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Adaptive Snow Sports
October 21, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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“Adaptive Snow Sports” with Tom Mooney Director of Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) non-profit society.
We welcome students of all ages and disabilities, utilizing adaptive equipment and/or specialized teaching techniques to maximize a person’s independence on the snow. To meet the needs of its members, VASS offers programs from beginner to advanced, which include snowboarding, sit ski, stand-up skiing and advanced adaptive ski racing. We are also piloting a snowshoe program in 2021.
ASL Interpretation is provided!
About Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS): Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for persons with a disability at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. VASS makes the mountain experience accessible to all. VASS is a registered non-profit society (89254 2168 RR0001), operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, which includes an active Board of Directors, program coordinators, instructors and administrators.
Our instructors are trained to use the adaptive equipment and specialized teaching techniques. They must successfully complete the Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) instructor certification, which utilizes the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance and Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors certification methodology. VASS is affiliated with BC Adaptive Snowsports (BCAS) and Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS).
Disabled Community Connection Network (DCCN) is a monthly communication and information group for people of all ages (16+) with any disability. This group is hosted by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre. This group is facilitated by and for people with disabilities.