Kids yoga
This year we have established a partnership           This group is an introduction to yoga for
with Loblaws Superstore. Loblaws operates             children and their families. The purpose of
community cooking programs in their                   the program is to introduce yoga techniques
store on Whitemud. We will be offering a              of breathing , postures and relaxation to
8 week program for children. Children will            parents and their children with autism.
experience different recipes each week                These techniques will be brought together
related to themes and will have hands on              into a “practice that the family can do at
experience in making all of the recipes.              home to help their child.
Lcoation: Real Canadian Superstore,
4410 – 17St. NW {just off the Whitemud}

musical expressions
Musical Expressions is a group program
that exposes children to a variety of musical
instruments, ideas, and experiences, in a
fun social setting which will help build peer
friendships and relationships.
Children will be presented with rhythm
instruments from around the world and will
be given the opportunity to explore and
develop interests in music by communicating
with sounds in a creative circle that features
improvisation and song writing. Music
adds	stimulation,	confidence,	motivation,	
relaxation, creative expression, direction,
integration, concentration, emotion, and
so much more to our lives, so with Musical
Expressions, the sky is the limit!




                                                 21                       Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
 cerebral Palsy                                     An integrated community‑based creative
                                                    arts program for people with special
 Association in Alberta                             needs. This program enables participants
17231 – 105 Avenue                                  to have fun through new creative and
Edmonton, AB T5S 1H2                                sensory experiences.

contact: Kim Henye
                                                    computability Program
Phone: 780‑477‑8030
                                                    Dates: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
fax: 780‑471‑0855
                                                    times: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Website: www.cpalberta.com
                                                    Location: CPAA	Office	(17231	–	105	Ave.)
                                                    Age: All ages welcome
yoga for People with                                Disability group: All disabilities and skill
Disabilities                                        levels welcome
Age: All ages welcome                               cost: $10/month (1hr/week)
Disability group: All disabilities and skill
                                                    The program provides all person’s
levels welcome.
                                                    regardless of disability the opportunity to
cost: TBD
                                                    learn new skills while at the same time
Dates and locations: TBD. Please contact
                                                    have fun. Computer instruction is available
the	office	for	more	information.
                                                    in all areas including Computer Basics,
This program provides a warm, non‑                  Internet Basics, Computer Games, Email
competitive, and supportive environment             Basics, and Word Processing. Assistive
in which to explore yoga. This introductory         technology is available for use. This
gentle movement yoga class is designed to           program is available year round. Please call
make your body and mind feel better.                to schedule your intake appointment.

Art expressions                                     members’ support group
Dates: Wednesdays                                   contact: Ralph Leibo
times: 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm                            Phone: 780‑477‑8030
Location: Art Gallery of Alberta                    email: ralph@cpalberta.com
(#2, Sir Winston Churchill Square)                  Age: 18 +
Age: Open to all ages                               Disability group: All disabilities and
Disability group: All disabilities and skill        skill levels welcome.
levels welcome.                                     cost:
cost: TBD	(Contact	office	for	details)              Most activities are free. There is a fee for
session 1:                                          dinner night and some special activities.
September 15, 2010 – October 20, 2010               meetings: First Thursday of every month,
session 2:                                          6:15 – 8:30 pm
November 3, 2010 – December 8, 2010




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Location: Villa Marguerite (9810‑165 Street)         ballerina Dreams
bowling: Third Tuesday of every month,
                                                     contact: Karen Quinn
6:30 – 8:30 pm
                                                     email: Karen@cpalberta.com
Location: Ed’s (West Edmonton Mall)
                                                     Location: DanceCo Studio
Dinner night: Last Thursday of every
                                                     (9030 McKenney Ave, St. Albert).
month, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
                                                     Age: Children (3 – 15 Yrs)
Location: Varies
                                                     Disability group: All disabilities and skill
special events: TBA
                                                     levels welcome.
Members’ support group for individuals with          cost: $75.00/session
disabilities. We participate in recreational
                                                     The Ballerina Dreams program allows
activities, have informative guests and enjoy
                                                     children with disabilities to truly feel like
social camaraderie of others. Please contact
                                                     ballerinas. This dance class is tailored to
our	office	for	further	information.
                                                     the special needs of these children and is
                                                     facilitated by a dance instructor and physical
music therapy                                        therapist. This program combines physical
contact: Karen Quinn                                 therapy with the opportunity to experience
Phone: 780‑477‑8030                                  something new and is sure to boost your
email: karen@cpalberta.com                           child’s	confidence	and	self-esteem!
Disability group: All disabilities and skill
levels welcome.
cost: TBD
Music Therapy allows children of all ages
and abilities the means to have a voice
about their world and be heard. Children
are naturally drawn to music. Cognitive
stimulation, self‑expression, self‑awareness,
or increased motor movements are some
of the goals that music therapy provides.
For children and adolescents with cerebral
palsy, playing music may be an effective
way to stimulate speech development and
communication skills, express emotions,
develop a sense of rhythm and provide
opportunity for physical, cognitive and motor
development whilst creating an environment
for socialization and fun through the
medium of music.




                                                23                         Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
horticulture                                         boccia
contact: Kim Henye                                   contact: Kim Henye
email: kim@cpalberta.com                             email: kim@cpalberta.com
Location: CPAA	Office	(17231-105	Ave.)               Location: Villa Marguerite Gym
Age: No age restriction – open to all                (9810 – 165 Street)
Disability group: All disabilities and skill         Age: 13+
levels welcome                                       Disability group: All disabilities and skill
cost: TBD                                            levels welcome
                                                     cost: TBD
Horticulture involves working with plants
and soils which aids in increasing dexterity,        Boccia is an activity that can be enjoyed
improved circulation and develops upper              by persons of all ages and persons with a
and lower body strength. This group                  wide variety of disabilities. It can be played
activity also helps to enhance social and            for recreation, as a competitive sport, or
communicative skills. The smell, touch and           for physical education. It can develop or
feel of the plants helps to reduce anxiety           increase hand‑eye coordination. Boccia
and stress, and the activity helps to build          is an activity in which individuals with
self-esteem	and	confidence.	By	nurturing	            disabilities can participate and develop a
plants and developing an awareness of                high level of skill. The game can be easily
the environment, participants are able               adapted to allow players with functional
to take these newly found skills and                 limitations to use chutes and ramps in order
renewed energy back to the families and              to place their game balls into play.
the community.




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 choral morphosis                                    cnIb
20A Rosewood Drive,                                 12010 Jasper Avenue
Sherwood Park, AB T8A 2H2                           Edmonton, AB T5K 0P3
contact: Melissa Barnes                             Phone: 780‑488‑4871
Phone: 780‑964‑4860                                 fax: 780‑482‑0017
fax: 780‑482‑1580                                   Website: www.cnib.ca
email: info@choralmorphosis.com
Website: www.choralmorphosis.com                    sensory Playgroup/Parent
Choral Morphosis Choir                              support group
Dates: September – June (Saturdays)                 Dates, times, and locations vary depending
hours: 10:30‑11:30 am                               on the time of year. Please contact CNIB for
Location: Robertson – Wesley United                 more information.
Church (10209 123 St, Edmonton)                     Ages: 0 – 5
Age: 16 and older                                   Disability group: All participants must be
Disability (skill level): Open to anyone            CNIB clients with some level of vision loss
cost: $50/year                                      cost: Free for CNIB clients

Choral Morphosis is a non‑auditioned                Starting this fall, sensory playgroups will be
community choir for anyone 16 and up                taking place at CNIB. CNIB’s Occupational
with a developmental or physical disability.        Therapist will design activities to integrate
During rehearsals members can be found              sensory stimulation and tolerance into a
rocking out to Elvis Presley or singing a           social environment. Our activities are tactile,
ballad from The Lion King. There is a wide          auditory, and highly visual and motor based.
range of music to ensure that everyone is           There are a range of activities for young
singing or dancing to something they love!          infants to older toddlers and preschoolers.
This group also encourages movement and             Depending on location, certain ages may not
instrument use which is excellent for those         be appropriate for all planned activities. For
who are only able to express themselves             parents: a Early Intervention Parent Support
through rhythm and movement. This choir             Group will be taking place while your
welcomes anyone with a love of music,               children are having fun at our playgroup.
no matter what their musical abilities!             Topics, presented by our Children and Youth
Rehearsals run from September to June               Specialist may include: Promoting your
with public performances throughout the             child’s independence, developing social
year. Members are welcome to join at                skills, etc. There will be lots of opportunity
anytime. Interested in joining visit our            for peer support and discussion.
website or call Melissa Barnes!
www.choralmorphosis.com
780‑964‑4860.



                                               25                         Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Parent Information sessions                             fun with fitness
Dates: vary depending on the time of year.              contact: Blaine 780‑342‑5558
Please see website or contact Megan at the              times: Fridays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
office	for	more	information.	                           Location: Grant MacEwan Sports and
times: Evenings                                         Wellness Centre (10700‑104 Ave Rm. #202)
Location: CNIB	Edmonton	office                          cost: $1.00/day, drop‑in format
Ages: Parents and professionals
                                                        Get	fit	while	having	fun	and	meeting	others.	
Disability group: For parents and
                                                        Join	in	a	variety	of	low	impact	fitness	
professionals who work with children who
                                                        activities such as low impact aerobics,
are blind or partially sighted
                                                        weight training, and walking. A nutrition
cost: None
                                                        break is included in the cost.
Our information sessions are geared toward
topics	that	families	may	find	useful	when	              community Linking choir
raising a child with vision loss. Topics include        times: Tuesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
PUF Funding, stories from adults with vision            contact: Michelle 780‑342‑7786
loss,	and	sessions	on	specific	diagnoses.	              Location: Pathways Day Program,
Please contact CNIB for more information.               Main Floor (9942 – 108 St.)
                                                        cost: Free, drop‑in format

 community Linking                                      Come out and share a tune with friends in
                                                        a fun and relaxing afternoon of song. The
 Programs                                               choir performs at various events throughout
1st Floor, 9942 – 108 Street                            the year.
Edmonton, AB T5K 2J5
contact: Michelle Knox
Phone: 780‑342‑7786
In	Edmonton,	approximately	one	in	five	
individuals has a mental health concern.
Recreation and leisure opportunities are
important components of maintaining good
mental and physical health. Community
Linking Programs provide leisure programs
for adults with mental health concerns
(e.g. schizophrenia, major mood disorders),
who	would	benefit	from	supportive	
leisure environments.




