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Siksika Sport For All: Adaptive Lacrosse
November 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 22, 2022
Community Mental Health and Wellness and SN7 will be collaborating to implement an adaptive recreation program that will modify sports activities in be inclusive of all abilities.
Adaptive sports provide modifications to a particular sport so that athletes will be given the opportunity to participate with appropriate accessible accommodations. The key principle of adaptive sports and recreation is inclusivity. The Siksika Sports for All Recreation Program will offer a variety of adaptive sports beginning with a 6-week adaptive lacrosse program.
This program will be drop-in style at any time during the event hours.
The Autism and Asperger Friendship Society (AFFS), which is a program that offers specialized sports, supports, and recreational respite to many families with all abilities will assist in the facilitation of the instruction, equipment purchase and lacrosse instructors.
The AFFS coordinators are specialists in the field of disability and sports and are excited to mentor the SN7 youth group so that many adaptable sports will offered and so that SSARP will be sustainable in inclusive programming.
Other adaptable sports that will be offered to the community will be Goal Ball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair lacrosse, adaptive running, sledge hockey and sitting volleyball.
The SSARP committee is committed in their dedication to provide this long awaited inclusive sports program so that all Siksika members with all abilities will be given the opportunity to participate in any sport.
DISCLAIMER: Participants are asked to bring their own caged helmet if possible, there may be a small number of helmets available for use but this is not a guarantee.