COVID-19 ProgramsPrograms continuing to be offered
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Special Olympics BC Polar Plunge
The 2021 Virtual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC is coming February 20 to March 7 – and we would love for you to remain involved this year! In the Virtual Polar Plunge, you will show your courage and creativity by taking an icy dip at home! Brave SOBC supporters can jump into tubs of ice, run through sprinklers, dive into snow, and so much more. Participants will then join other fun-loving Plungers on social media to share videos and photos of themselves getting #FreezinForAReason.
Register now as a team or an individual and help us raise funds and awareness for athletes with intellectual disabilities across British Columbia:www.plunge4specialolympics.com
MOVE Walk and Wheel
MOVE is VERY excited to announce the Walk and Wheel program will be starting February 10. Classes run from 9:15-10:15 am and is completely FREE! Walk or wheel supported or independently around the concourse of the CARSA performance gym. Enjoy the indoor, COVID friendly space. Register online by clicking the link below or in person at the CARSA membership service desk **space is limited** If you have any questions please email Alannah at email@example.com
To register CLICK HERE
Bridges of Belonging
- Aly Virji, Vice President of People, Equity, and Culture at a tech start-up and Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP)
- Regional Chief Kluane Adamek (She/her), Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Yukon Regional Chief
CLICK HERE to register
Hampton Middle League
Victoria program offers those with disabilities free employment assistance amid COVID-19
The Working Together Program is a free employment program for persons with self-identified disabilities. It helps participants prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. It is a participant-centred program which uses blended learning to help individuals reach their personal employment related goals. They serve people with disabilities and their future employers, filling gaps in services and expertise until government and industry can directly pursue the benefits of a diverse society and workforce.
For more info on Working Together or if you’re ready to register, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-634-4156 to get started.
Women’s Para Hockey Canada is hosting 6 online sessions for girls and women to practice skills, work on fitness, discuss mental training and much more! This camp is open to all ages and abilities and will run February 5th, 6th, and 7th. Registration is $25 and closes January 8. To find out more and to register visit their website here.
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!
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.
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.
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.