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computer classes                                      sports check
Community linking offers a variety of                 contact: Cathy 780‑342‑7765
computer classes.                                     times: Thursday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
                                                      Location: Glenrose Rehabilitation
contact: Michelle at 780‑342‑7786 for
                                                      Hospital Gym (10230 – 111 Ave.)
more information on current or upcoming
                                                      cost: $1.00/day, drop‑in format
computer classes.
                                                      Do you enjoy team sports, getting active
crafters                                              and having fun? A sports based program
times: Wednesdays, 1:15 – 2:45 pm                     featuring higher impact activities such as
contact: Tara                                         volleyball,	floor	hockey,	basketball.
Phone: 780‑414‑6300
Location: Canadian Mental Health                      West-end Recreation and
Association 10045 – 111 St. (Main Floor)              Wellness Program
cost: $2.00/day, drop‑in format                       contact: Dawn 780‑735‑3387
An opportunity to create projects through             times: Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
different craft mediums. You will complete an         Location: Villa Margeurite Activity Room
entire project in the afternoon and then bring        9810 – 165 Street
it home with you.                                     cost: $1.00/day, drop‑in format
                                                      Improve your well being, have fun, connect
Venture out                                           and socialize with others. Join us in the
contact: Shelley 780‑342‑5509                         West end for a variety of activities with
times: 1:30 – 3:30 pm                                 qualified	instructors.
Location: Kinsmen Sports Centre
(9100 Walterdale Hill)                                connecting for Wellness
cost: $1/day – Drop in Format                         contact: Darren at 780‑867‑7067 or
Stay active, have fun and learn new                   Carmen at 780‑342‑2736
skills.	Qualified	instructors	and	a	variety	          times: Mondays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
of specialized equipment are provided to              Location: Meet at Borden Park
ensure your “Venture Out” to the Kinsmen              tennis courts
Center is an enjoyable one. Some activities           cost: $1.00/day, drop‑in format
include	yoga,	archery,	fitness	walking,	              Get active, have fun and connect with
cross country skiing, badminton and                   others. Join us for a variety of games
mountain biking.                                      and activities.




                                                 27                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
out of the shadows                                  bowling
This program offers an opportunity to learn         contact: Carmen at 780‑342‑2736
basic drawing and painting techniques.              times: Wednesdays 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Expand upon current skills or come out and          Location: K‑J Bowl (12143‑54 St)
experiment with a new medium. Materials             cost: $3 (includes bowling and shoe rental)
supplied, drop‑in format.
                                                    Drop‑in format. Meet new people, socialize
                                                    and enjoy a game of bowling.
Central:
contact: Cathy at 780‑342‑7765
                                                    Diversecity Wellness
times: Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm ($2)
Fridays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (free)                      contact: Cathy at 780‑342‑7765
Location:                                           A variety of social/recreational programs
Harcourt House Art Centre Studio                    offered in the inner city. A monthly schedule
(10215 – 112 St.)                                   of events is available.

West:
contact: Deanna at 780‑342‑7936
                                                    northside fitness
times: Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm                    contact: Caitlin at 780‑342‑5378
Location: Villa Marguerite Activity Room            times: Fridays, 10:00 – 11:30 am
(9810 – 165 St.)                                    Location: Londonderry Fitness and
cost: $2                                            Leisure Centre (14528 – 66 St.)
                                                    cost: Free with Leisure Access card
south side fitness                                  Get out and get active at Londonderry
contact: Michelle at 780‑342‑7786                   Leisure Centre. An opportunity to improve
times: Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm                     your	fitness	level,	learn	about	the	fitness	
Location: Millwoods Recreation Center               equipment and programs at the facility and
(7207 – 28 Ave)                                     meet new people.
cost: Free with a Leisure Access card or
$2 per drop‑in
Get out and active at Millwoods
Recreation Center. An opportunity to
improve	your	fitness	level,	learn	about	the	
different equipment at the facility and meet
new people.




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sos Players                                          Dreamcatcher
contact: Tara at 780‑414‑6300                        nature-Assisted therapy
times: Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
                                                     Association
Location: Canadian Mental Health
Association (10045 – 111 St.)                       53044 R.R. #213
This program offers the opportunity to come         Ardrossan, AB T8G 2C4
out, have fun and socialize while practicing        contact: Eileen Bona
and performing readers’ theatre plays.              Phone: 780‑922‑1047
The SOS Players present plays to support            fax: 780‑922‑4217
groups, schools and community groups,               email: dreamcatcher@wildroseinternet.ca
working to educate the public about the             Website: www.dreamcatcherassociation.com
realities of mental illness and improve the
quality of life of the players themselves.          therapeutic
                                                    Recreation Program
Walking club                                        Dates: Year‑round, Monday to Friday
contact: Michelle at 780‑342‑7786                   times: 9 am to 5 pm
times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,             Location: Deamcatcher Ranch,
11 am – 12 pm                                       53044 R.R. #213
Location: 9942 – 108 St.,                           Ardrossan, AB
South entrance (Pathways)                           Ages: 6 to adult
cost: Free, drop‑in format                          Disability group: All
Meet	new	people,	socialize	and	get	fit	by	          cost: $125 per hour
joining	a	group	fitness	walk.	All	fitness	          Improve participants life skills,
levels welcome.                                     communication skills, feelings management
                                                    skills,	self	esteem	and	confidence,	frustration	
                                                    tolerance, problem‑solving strategies and
                                                    any other personal skill building – in a safe
                                                    yet challenging environment.
                                                    Natural ranch‑style setting with farm
                                                    animals: dogs, cats, horses, chickens, etc.
                                                    One-hour	sessions	with	qualified	animal-
                                                    assisted therapeutic recreational staff.




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 edmonton brain Injury                           edmonton epilepsy
 Relearning society                              Association
311 Royal Alex Place                            11007 – 124 Street NW
10106 – 111 Avenue                              Edmonton, AB T5M 0J5
Edmonton, AB T5G 0B4
                                                Phone: 780‑488‑9600
Phone: 780‑477‑7575                             fax: 780‑447‑5486
fax: 780‑471‑4288                               email: info@edmontonepilepsy.org
email: info@ebirs.ab.ca                         Website: www.edmontonepilepsy.org
Website: www.ebirs.ab.ca
                                                Many free social and recreational programs
                                                are available on a monthly basis. Call the
Life skill classes                              office	for	a	calendar	of	events	or	to	receive	a	
contact: Alan Hamilton                          bi‑monthly newsletter that details upcoming
email: alan@ebirs.ab.ca                         special events.
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays
time: 1:30 – 3 pm
Ages: 18 and up
cost: $20
Disability group:
Documented mild to severe brain injury
courses available: Executive Functions,
Self Esteem, Understanding Frustration
and Anger, Assertive Communication, Time
Management, Stress Management. For
more information, please call Alan.

Reconnecting
contact: Jean Roy
email: jean@ebirs.ab.ca
Ages: 18 and up
cost: $20.00
Disability group: Documented mild to
severe brain injury
courses available: Image Editing,
Basic Computer, Internet / Email, Excel.
For more information, please call Jean
at 780‑477‑7575.




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 edmonton John                                       edmonton Public Library
 howard society                                     The Edmonton Public Library is dedicated to
101 Street Apartments                               serving people with special needs.
11908 – 101 Street                                  Location: Main	floor,	
Edmonton, AB T5G 2B9                                Stanley A. Milner Library
                                                    7 Sir Winston Churchill Square.
Phone: 780‑471‑4525                                 Phone: 780‑496‑1888
fax: 780‑474‑4404
email: mail@johnhoward.org
                                                    Available materials:
Website: www.johnhoward.org
                                                    Large-Print books – Includes hardcover
                                                    and lightweight soft cover books available at
community                                           all 16 library locations.
Reintegration Program
                                                    Daisy books – Digital talking book,
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
                                                    designed to allow you to move around the
time: 10:30 – 11:45 am, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
                                                    text	as	efficiently	and	flexibly	as	you	can,	as	
Ages: 18 and up (lower functioning)
                                                    a print user.
cost: N/A
                                                    talking books –	Audio	books	specifically	
An open ended basic living skills program
                                                    designed for people unable to read or use
with an adaptable time frame for individuals
                                                    conventional print. Some requires a medical
with varying functional levels. It also
                                                    certificate.	A	book	discussion	group	is	held	
provides support to those without community
                                                    every month for talking book customers; call
support. The program is for those residing
                                                    Library Access for details (780‑496‑1888).
within the Edmonton John Howard Society
who	have	been	in	conflict	with	the	law.             spoken Word – Audio books and CDs that
                                                    do	not	require	a	medical	certificate.	Located	
                                                    in all 17 branches.
                                                    Descriptive Videos and DVDs (DVs) –
                                                    Movies that describe the visual elements for
                                                    people who are blind or have low vision.
                                                    children’s braille books – EPL now has
                                                    more than 250 titles from favorite children’s
                                                    authors. Educational tools include Braille
                                                    Phonics for kindergarten to Grade 2 and a
                                                    Braille dictionary.




