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Accessibility Audit Tool helps sport organizations reduce barriers

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As part of viaSport’s ongoing commitment to reducing barriers to participation and enhancing the quality of sport experiences, we’re prou

Northern B.C. receives $100,000 to make sport more accessible

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We applaud the eight grant recipients and their commitment for more accessible sport & recreation planning.

B.C. Secures Federal Funding to Advance Disability Inclusion in Sport

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To increase the quality of experience and opportunities in sport and physical activity for people living with a disability, UBC's School of Kinesiology and viaSport have received federal funding to study disability inclusion in the B.C. sport sector.

Funding available to develop disability sport in Northern B.C.

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Organizations in Northern B.C. can apply for up to $25,000 to enhance the quality of sport, recreation and physical activity experiences for those with disabilities! 

ProMotion Week brings awareness to adapted sport and physical activity opportunities in Victoria

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The third annual ProMotion Week takes place in Victoria from November 30 to December 6 highlighting inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities in the area. There are a growing number of organizations who offer adapted programs for people with disabilities to be involved in sport and physical activity.  This collective has come together under the banner of OneAbility and are working to spread awareness and to identify gaps in recruitment and programming.

Q&A: Team Canada’s Head Coach and the Healing Power of the Invictus Games

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Alongside his many accolades, there’s another international, multi-sport event that Lawless holds near and dear to his heart – the Invictus Games. Created by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games harnesses the power of sport to inspire wounded, injured and sick servicemen and servicewomen. The Games are also a means to help them build physical and mental strength, and increase public awareness for those that serve in the army. Derived from Latin, “Invictus” means “unconquered” or “undefeated.”

Are you Canada's next Paralympian?

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The Canadian Paralympic Committee, in collaboration with the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, is pleased to announce that the PARALYMPIAN SEARCH will be visiting Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 22 and Toronto on Sunday, Nov. 26.

New NCCP module Coaching Athletes with a Disability launches Sept. 21!

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The CAC has developed the NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability eLearning module. 

Olympic Gold Medalist Jennifer Heil Joins viaSport to Advance Sport Across B.C.

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Jennifer Heil, Olympic gold and silver medalist in Freestyle Mogul skiing joins viaSport as VP of Sport Development. As a life-long sport veteran, Heil understands first-hand how the importance of sport and physical activity reaches far beyond the playing field – that it is a significant building block for an individual’s overall well-being and success.

The pieces we leave behind

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Because programs didn't exist for children with intellectual disabilities to engage in sport, Eunice took it upon herself to hold a summer day camp in her very own backyard. Fifty years later, her camp has evolved into a global movement known as Special Olympics. Without her, 4.2 million athletes around the world would not be participating in sport today, including Special Olympics British Columbia (SOBC) athlete, Paige Norton.

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