COVID-19 ProgramsPrograms continuing to be offered
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Special Olympics Non Stop November Challenge
SOBC has created an interactive calendar to keep athletes moving all month! Each day has a link to a new activity to keep you active and healthy this November! Find the calendar here.
Walk and Wheel- MOVE and UVIC
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC -Virtual Programs
The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC continues to host virtual yoga classes, support groups, and more. Check out their monthly program calendar here!
BC Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair basketball for beginners is open to all. It will include wheelchair basketball skills and fitness that can be modified for many abilities. Log in to check it out if you are curious about the sport and want to learn more! Registration/waiver is required but please contact Nadine@bcwbs.ca for more questions. No sports wheelchair required.
To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/831024727697752
BC Wheelchair Basketball (Girls Only)
Go Time is a GIRLS ONLY event hosted by BC Wheelchair Basketball.
It is open to Girls aged 8-18 years, all abilities, adapted sport & inclusive sessions.
GO Time was created to help empower girls with physical disabilities across the province while introducing them to new sports and life skills, while also creating connections and friendships throughout our community.
The 2020 Canadian Eboccia Open is a virtual event that will take place from November 24th – December 6th. It is open to all athletes across Canada and also includes a category for family and friends. More information on the event and how to register can be foundhere.
Learn more and register here.
We are excited to announce we will be offering a FREE chair based group exercise class online via Zoom. If you are interested please email email@example.com. This class is inclusive to all abilities.
North America Indigenous Games
Special Olympics BC
The all-new Virtual Fit Families and Friends is a virtual walking club, with the collective goal of walking around the province and visiting each Local along the way! This program provides great opportunities for Special Olympics BC athletes to get outside, exercise, and connect with others virtually to create engaging and supportive social networks. So let’s get moving and get that heart rate up!
Find full instructions here.
I·SPARC is excited to announce the second series of our FitNation At Home Workout Series – Lockdown Edition!
On June 12th, 2020, I·SPARC will be sharing the first of four new FitNation Home Workouts that are designed and facilitated by trained FitNation leaders from throughout the province!
With our second series, we’re providing variations on the FitNation classics. The difficulty level for these workouts will vary, but all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate! Some workouts will require:
- A Chair
- Yoga Mat or Towel
- Resistance Band(s)
- Agility ladder (or tape to make your own agility ladder pattern)
Remember you can always visit our YouTube channel for our saved Modified, Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced workouts.
Each Friday (starting June 12th) we’ll send out an email with your new workout for the week. All our workouts will be available on our YouTube channel for you to access your FitNation workout anytime that works for you. After all FitNation is for anyone, anytime, anywhere! See you online
Summer Inclusion Service (SIS) Alternative Activities Booklet: Virtual & Social Distanced Activity Options for Children
Don’t forget about Cerebral Palsy Association of BC‘s online programs happening all this month! To join, download the Zoom app and insert the Meeting ID and password for the program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Physical Literacy Sessions on Facebook
Chris Wright, Manager of Physical Literacy Development at PISE, is sharing fun games and activities to stay active at home. Follow PISE on Facebook to view these videos.
- Nature Journaling – Take some time to reflect on a space in nature that is significant to you with a creative prompt this week. Check out the link here to inspire you to write, type, create, or talk about your favourite place in nature and all that it has to offer!
- Video by Nathan and Carter – Join two of Power To Be’s participants Nathan and Carter as they show us how they spend time outdoors, and share some tips for being outside including exploring, staying hydrated, and being prepared with a whistle and compass.
- Diversify Outdoors – Diversify Outdoors is a coalition of social media influencers promoting diversity in outdoor recreation and conservation. Check out this page for videos and articles highlighting inclusion and diversity in the outdoors!
- Color Outside – Hear from Nailah Blades Wylie about founding Color Outside, a safe place for women of color to come together through outdoor adventures. This video is the first episode of the Everyone Outside series!
- Native-Land – Find out more about the local Indigenous territories and languages of the world with this interactive map
Virtual Park Tour with Pablo
An amazing virtual tour experience created by Power To Be‘s Pablo! Take a tour through one of our favourite parks in the Greater Victoria area, Francis/King Regional Park! Wander the trails and learn about the local flora and fauna (we recommend heading to the settings and turning on the audio for the narrated experience). Click the button below to check it out!
Fun resources from the web
Life Cycles Gardening Resources – If you’ve ever wanted to grow your own food or an array of spring flowers, Life Cycles has put together this incredible resource list with everything you need to know to get your own garden blooming!
Stigma Free Society Wellness Toolkit – Looking for some new activity ideas? Try learning calligraphy or planning a themed food night! The Stigma-Free Society site is constantly refreshing with new activity ideas and has some conversation starters that can help you check in with yourself and those around you.
Modified Fitness and Blind Alive Fitness – Breathe, stretch, strengthen and tune into your body through movement! Both Blind Alive Fitness and West Shore Parks and Recreation provide guidance on how to stay moving while staying at home.
Want to start growing your own food?
Power To Be has partnered up with the City of Victoria in their “Get Growing, Victoria!” initiative. This initiative provides people with seedlings of various herbs and vegetables so that you can try your hand at growing your own food. Power To Be will also provide small planter boxes and potting soil for anyone who would like to participate in this but does not have existing garden space or spare pots. This initiative is intended to support novice gardeners who live in a variety of different household settings (house, condo, apartment, etc…). In addition to this, we will also be sending out resource videos and information on how to plant and care for your seedling starters! If this is of interest to you, please email email@example.com by Monday, May 18th, and answer the following questions:
- Name, phone number, street address.
- Email address
- Do you need a planter box and soil?
- Can you pick up your garden package at our Prospect Lake Site on either June 3rd or June 4th between 4pm and 7pm? (If you do not have access to transportation, we will figure out a plan for you to get your package!)
Thank you and happy gardening!!
|Jumpstart has created an inclusive resource hub to keep Canadians active. FREE at-home workouts, ballet classes, activity booklets and more are available here.|
Supporting Positive Behaviour and Welcoming All Abilities
In partnership with Sport For Life Society, Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, Canucks Autism Network, Coaching Association Canada and Défi sportif AlterGo, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities developed Coaching Kids of All Abilities. Use code JSCAN-A2B3C4D for free access.
Click here to access the eLearning.