                                               31                         Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
American sign Language Videos
(AsL) – For people with hearing
impairments. Available only at the
Stanley A. Milner Library.
EPL now has an EPL GO outlet at Cameron
Library on the University of Alberta campus.
Services:
Adaptive technologies – The Edmonton
Public Library has anew leading‑edge
workstation, called a LEAP Station (Library
Equal Access Program), at the Stanley A.
Milner Library. It brings together many helpful
aids in a single workstation to make our
collection and materials more accessible to
persons with disabilities.
•	 Motorized, adjustable furniture
•	 Alternate keyboards and mice
•	 Screen	magnification
                                                       Home Service – Available to people
•	 Refreshable Braille display                         living in their own homes, and residents of
•	 Braille printer                                     extended‑care facilities and seniors’ lodges.
•	 Optical Character Recognition                       Carefully screened and trained volunteers
   (OCR) scanner                                       deliver library materials to registered home‑
                                                       service customers. Book‑cart service is
•	 Word prediction software
                                                       provided to most extended‑care facilities
•	 JAWS, Read and Write Gold software                  and seniors’ lodges.
The LEAP station is located on the main
floor	of	the	downtown	branch,	just	south	of	
the Library Access Division (LAD) desk. LAD
staff need to help customers sign on to use
the workstation.
To	find	out	more,	call	the	Library	Access	
Division at 780‑406‑1887 or on our website
(www.epl.ca) under ‘Library Access.’




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 edmonton sled                                     elves special
 hockey club                                       needs society
28 Howard Crescent                                10825 – 142 Street
St. Albert, Alberta T8N 5W5                       Edmonton, AB T5P 3A6
contact: Dean Krawec                              contact: Mitch Pogonowski
Phone: 780‑418‑8395                               Phone: 780‑481‑5335
Website: www3.telus.net/eshc/                     fax: 780‑483‑5316
email: dkrawec@shaw.ca                            email: elves@interbaun.com

Adult sledge hockey                               elves Adult Program
Dates: Saturdays, September to April              Dates: Monday – Friday, year‑round
Location: Tri‑Leisure Centre in                   times: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Spruce Grove                                      Ages: 20 years and up
Ages: 18 and up                                   Details: Physical and
Disability group: All disabilities                Developmental Disabilities
cost: $175                                        cost: Dependant on the participants
                                                  Location: Elves Adult and Youth Centre
The Edmonton Sled Hockey Club was
                                                  (address above)
formed in August 2000 to provide an
opportunity for disabled and able‑bodied          Elves Adult Program is an alternative to
athletes to participate in the game of ice        an employment day program for adults
hockey together in the Edmonton and               with developmental disabilities. Services
surrounding area. Our goals as a club are         to participants in the Adult Program are
to provide a developmental sled hockey            guided by the principles of Person Centered
program and a schedule of competitions for        Planning. Based on these principles,
recreational or elite athletes.                   participants develop individual goals in the
                                                  following areas: communication, motor
                                                  skills, relationship and relational skills, daily
                                                  living, self help, and recreation and leisure.




                                             33                          Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
 excel society                                        Details: P.D.D. There is a $20 monthly
                                                      program fee.
3925 – 99 St                                          The program offers a balance of paid
Edmonton, AB T6E 6M4                                  employment, supportive employment,
contact: Diane Fauchon                                community recreation and leisure, in‑house
(Intake Coordinator)                                  activities as well as education opportunities.
Phone: 780‑424‑4366 ext. 26                           The facility offers a sports lounge with a pool
fax: 780‑482‑7964                                     table, ping‑pong and other such games.
email: dfauchon@excelsociety.org
Website: www.excelsociety.org
                                                       girl guides of canada —
                                                       edmonton
 gerard Raymond centre
                                                      11404 – 142 Street
11831 – 123 St                                        Edmonton, AB T5M 1V1
Edmonton, AB T5L 0G7
                                                      Phone: 1‑800‑565‑811
Dates: Monday to Friday                               Locations: Various throughout the city
times: 8 am to 4 pm                                   Ages: 5 and up
Ages: 18 and up                                       Website: www.guidesedmonton.ab.ca or
cost: Individuals must qualify for funding            www.girlguides.ca
through Details: P.D.D. There is a $20
monthly program fee.                                  Guiding is THE place for today’s girls. Girl
                                                      Guides of Canada‑Guides du Canada (GGC)
The GRC offers a variety of community                 offers challenging, active girl‑centered
recreation, leisure and special events as well        programming for girl ages 5 to 17 and up.
as in‑house activities, educational, volunteer        Through guiding, girls can have fun, make
and work experience. The GRC is equipped              new friends and grow through a wide variety
with an Xperiential learning unit.                    of experiences. We welcome all girls to be
                                                      part of the following groups:

 John mcgee Day options                               •	 Sparks – 5 and 6 year olds
                                                      •	 Brownies – 7 and 8 year olds
3925 – 99 St
                                                      •	 Guides – 9 to 11 year olds
Edmonton, AB T6E 6M4
                                                      •	 Pathfinders	–	12	to	14	year	olds
Dates: Monday to Friday
                                                      •	 Rangers – 15 to 17+ year olds
times: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ages: 18 and up                                       For almost 100 years, Girl Guides of
cost: Individuals must qualify for                    Canada‑Guides du Canada has been
funding through




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providing opportunities for fun, friendship          glenrose
and adventure to girls and women across
the country. We are continuously work to
                                                     Rehabilitation hospital
eliminate the barriers that prevent girls           10230 – 111 Avenue NW
from challenging themselves and being               Edmonton, AB T5G 0B7
empowered to become responsible citizens.
                                                    contact: Loreen Paull
As the leading organization in Canada for           Phone: 780‑735‑7985
girls	and	women,	GGC	strives	to	reflect	            fax: 780‑735‑7946
the diversity of our country and of our             email: loreen.paull@albertahealthservices.ca
communities. By continually striving to be
as inclusive as possible, we are breaking
through the barriers that can be created
                                                    seniors Leisure swim
by culture, languages, socio‑economic               Location: Glenrose Pool
status and functional ability while enabling        Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays
all Canadian girls to participate fully in          5:00 – 7:00 pm
our programs.                                       Saturdays and Sundays
                                                    12:00 – 3:00 pm
                                                    cost: $3 / session
                                                    Opportunity for older adults to swim/
                                                    exercise in a warm pool at their own pace.
                                                    No instruction is provided. Individuals must
                                                    provide their own attendant, if they require
                                                    assistance. No fee is charged for attendants.

                                                    stretch – A – cise
                                                    Location: Glenrose Pool
                                                    Details: Tuesdays and Thursdays
                                                    7:00 – 8:00 pm
                                                    cost: $3.50 / Session
                                                    Instructor led aquatic exercise program
                                                    designed for those with mobility limitations
                                                    such as arthritis or stroke.




                                               35                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
 Little bits therapeutic                               mIRA facilitation center
 Riding Association                                   6928 Roper Road
 (LbtRA)                                              Edmonton, AB T6B 3H9

Box 29016, Lendrum P.O.                               contact: Richard MacKay
Edmonton, AB T6H 5Z6                                  Phone: 780‑450‑9414
                                                      fax: 780‑440‑9362
contact: Lisa Doyle
                                                      email: richard@mirafc.ca
Phone: 780‑476‑1233
                                                      Website: www.mirafc.ca
fax: 780‑476‑7252
email: info@littlebits.ca                             MIRA specializes in providing services
Website: www.littlebits.ca                            for individuals with Down Syndrome.
                                                      MIRA focuses on encouraging community
Little bits therapeutic                               involvement through job placements and
                                                      other activities. MIRA tries to help individuals
Riding Program
                                                      find	a	balance	between	work	and	leisure.
Whitemud Equine Centre
(Fox Drive and Keillor Road)
                                                      Day Program – Recreational
Ages: 3 and up
cost: Spring session – $420 (12 weeks)                The Recreational Program at the MIRA
Fall session – $335 (10 weeks)                        Facilitation Center is developed around the
                                                      goals and desires of our individuals. The
Little	Bits	is	a	non-profit,	charitable	              program focuses on improving the quality
organization providing recreational                   of life for all of our individuals by providing
horseback riding for children and adults              individually focused activities with an
with disabilities. Each year more that 125            emphasis	on	fitness	and	skill	development.	
riders	experience	the	benefits	of	therapeutic	
riding. Established in 1975, the organization         Our individuals make suggestions and
offers accessible, affordable riding programs         requests as to what activities they would
that	provide	a	number	of	benefits	including	          like to try and do. These suggestions are
increased self‑esteem, improved muscle                then implemented into the monthly schedule
control, strength and endurance, relaxation           based on the theme, and the individuals
and most of all enjoyment.                            choose which activities they would like to
                                                      participate in for that month.
                                                      An example of some of the activities for the
                                                      past few months are:
                                                      Fitness and Swimming at Grant MacEwan,
                                                      The Walking Club, Laser Tag, Basketball,
                                                      Cooking Class, Art Classes.




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Residential Program –                                stretch and strengthen
Recreational                                         Dates: Thursdays,
Each individual is encouraged to participate         October 14 – November 25, 2010
in activities and events that are of interest        times: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
to them. The Recreational Program                    Location: MS	Society	office
encourages the individuals to attend special         Ages: Open to all ages and abilities
events and join recreational clubs such as           cost: $10 members, $15 non‑members
martial arts, dance lessons, or sports teams.        Improve your strength and stability to
                                                     improve activities of daily living. Decrease
                                                     your chances of injury and improve your
 multiple sclerosis                                  balance and coordination.
 society of canada
                                                     tai chi
#150, 9405 50th Street
                                                     Dates: Mondays,
Edmonton, AB T6B 2T4
                                                     September 13 – November 29, 2010
contact: Tara Chisolm                                times: 11 am – 12 pm
Phone: 780‑471‑3034                                  Location: MS	Society	office
fax: 780‑463‑7298                                    cost: $35 members, $45 non‑members
email: tara.chisolm@mssociety.ca
                                                     A movement art form that enhances
Website: www.mssociety.ca/edmonton
                                                     relaxation, movement and balance.

Kids Kamp (summer only)
                                                     yoga
ms fun fridays                                       Dates: Tuesdays,
Dates: Every second Friday                           September 14 – November 30, 2010
October 1 – December 10, 2010                        Wednesdays,
times: 11 am – 1 pm                                  September 15 – December 1, 2010
Location: MS	Society	office                          times: 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Open to all ages and abilities                       Location:	MS	Society	office
cost: Free                                           cost: $50 members, $60 non‑members

Mind games, puzzles, poker, cribbage,                Gentle exercise program that improves
Nintendo Wii Sports are all part of this             flexibility,	relaxation	and	strength.
innovative and interactive program.




                                                37                         Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
ms bowling                                          nina haggerty centre
Dates: Every second Monday,                         for the Arts
September 13 – December 6
times: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm                          9225 118 Ave
Location: Bonnie Doon Bowling Lanes                Edmonton, AB T5G 0K6
cost: $5 per day (includes 2 games, shoe           contact: Wendy Hollo
rental and beverage)                               Phone: 780‑474‑7611


 networks Activity centre                           our Lady Queen of Peace
#327, 10106 – 111 Avenue                            Ranch (north)
Edmonton, AB T5G 0B4
                                                   903 – 153 Avenue
contact: George Kapetoenakis                       Edmonton, AB T5Y 6C8
Phone: 780‑474‑3363
fax: 780‑474‑3310                                  contact: Audrey Richards
email: georgek@nacentre.ca                         (Program Manager)
Website: www.nacentre.ca                           Phone: 780‑475‑7259
                                                   fax: 403‑949‑2042
                                                   email: arichards@ourladyqueenofpeaceranch.com
networks
Dates: Monday – Friday                             Features of the ranch: 214 Acres nestled
(closed	first	Friday	of	each	month)                along the North Saskatchewan River,
times: 10 am – 3 pm                                located within Edmonton City Limits. OLQP
Ages: Adult                                        North is easily accessible while maintaining
Disability group: Brain injury and stroke          the feeling of a back country experience.
cost: $20 per month                                Programming is modeled after OLQP South
Social and recreation activities. Ceramics,        and is likewise introducing Day Group
bingo, sewing, karaoke, leather works,             Programming that promotes, playing with
clay works and cooking classes are                 purpose. Groups visiting during July and
offered weekly. Please call for detailed           August will have the option of choosing
monthly calendar.                                  between 5 themed itineraries where youth
                                                   will be lead through a number of activities
                                                   designed to promote the objectives of the
                                                   theme. A hot dog lunch is provided with
                                                   every visit. Contact the ranch for more
                                                   information on all programs.




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5 themed Program                                            Paralympic sports
Packages (July and August only)                             Association
Environmental Program                                      10024 – 79 Avenue NW
Basic introduction to the nature of                        Edmonton, AB T6E 1R5
the outdoors
                                                           Phone: 780‑439‑8687
                                                           fax: 780‑432‑0486
Virtues Program
                                                           contact: Kim McDonald
Discover and develop personal virtues.
                                                           email: info@parasports.net
Children will receive beads in recognition
                                                           Website: www.parasports.net
of demonstrated virtues (e.g. helpfulness,
cooperation, responsibility)
                                                           fall and winter programs —
Fun! Program                                               sledge hockey
A little messy fun; letting kids be kids. It’s like
                                                           Junior Division:
having recess all day!
                                                           The junior division is where players can
Teamwork/Leadership Program                                work on developing their skills. Players
                                                           will have the opportunity to work in game
Fostering unity within a group of youth and
                                                           situations as well as working on more
encouraging leadership skill development by
                                                           advanced techniques of sledge hockey.
giving each youth a chance to be the boss.
                                                           The Intermediate team has an opportunity
Discovering Self-worth Program                             to compete again EMHA teams and
                                                           other sledge hockey teams throughout
Focus on fostering self‑esteem and
                                                           the season.
feeling successful.
                                                           Program Runs:
                                                           times: Tuesdays from 6:15 – 7:45 pm
                                                           Location: Donnan Arena (9104 – 80 Ave)
                                                           Dates: September 21 – December 14, 2010
                                                           January 4 – March 29, 2011
                                                           Registration fee:
                                                           $180 plus 2 mandatory bingos




                                                      39                       Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Intermediate Division:                              sledges in schools Program
The intermediate division is open to more           The Sledges in Schools program is a joint
advanced players who are willing to play a          venture between the Paralympic Sports
more physical game.                                 Association and the Children’s Ability Fund.
Program Runs:                                       The Children’s Ability Fund provides the
times: Tuesday from 8:00 – 9:30 pm                  sledges for the program and the Paralympic
Location: Donnan Arena (9104 – 80 Ave)              Sports Association administers the program.
Dates: September 21 – December 14, 2010             Sledge Hockey is an innovative sport that
January 4 – March 29, 2011                          incorporates the same rules and discipline
Registration fee:                                   structure of stand‑up ice hockey. Sledge
 $180 plus 2 Mandatory Bingos                       Hockey players sit on specially designed
                                                    sleds with skate blades under the seat and
NEW: Adult Beginner Division:                       use two sticks not only to pass, stick handle
This	new	program	is	specifically	designed	          and shoot the puck, but also to propel
for adults who have never played sledge             and maneuver their sledges down the ice.
hockey before! Coaches will go over the             Although originally designed for people with
basic skills and techniques on a sledge as          a physical disability, sledge hockey is now
well as the rules and strategy of game play.        played as an inclusive sport, it is available
Everyone will be at the same level‑Beginner‑        to any individual, with or without a disability,
so come out and give it a try!                      who is interested in playing.
Program Runs:                                       The Sledges in Schools Program is offered
times: Thursday from 7:30‑8:30 pm                   to provide the following:
Location: Donnan Arena (9104‑80 Ave)                1. To provide equipment (Sledges) for
Dates: September 21 – December 14, 2010                individuals with a disability. Sledges can
January 4 – March 29, 2011                             be borrowed from the PSA; enabling
Registration fee:                                      students with equipment to participate in
$180 plus 2 Mandatory Bingos                           skating/ hockey activities with their class
                                                       in school, and




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2. To provide the opportunity for children            Program Runs:
   and youth to try Sledge Hockey by                  Dates: September 25, 2010 – June 2011
   participating in a Sledge Hockey Demo.             Saturdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm (may vary)
   The PSA brings out a group of 12 – 15              Location: at various locations
   sledges for the class to use. We provide           throughout Edmonton
   background information on the history, the         Registration fee:
   equipment, rules and strategies of Sledge          $40 or 1 bingo (Further costs will
   Hockey. The students get the opportunity           apply depending on the event)
   to	try	Sledge	Hockey	first	hand,	as	they	
   hop into a Sledge and are lead through             Wheelchair floor hockey
   drills	and	finally	into	a	scrimmage.	It	is	        	This	is	an	instructional	floor	hockey	program	
   a great opportunity for everyone to see            that enables participants to build skills in
   the sports available for people with a             stick handling, passing and shooting as
   disability — and to recognize the abilities        well as game skills and strategies. Athletes
   of people with a disability.                       who use an electric or manual wheelchair
Contact the PSA at 780‑439‑8987 for more              are welcome to participate. Athletes who
information or to schedule your individual or         have ambulatory disabilities can use a
class booking.                                        manual wheelchair available through the
                                                      ACT Centre. The PSA Blue and Red Knights
teen and Adult group                                  welcome new members to come out and
                                                      join the team. This year the teams will be
This is the newly designed Teen and Adult
                                                      playing	a	floor	hockey	game	once	a	month	
Group	is	specifically	designed	for	teens	and	
                                                      against a stand‑up team. If you would like to
young adults aged 13 – 29 years. The group
                                                      play a game against the PSA teams contact
meets at various locations around the city on
                                                      Suzanne at 780‑439‑8687.
Saturday evenings to participate in fun social
events. This program is a great opportunity           Program Runs:
for participants to get out into the community
                                                      time: Mondays from 6:30 — 7:30 pm
and keep active while having fun.
                                                      Location: ACT Centre Gym
Featured Activities:                                  (2909 – 113 Ave)
•	 Volleyball		            •	 Tae	Kwon	Do	            Dates: September 20 – December 13
•	 Halloween	Party	        •	 Wall	Climbing           (excluding October 11)
•	 Floor	Hockey	           •	 Archery                 January 10 – May 30
                                                      (excluding April 25 and May 23)
•	 Christmas	Party	        •	 Ice	Skating
                                                      Registration fee: $50 or 1 Bingo
•	 Sleigh	Ride	            •	 Bowling
•	 Basketball	             •	 Soccer
•	 Wheelchair	Rugby	       •	 Swimming
•	 Roller	Sledges	         •	 and	Games




                                                 41                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
Wheelchair floor hockey                               Wheelchair square Dancing
tournament 2011                                       Officially	known	as	the	Swinging	Spokes,	this	
PSA will once again be holding the 11th               group of wheelchair dancers meet Mondays
Annual Floor Hockey Tournament at the ACT             at the Villa Marguerite (gym) and perform
gymnasium.	The	tournament	is	filled	with	             locally and nationally. On occasion, they
some great competition for both experienced           travel and meet other wheelchair square
and new players to the sport! The PSA                 dancers in Canada and the U.S.
tournament welcomes any new teams
                                                      Program Runs:
interested in coming out for the tournament!
Teams must have a minimum of 6 players                time: Mondays from 6:30 — 9:00 pm
and a maximum of 10 to compete; the                   Location: Villa Marguerite (9810 – 165 St.)
players can either use a manual or electric           Dates: September 27 – December 13, 2010
wheelchair. NEW RULES: Every player                   (excluding Oct.11)
MUST wear a helmet with at least a half visor         January 17 – May 30, 2011 (excluding
and have anti‑tippers on their chair.                 Feb.14, April 25 and May 23)
                                                      Registration fee: $50 or 1 Bingo
The tournament fee for teams outside of
PSA is $50/team.
                                                      tae Kwon Do
This is a one day tournament that will be held        Learn the skills and discipline of Taekwondo.
at the ACT Centre Gymnasium in Edmonton,              Regardless of physical ability, any individual
Alberta (2909 – 113 Ave). The tournament              can gain something from Taekwondo. The
will be held on Saturday, June 11th, 2011             Paralympic Sports Association in partnership
from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm                                with Tiger Taekwondo is excited to offer this
Deadline for registration is May 20, 2011. For        great program. Tiger Taekwondo provides
more additional information regarding the             skilled instructors that use traditional training
PSA Wheelchair Floor Hockey League and                techniques, regardless of physical limitations,
how to participate please contact the PSA             to help students achieve balance between
office	at	780-439-8687.                               body, mind, and spirit. The instructors adapt
                                                      each lesson to meet the goals and abilities of
                                                      each participant. Children, teens, and adults
                                                      of	all	levels	and	abilities	will	see	the	benefits	
                                                      of Taekwondo. All participants will have the
                                                      opportunity to be tested and move on to the
                                                      next belt level.




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                                                     Program runs:
                                                     novice: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
                                                     Intermediate: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
                                                     Dates: Saturdays at the Don Wheaton
                                                     Family YMCA pool (10211 – 102 Ave)
                                                     September 18 – December 11, 2010
                                                     (excluding October 9)
                                                     January 15 – March 26, 2011
                                                     Registration fee: $160 or 4 Bingos
                                                     Free parking during your swim lessons! The
                                                     first	3	hours	in	the	YMCA	and	Manulife	II	
                                                     Parkade on Saturdays are FREE!!!
Program Runs:
time: Wednesdays from 7:15 – 8:15 pm                 Indoor soccer
Location: Tiger Taekwondo (7619 – 104 St)
                                                     This program is in its second year running
Dates: September 22 — November 24, 2010
                                                     and we look forward to seeing it grow in
January 5—April 20, 2011 (Excluding Spring
                                                     2010! We will adapt the skills to all abilities
Break Week March 30, 2010)
                                                     to ensure anyone can participate. Athletes
Registration fee: $140 or 4 Bingos (exam
                                                     will practice skills in passing, dribbling,
fee included) plus 1 Mandatory Bingo
                                                     shooting and basic soccer strategy with
                                                     enthusiastic coaches and volunteers.
swimming
PSA’s Swimming Program is specially
                                                     Program runs:
designed to meet the varying needs of our            time: Saturdays at a time and location TBD
members while providing small working                Dates: September – December 2010
groups and one‑on‑one assistance. Learn to           (excluding October 9)
improve	your	skills	with	Certified	Swimming	         January – April 2011 (excluding April 23)
Instructors working with the group to provide        Registration fee: $40 or 1 Bingo
individualized instruction. Swimmers are
further paired up with trained volunteers to
offer one‑on‑one assistance (when possible)
in addition to the instruction. Swimmers are
able to progress through the YMCA Swim
Program. Each swimmer will be graded in
the Fall term and again in the Spring term.




                                                43                          Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
PsA Awards banquet                                 Space is limited so register early. All we ask
                                                   is that you bring a snack or drink to share
The PSA is celebrating its 46th Awards
                                                   with everyone: Last names A‑K bring a drink,
Banquet in style! The PSA always likes to
                                                   last names L‑Z bring a snack. Thanks!
recognize our members and volunteers at
this annual event. There will be a fabulous
dinner followed by the presentation of              Pathways Day Program
athletic and volunteer awards. A family
                                                    (Addiction and mental health, edmonton
dance will follow and it promises to get
                                                    Zone, Alberta health services)
your feet or wheels moving. This will be a
good chance to let loose and show off your         9942 – 108 Street
dance moves.                                       Edmonton, AB T5K 2J5
Date: Saturday, May 14th, 2011                     contact: Michelle Knox
time: Doors Open at 4:00 pm                        Phone: 780‑401‑2831
5:30 – 6:30 pm – Dinner                            fax: 780‑425‑9317
6:30 – 7:00 pm – Awards                            Dates and times:
8:00 – 10:30 pm – Dance                            Monday – Friday
Location: Continental Inn,                         10:00 am – 3:00 pm
6625 Stony Plain Road NW                           Ages: 18 – 65 years old. Adults with mental
cost: Individual Member: $10.00                    health concerns
                                                   cost: Free
Family of 4 (with membership): $45.00
Each additional family member: $10.00              Pathways is a drop in day program that
                                                   offers a variety of social, recreational
                                                   opportunities	including	fitness,	arts	and	
celebrate 2011 PsA
                                                   crafts, cooking, music, discussion groups
skating Party                                      and community outings. Pathways also
As the Christmas season is busy for all of         offers some opportunities for gaining work
us this year the PSA is throwing an ‘After         experience in a group work setting.
Christmas Party’ to bring in the New Year!
Join us for skating or cruising around in a
sledge, hot chocolate, games and hanging
out with friends from PSA.
Date: January 8, 2011 from1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Rundle Family Centre
(113 Ave and 29 Street)
Registration fee: FREE




                                              44
 Robin hood Association                               SOE offers a variety of programs for
                                                      individuals with an intellectual disability.
141 Broadway Blvd                                     Most programs begin in October and run
Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2A4                             through until March, May or June.
contact: Laurie Massie                                All ages and abilities from 2 – 80 years, are
Phone: 780‑467‑7140 ext. 253                          welcome to register
fax: 780‑449‑2028
email: massie@robinhoodassoc.com                      Program opportunities include:
Website: www.robinhoodassoc.com                       •	 5 pin bowling – all levels, Sundays in
                                                         three different locations
                                                      •	 10 pin bowling – all levels, every second
 special olympics Alberta                                Saturday at Gateway Lanes
11759 Groat Road                                      •	 Alpine skiing – all levels, Monday
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6                                     evenings at Snow Valley Ski Club

Phone: 780‑415‑0719                                   •	 Basketball – all levels, Mondays evenings
fax: 780‑422‑2663                                        at William Greisbach Training Centre
email: info@specialolympics.ab.ca                     •	 Cross Country Skiing – all levels,
Website: www.specialolympics.ab.ca                       Thursday evenings at Gold Bar Park
Special Olympics Alberta (SOA) is the sport           •	 Curling – all levels, Tuesdays evenings at
governing body for athletes in Alberta with              the Derrick Club
intellectual disabilities. SOA ensures quality        •	 Figure and Speed Skating – all
program delivery throughout Alberta by                   levels, Sunday evenings at Kinsmen
working with 33 community chapters.                      Twin Arena A
                                                      •	 Floor Hockey

 special olympics                                       Division A — Wednesday evenings
                                                        at Metrosports
 edmonton
                                                        Division B and C – Wednesday evenings
200, 10323 – 178 Street                                 at the Saville Sports Centre
Edmonton, AB T5S 1R5
                                                        Division D (Beginner) – Wednesday
contact: Carmen C                                       evenings at Sportsworld
Phone: 780‑448‑1886
                                                      •	 Indoor soccer – all levels, Thursday
fax: 780‑448‑1490
                                                         evenings at the South Soccer Centre
email: pro_soe@telus.net
Website: www.specialolympicsedmonton.ca




                                                 45                         Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
•	 Rhythmic gymnastics – all levels, Monday          Spina Bifida and
   or Friday evenings at the Glenrose
   Rehabilitation Hospital Gymnasium
                                                     hydrocephalus Association
   or Thursday evenings at Glengarry                 of northern Alberta
   Elementary School
                                                    Box 35025
•	 Snowboarding – all levels, Tuesday               10818 Jasper Ave
   evenings at Snow Valley Ski Club                 Edmonton, AB T5J 0B7
•	 Snowshoeing – all levels, Sunday
                                                    contact: Alisha Brown
   afternoons at Peter Hemmingway Fitness
                                                    Phone: 780‑451‑6921
   and Leisure Centre
                                                    fax: 1‑888‑881‑7172 (Attn: Alisha)
•	 Swimming – all levels, Monday evenings           email: info@sbhana.org
   at the NAIT Pool                                 Website: www.sbhana.org
•	 Young athletes have the Active Start             Camp Freedom – (summer only) located at
   (2 – 6 yrs), Youth Basketball                    Camp He Ho Ha. Call for more information.
•	 (6 – 11 yrs), Youth Development
   (7 – 14 yrs) and Youth Indoor and Outdoor
   Soccer Programs (6 – 11 yrs) to choose            the steadward centre
   from.	They	are	specifically	geared	to	            for Personal and
   help develop basic motor skills, promote          Physical Achievement
   good health, good sportsmanship, and to
   have fun! These programs run at various
   locations and days of the week.
For further information and to
register please call 780‑448‑1886 or                W1‑67 Van Vliet Centre
email pro_soe@telus.net.                            University of Alberta
                                                    Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H9
                                                    contact: Danielle Della Siega
                                                    Phone: 780‑492‑3182
                                                    fax: 780‑492‑7161
                                                    email: danielle.dellasiega@ualberta.ca
                                                    Website: www.steadwardcentre.ualberta.ca
                                                    The Steadward Centre for Personal and
                                                    Physical Achievement is a disability research
                                                    centre providing adapted physical activity
                                                    and sport programs for children, youth and
                                                    adults with disabilities.




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free2bme Physical                                    Individualized Adapted
Activity for Kids and teens                          Fitness Programs
with Disabilities                                    Personalized	fitness	programs	are	
The Free2BMe program is a dynamic, fully‑            developed by trained exercise specialists in
equipped adapted physical activity program,          adapted physical activity. Membership within
located on the concourse level of the                the	adapted	fitness	facility	includes:
University Pavilion. Individualized and group        •	 Consultation
programs are offered for kids and teens
                                                     •	 Fitness assessment
aged 4 to 19 years with physical, sensory
and developmental disabilities.                      •	 Personalized exercise program
                                                     •	 Scheduled exercise sessions
Individualized programs include:
                                                        (2 or 3 days a week)
•	 One‑on‑one motor skill development
                                                     •	 Program updates every 6 months
•	 One-on-one	fitness	sessions
                                                     •	 Adapted Group Fitness Programs
Group programs include:                                 Group programs include:
•	 Athlete Development                               •	 Water in Motion
•	 Movin’ and Groovin’ Dance Class                   •	 Interval Circuit Training
•	 Cycle Challenge                                   •	 TrailRider Excursion Program
•	 Teen Night                                        •	 Rundle Park Ramblers
•	 Sport Sampler                                     •	 Wheelchair Ball Hockey
•	 Pre‑adolescent Workout Sessions (PAWS)            Please	contact	the	AFPA	program	office	at	
Please	contact	the	Free2BMe	program	office	          780‑492‑9236 for more information.
at 780‑492‑7091 for more information.
                                                     functional electrical
Adapted fitness Programs                             stimulation (fes)
for Adults (AfPA)                                    The Steadward Centre is one of a handful
The Adapted Fitness Program for Adults               of exercise facilities in the world offering
(AFPA) provides structured, individual               Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). Our
and group exercise programs for adults               extensive FES program includes:
with disabilities under the supervision              •	 Arm Cycling
of	certified	Adapted	Physical	Activity	              •	 Leg Cycling
Consultants and CSEP – Personal Fitness
                                                     •	 Rowing
Trainers in a supportive, welcoming and
inclusive environment.                               Please	contact	the	FES	program	office	at	
                                                     780‑492‑8339 for more information.




                                                47                          Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
community exercise                                     Integrated Dance Program
transition Program                                     (iDAnce)
This program is designed for individuals               A dance program for individuals with and
with disabilities who would like to begin an           without disabilities that explores a variety
exercise	program	within	a	community	fitness	           of traditional dance forms and creative
facility but require information and support           movement processes in an integrated,
to get started. Through this program, our              inclusive environment.
consultants provide hands on support while
individuals	gain	the	skills	and	confidence	
to become active independently within                   Wheelchair sports Alberta
their community.
                                                       11759 Groat Road
The Steadward Centre has developed                     Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
long-term	collaborations	with	local	fitness	
                                                       contact: Laurie Wilson
facilities to ensure a welcoming, inclusive
                                                       Phone: 780.427.8721
environment for all transitioning participants.
                                                       email: wsa2@telusplanet.net
For more information please contact                    Website: www.abwheelchairsport.ca
Bobbi‑Jo Atchison at 780‑492‑9389 or
bobbijoa@ualberta.ca                                   bridging the gap –
                                                       Weekly Program
Athlete
                                                       Dates: Thursdays
Development Program                                    times: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
In partnership with the Alberta Sport                  Location: Glenrose Rehabilitation
Development Centre‑ Capital Region, the                Hospital gymnasium
Athlete Development Program provides and               cost: Free
educates emerging and established athletes             Ages: Open to all ages
with current sport science techniques and              Disability group: Open to all physical
practices in assisting them to the next level          disabilities and skill levels
of competition with support from experts
                                                       “Bridging the Gap – Getting Physically
in nutrition, mental skills and strength and
                                                       Active” offers individuals with physical
conditioning.
                                                       disabilities the opportunity to get involved in
For more information please                            wheelchair sports. If you are looking to get
contact Kirsti Van Dornick at                          involved in sports at either a recreational or
780‑248‑1285 or kirstiv@ualberta.ca                    competitive level, we can help!




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Our Weekly Program is a drop‑in event                  Jamie Platz ymcA
where participants are exposed to a
                                                       7121 – 178 Street
variety of sports in a recreational setting. No
                                                       Edmonton, AB T5T 2N9
pre‑registration is required for the program.
                                                       contact: Travis Jackman
                                                       Phone: 780‑930‑2314
 Wttu family martial Arts                              fax: 780‑487‑4038
                                                       email: tjackman@edmonton.ymca.ca
7024 – 82 Avenue / 13325 89 Street                     Website: www.edmonton.ymca.ca
Edmonton, AB T6B 0E7
Phone: 780‑463 – 0963                                  Adult Leisure Program
fax: 780‑463‑0963                                      Details: Ongoing
contact: Randy Hamilton                                Dates/times: Saturdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
                                                       September 6 – October 25 (Fall 1)
beginner martial                                       November 1 – December 20 (Fall 2)
Arts Program                                           cost: $36 members/$47 non‑members
Details: Program runs year round                       Ages: Open to adults with
Age: Preschool / School Age /                          mental disabilities.
Juniors / Adults                                       A social and recreational program for
cost: 6 Weeks $69 Including Uniform                    adults with special needs, mild to moderate
This program is great for anyone who is                disabilities. Numerous activities include
willing to try their best! We have lots of             swimming, bowling, recreational games,
experience modifying our program for                   special events and social gatherings.
cognitive and physical disabilities. Special           William Lutsky ymcA
Ability Divisions for competition are available
                                                       1975 – 111 Street
as well. If you think you can, you can!
                                                       Edmonton, AB T6J 7C6
                                                       contact: Karen Davis
 ymcAs                                                 Phone: 780‑439‑9622
                                                       fax: 780‑469‑3367
castledowns ymcA                                       email: kdavis@edmonton.ymca.ca
11510 – 153 Avenue                                     Website: www.edmonton.ymca.ca
Edmonton, AB T5X 6A3
contact: Denise Meliefste
Phone: 780‑476‑9622
fax: 780‑476‑9725
Website: www.edmonton.ymca.ca




                                                  49                       Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
 yoWochAs outdoor                                   accessibiLity
 education centre                                   information
P.O. Box 313                                        For a detailed listing of Community Service’s
Fallis, AB T0E 0V0                                  facilities and parks accessibility features, call
                                                    780‑496‑4917 tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer
Phone: 780‑892‑2660
                                                    code: DISREC. Accessibility improvements
fax: 780‑892‑2888
                                                    are constantly being made to ensure all
email: yowochas@ywcaofedmonton.org
                                                    facilities and parks are as accessible as
Website: www.ywcaofedmonton.org
                                                    possible. Call the facility prior to your visit to
                                                    obtain updated accessibility information.
 outdoor
 education/group Rental                             other VaLuabLe
Location: Lake Wabamun                              Leisure resources
Dates: September – June                             The following leisure brochures are available:
Daily — day use or residential                      •	 Priceless Fun Guide
cost: varies with number of participants and
                                                    •	 Summer Program Guide (community
length of stay.
                                                       daycamps, River Valley Daycamps,
Offers instructional programs in outdoor               wading pools/spray decks, neighbourhood
recreation, leadership development,                    playgrounds, skateboard park and
environmental education, fun and games.                youth info)
Residential and day programs are
                                                    •	 E‑Active (Leisure, Sports and Fitness
tailor‑made to each group’s goals, abilities
                                                       Facilities Recreation Guide)
and interests. Program available for groups
of 12 or more.                                      •	 River Valley Programs
                                                    •	 Recreation Facilities Accessibility Guide
                                                    •	 Brochures for each Major Attraction
                                                       and Facility
                                                    •	 ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre Flyer
                                                    call 780‑496‑4999
                                                    tty: 780‑944‑5555 transfer code:
                                                    CMSINFO to obtain a copy.




                                               50
other resources/                                    transit because of a physical or cognitive
                                                    disability. DATS is a shared‑ride public
new initiatiVes                                     transportation service operating within the
                                                    City of Edmonton. DATS fares are based on
                                                    regular Edmonton Transit System fares and
 city of edmonton Advisory                          are approved annually by City Council. Cash
 board on services for                              fares and/or tickets are collected by the
 Persons with Disabilities                          DATS drivers or a monthly transit pass can
                                                    be used.
contact: Diana O’Donoghue
Phone: 780‑496‑5822
fax: 780‑577‑3525
tty: 780‑944‑5555
transfer code: DISBOARD
The ABSPD acts as a liaison between
the community and City of Edmonton
departments and services. We provide
referrals to various organizations and keep
City departments and Council informed
of the many issues affecting the disability          Limelight film showcase
community in our city.
                                                    Phone: 780‑496‑4917

 DAts                                               For more information please visit their
                                                    website	at	www.limelightfilms.ca	
trip bookings: 780‑496‑4567                         Most	of	the	films	shown	are	written,	
tty: 780‑944‑5555                                   directed and/or performed by people with
transfer code: DATSBOOK                             disabilities.	The	films	include	documentaries,	
general information: 780‑496‑4570                   dramas and musicals and are intended to
tty: 780‑944‑5555                                   entertain, provoke thought, spark discussion
transfer code: DATSINFO                             and inspire.
same-day cancellations:
780‑944‑5555
tty: 780‑944‑5555
transfer code: DATSDISP
Website: www.edmonton.ca/transit
DATS is a door‑to‑door public transportation
system for adults who cannot use regular




                                               51                        Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
 Active Living Alliance                              Adapted Activity
 for canadians with a                                equipment bag
 Disability (ALAcD)                                  Interested in seeing and using some of the
                                                     newest adapted physical activity equipment
The Active Living Alliance for                       by Wintergreen? Ever wish you had the
Canadians with a Disability                          opportunity to test equipment with your
(ALACD) Alberta Initiative                           activity group or physical education class
promotes inclusion and                               before committing to buying it? We have a
active healthy lifestyles                            solution for you! Currently, ALACD‑AB has
for all Canadians with a                             two	large	hockey	bags	filled	with	samples	of	
disability through communication and                 adapted activity equipment for you to borrow,
collaboration with all members of our Alberta        free of charge! Any group or organization can
communities. For more information on the             request to borrow the equipment bags from
Alberta Initiative of the ALACD and how              our	office	for	one	to	two-week	periods	at	a	
you can get involved, informed and active,           time. All that we ask is that any equipment
please visit our website at www.ala.ca and           that starts out in the bag is returned to the
click on the Alberta link or email ab@ala.ca         bag; and that you use the equipment to inject
                                                     extra fun into your everyday activity plans!
All Abilities Welcome                                Please	contact	us	to	find	out	more	at	
All Abilities Welcome (AAW) is a campaign            ab@ala.ca.
being launched by the Active Living Alliance
for Canadians with a Disability that will            Access 2 entertainment card
encourage an attitude of openness and                The Access 2 Entertainment card provides
cooperation around inclusion in physical             free	admission	(or	a	significant	discount)	
activity, leisure, recreation and sport              for support persons accompanying a
programs at the community level. Please              person with a disability at member movie
visit www.allabilitieswelcome.ca for more            theatres across Canada. The persons
information. Resources include a free AAW            with the disability pays regular admission.
inclusion toolkit, a database of inclusive           The program was developed by an
programs and events from across the                  advisory group of nine national disability
country and trained speakers throughout              organizations, in conjunction with Cineplex
Canada sharing their stories and delivering          entertainment. Please visit www.access2.
AAW presentations. To learn more about               ca for more information and to download an
All Abilities Welcome or to book one of our          application form.
speakers for your event, please browse the
pages of the website or contact us by calling
1‑800‑771‑0663.




                                                52
uPcoming festiVaLs and sPeciaL eVents
Edmonton offers many special events and is known as Festival City. Learn about event and
activity ideas in newspapers, the front section of your Yellow Pages phone book, or the listings
on the www.festivalcity.ca website. Most importantly — get out and enjoy!

festival/event       Location            2010/11 Date(s) contact Info
symphony             Hawrelak Park       Sept 3 – 6      Free Will Players 780‑425‑8086.
under the sky        Amphitheatre                        www.rivercityshakespeare.com
movies on the        Sir Winston         Sept 4            Shanlyn Finley 780‑496‑8255
square               Churchill Square
edmonton             Various Locations Sept 24 – Oct 2     www.edmontonfilmfest.com
International
film festival
cIbc Run for         Sir Winston         Oct 3             The Works International
the cure             Churchill Square                      Visual Arts Society 780‑426‑2122
                                                           www.theworks.ab.ca
global Visions       Paramount           Nov 4 – 7         www.globalvisionsfestival.com
film festival        Theatre, Metro
                     Cinema, Stanley
                     Milner Library
                     Theatre, Citadel
                     Foyer
canadian finals      Rexall Place        Nov 10 – 14       www.northlands.com
Rodeo
festival of trees Shaw Conference Dec 2 – 5                Email: EventInfo@FestivalOfTrees.
                  Centre                                   ab.ca
new years eve        Sir Winston         Dec 31            Events Edmonton 780‑423‑2822
Downtown             Churchill Square
                                                           www.eventsedmonton.ca
Winterlight          Various Locations Jan – March         www.winterlight.ca
festval
silverskate          Hawrelak Park       Feb 18 – 20       http://www.silverskatefestival.org
festival




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index
Art
Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.38
Art Gallery of Alberta Art Express . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.13
Community Linking Programs Out of the Shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.28
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta Art Expressions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.22
Attractions
Fort Edmonton Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.7
Valley Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.8
Muttart Conservatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.8
John Walter Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.7
John Janzen Nature Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.8
basketball
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
bocce
Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.10
Cerbral Palsy Association in Alberta.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.22
bowling
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
Multiple Sclerosis Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.37
Community Linking Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.26
bicycle
The Steadward Centre Cycle Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.46
camps
Alberta AdaptAbilities Association Hearts in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.10
Camp Health, Hope and Happiness (He Ho Ha) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.15
Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch (North) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.38
City of Edmonton River Valley Daycamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg. 3 – pg.4
SBHANA Camp Freedom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.46
Robin Hood Association Day camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
MS Society Kids Kamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.37
Centre for Autism Services Alberta Camp ACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.19
YMCAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.49




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canoe
River Valley Programs Ourdoor Pursuits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.4
Accessible Dock at Hermitage Park
computer classes
Community Linking Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.27
Cerebral Palsy Association Computability Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.22
EBIRS reconnecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.30
cooking
Networks Activity Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.39
ACT Centre S.U.R.F. Cooking Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.3
crafts
Community Linking Crafters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.27
Networks Activity Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.38
ACT Centre S.U.R.F. Craft Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.3
curling
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
Dance
ACT Centre S.U.R.F Dance and Music Class (winter only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.3
Cerebral Pasy Association in Alberta Ballerina Dreams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.23
The Steadward Centre —
 iDANCE & Movin & Groovin Dance Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.48
ACT Centre Rockin’ in Rundle + Adult Senior Leisure Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.2
Day Programs/ Respite
MIRA Facilitation Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.36
Excel Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.34
Elves Special Needs Society. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.33
Pathways Day Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.44
Alberta AdaptAbilities Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.9
Centre for Autism Services Respite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.19
Drama
Autism Society of Edmonton Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.13
Community Linking Programs SOS Players . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.29




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film
Limelight Film Showcasel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.51
Access 2 Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.52
fitness
ACT Centre S.U.R.F. Fit Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.3
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre Gentle Move and Groove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.5
Community Linking Programs Fun with Fitness,
 Walking Club, South Side Fitness + Northside Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.26
Community Linking Programs Venture Out, Sports Check,
 West‑end Recreation and Wellness Program,
 Connecting for Wellness and DiverseCity Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.27
YMCAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.49
The Steadward Centre Adult Adapted Fitness,
 individualized	fitness,	and	Free2BMe	(kids	and	teens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.47
floor hockey
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
goalball
Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind
  (ASRAB) Downhill, Cross Country Skiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.12
golf
Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.12
Paralympic Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.39
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
gymnastics
ASRAB (children) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.12
Capital City Gymnastics Family Drop In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.18
Special Olympics Edmonton Rhythmic Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.46
horseback Riding
Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.36
horticulture
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.24
Lawn bowling
ASRAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.12




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Life skills
Edmonton Brain Injury Relearning Society (EBIRS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.30
Edmonton John Howard Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.31
martial Arts
WTTU Family Martial Arts Beginner program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.49
multisensory environment
ACT Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.2
Millwoods Recreation Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.2
music
Brail Tone Music Society of Canada Choir, music lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.14
Centre for Autism Services Alberta Musical Expressions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.21
Choral Morphosis Choir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.25
Community Linking Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.26
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta Music Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.23
outdoors
ACT Centre S.U.R.F. Outdoor Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.4
River Valley Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.4
Peer evenings
Canadian Paraplegic Association (Alberta) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.17
Autism Society of Edmonton Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.13
Cerebral Palsy Association Members’ Support Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.22
Play groups
CNIB Sensory Playgroup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.25
Reading
Edmonton Public Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.31
skating
Centre for Autism Services Alberta Learn to Skate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.20
Special	Olympics	Edmonton	figure	skating,	Speed	Skating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
ski/snowboard
Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.16
Special Olympics Edmonton Downhill (Alpine),
 Cross Country (Nordic), snowboarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg.45 – 46




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sledge hockey
Edmonton Sled Hockey Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.33
Paralympic Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.39
Wheelchair Sports Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.48
socials
ACT Centre S.U.R.F. Social Night. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.4
Autism Society of Edmonton Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.13
CMHA CLUB Adult Social Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.16
snowshoe
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
soccer
Paralympic Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.43
Special Olympics Edmonton (indoor & outdoor) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.46
softball
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.46
sport (Variety)
Wheelchair Sports Alberta Bridging the Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.48
support group
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.22
Austism Society of Edmonton Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.13
Canadian Paraplegic Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.17
CNIB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.25
swimming
SwimAbilities, ACT Centre and Jasper Place Pools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.2
Hardisty Pool Aquasize, Water Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.5
Glenrose Hospital Seniors Leisure Swim, Stretch a Cise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.35
Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Assoc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.10
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
Paralympic Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.43
taekwondo
Centre for Autism Services Alberta Young Masters Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.19
Paralympic Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.42




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tai chi
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre Gentle Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.5
Multiple Sclerosis Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.37
tennis
Wheelchair Sports Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.48
track and field
Special Olympics Edmonton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.45
trailrider
The Steadward Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.46
Alberta Abilities Lodges Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.9
Wall climbing
ASRAB (childrens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.12
Wheelchair ball hockey
ASRAB (childrens) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.12
Wheelchair basketball
Alberta Northern Lights Wheelchair Basketball Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.11
Wheelchair Sports Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.48
Wheelchair floor hockey
Paralympic Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.42
Wheelchair Racing
Wheelchair Sports Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.48
Wheelchair Rugby
Wheelchair Sports Alberta with Steel Wheels Quad Rugby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.48
Paralympic Sports Association (Teen and Adult Group) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.41
Wheelchair square Dancing
Paralympic Sports Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.42
yoga
Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre Gentle Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.6
Centre for Autism Services Alberta Kids Yoga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.21
Multiple Sclerosis Society . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.37
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pg.22




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 LEISURE ACCESS PROGRAM
Best deal in town!!
What is the Leisure Access Program?                                 Do I qualify?
The program gives low income adults, seniors, youth and             ❄❄You automatically qualify if you have a Health Benefits
children from Edmonton free use of City of Edmonton                   card issued by the Government of Alberta
leisure, sport and recreation facilities (swimming pools,           ❄❄If you don’t have a Health Benefits card issued by the
fitness centres and arenas) and attractions (Valley Zoo, Fort         Government of Alberta, but live on low income, you will
Edmonton Park and Muttart Conservatory) and discounts                 need to apply for the program access
on registered programs (day camps, art classes, swimming
lessons, etc.) for one year.                                        For more information on the Leisure Access Program or to
                                                                    receive an application, visit any City of Edmonton facility,
What can I do when I get a card?                                    go online www.edmonton.ca/lap or call 780-496-4918
❄❄Get in free to any City of Edmonton facility
                                                                    Once you have received your Leisure Access card, be sure
❄❄Register for programs and get 75% off of the fee                  to check out our new page on the City’s website, which
❄❄Adults and seniors can register for 3 programs and each           provides information about programs available through our
  child can register for 4 programs at the discounted fee           recreation facilities and attractions at www.findyourfun.ca
  for one year


 DID yOU knOW…?
❄❄If you don’t have a computer and want to the internet you can use a computer for free at any branch of the
  Edmonton Public Library. You can even book an appointment for one of their staff to provide some personal
  coaching on how to use the internet.
❄❄That Edmonton is home to many heritage and cultural attractions that are not too expensive to visit. Why
  not take the time this fall and winter to learn more about Edmonton’s
  and Alberta’s rich heritage and history. Some of the places you can visit
  include: the Alberta Aviation Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum (1/2
  price on Sundays), the Alberta Legislature (free admission), Rutherford
  House, the Telephone Museum and Science Centre and the Alberta
  Art Gallery (free on the last Thursday of every month from 6:00 pm –
  9:00 pm)
❄❄Edmonton’s City Hall hosts all sorts of public events throughout the
  year. Why not stop in to:
  ❄❄explore highlights of Edmonton’s history through the interactive
     history kiosks
  ❄❄see different religious symbols and learn about their use and
     meaning in a specific faith at the monthly Celebrating Our
     Faiths displays
  ❄❄enjoy some Holiday Magic during lunch time from December 6 – 10
  ❄❄you can even pick up a City Hall Self Guided Tour brochure at the
     front counter to go on your own exploration of the building.




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Getting Active Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank
We all face barriers to being physically active, but cost should not be one of them. There are
many ways to reduce the cost of sports and other recreational activities. You can check out
second hand stores, consignment stores, garage sales, or equipment swap events to find
inexpensive gear. If you find that your budget is still a bit tight, you can also access programs
to help you cut some of your costs.
The following groups and organizations help in different ways. Some provide information
on what is available, some help by lowering fees or providing free or low cost programs and
others help find the right equipment. All of them will help you and your family to get involved
and active in recreation.

Tax Credits — The Government of Canada offers two types of tax credits that can be
used to claim expenses related to your child’s participation in activities: The Children’s
Fitness Tax Credit lets parents claim up to $500 per year for eligible fitness expenses paid for
each child who is under 16 years or for each child under 18 who qualifies for the disability
tax credit. The Child Care Expenses Tax Credit lets parents also claim payments for child care
expenses made to day camps and day sports schools where the primary goal of the camp is
to care for children (an institution offering a sports study program is not a sports school); or to
boarding schools, overnight sports schools, or camps where lodging is involved.
1-800-959-8281
www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness

Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton offer many opportunities through nine clubs, where
kids can be themselves, feel valued and benefit from mentoring by healthy role models. The
Hot Meal And Healthy Snack Program is a key component to an afternoon spent with us.
The clubs also offer social work support (Community Outreach Services), facilitated Parenting
Support Groups (Parent Talk) and many recreational activities including Summer Fun at Camp
Discovery. Other programs and services include: Supported Independent Living Programs for
Teens (Turning Points), Cultural Diversity Programs and various Aboriginal Programs. Fees are
low or can be waived.
780-422–6038
www.boysandgirls.ab.ca

Edmonton Sport Council provides information on local sport programs, local events
including competitions, camps and clinics, team registrations, special programs and
promotions.
780-497–7678
www.edmontonsport.com




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The yMCA of Edmonton provides programs and services to all people, regardless of circumstance,
through the YMCA Opportunity Fund. This allows those who are unable to afford the full cost of
membership and/or programs to access the YMCA at a reduced cost. You are pre-approved for the
Opportunity Fund if you are a current recipient of:
  IS: Income Support, or
  AISH: Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped, or
  ACHB: Alberta Child Health Benefits, AAHB: Alberta Adult Health Benefits, or
  City of Edmonton Leisure Access Card (*may need further verification from the
  City of Edmonton).

Please bring one of the above benefits card(s) to the front desk of any YMCA to get information how
you can begin your YMCA membership at a reduced cost. If you are not a recipient of any of these
programs, you will need to complete an application form. Applications are available at your local YMCA
centre (William Lutsky in southwest; Castledowns in northwest; Jamie Platz in west; Don Wheaton
downtown) or online at www.edmonton.ymca.ca.

Canadian Tire JumpStart is a charitable program that helps kids in financial need aged 4 to 18
participate in organized sport and recreation activities such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming.
The program may help pay the costs of registration fees, transportation and equipment.
Call the Bill Rees YMCA at 780-429-9622.
www.canadiantire.ca/jumpstart

kidSport Edmonton provides grants to children and youth from low income families so they can
participate in organized sport programs. Children and youth up to 18 years of age are eligible to
receive support up to $250 per year (Jan. – Dec.) to help pay for sport registration fees. To get an
application form, call 780-245-2666 or email kidsport_apps@yahoo.ca. Application forms are also
available for downloading online at www.kidsport.ab.ca (click on Edmonton Chapter).

The BRICk Sports Central distributes all kinds of recycled sports equipment free to kids in need,
including hockey, ringette, skates, bicycles, soccer, softball, rollerblades, racquets, snow sliders and
many other types of gear. Kids are referred by individuals or agencies, including schools, government
departments, community leagues and the Edmonton Police Service.
780-477-1166
www.sportcentral.org

Fun Team Alberta aims to foster the involvement of every young person in sport, fitness, adventure,
and other physical activities of their own choosing. The goal is to create an atmosphere of fun,
cooperation and fair play that is facilitated by supportive adults. Participation fees are kept to a
minimum by reducing the family’s need to travel outside their own community and lowering costs
associated with equipment and facility use. The Fun Team program has one low membership cost that
includes a jersey, guidebook, badges, liability insurance coverage and lots of fun.
780-490-0242
www.funteamalberta.com

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 ACTIVE EDMOnTOn/WALkABLE EDMOnTOn
Winter can be a challenging time to stick to your physical activity routine. So how do you remain
active when the weather outside is perceived to be a
barrier? Embrace winter! Try these activities:
❄❄Ice Skate
❄❄Cross Country Ski
❄❄Snowshoe
❄❄Toboggan
❄❄Walk the downtown pedway system
❄❄Join a mall walking club
❄❄Bundle up and walk outside with friends
❄❄Take advantage of the City of Edmonton Fitness and
  Leisure Centres

For more ideas, visit these websites:
Active Edmonton www.edmonton.ca/activedmonton
and Walkable Edmonton www.edmonton.ca/walkable for walking routes and the
Communities on Foot Map Series.


Park Ranger Programs
Would your community group or class like a visit from a City of Edmonton
Park Ranger?
Park Rangers may be available to do a FREE educational presentation for
your group!
Choose between a Lost in the Woods Presentation (geared
toward children aged 7 – 11) that teaches survival skills and safety
with an urban twist or a Ranger Visit where Parks Peace Officers
educate the group about City of Edmonton park use and rules and
their role in promoting proper use (suitable for school-aged children
and teens)!
The Ranger visit can be modified to suit most ages, including
adults.
Groups of 15 – 30 are preferred — great for
classrooms, after-school programs or extracurricular
groups — can be done indoors or out at your
meeting location! For more information, please
contact Ashley at 780-442-5286 (ext. 52006) or
ashley.whitlock@edmonton.ca.




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