New Para Multi-Sport Program Launches in Halifax
Halifax, NS – For the first time ever, youth with a disability will be offered a dynamic
multi-sport program where, with a single registration, kids learn and participate in seven
different sports over an eight-month time period.
“This is a really fun opportunity to try a variety of sports and improve confidence,” says
fourteen year-old Caden Flynn of Elmsdale. “I would encourage others to give it a try!”
For a single fee of $100, sessions are every Saturday morning from November 2017 to
Endorsed by the IWK, many partners have collaborated to make this possible: Athletics
Nova Scotia, Basketball Nova Scotia, Table Tennis Nova Scotia, Easter Seals Nova
Scotia, Badminton Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Curling Association, Canada Games
Centre, Lakeshore Curling Club, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, and Sport Nova
“It’s already a great story,” says Anitra Stevens with Athletics Nova Scotia. “All these
organizations and leaders have come together, each in different ways, to created a safe,
welcoming and inclusive environment for participants with developmentally appropriate
instruction, adapted equipment, facilities and funding.”
The program is ideal for children and youth ages 6-17 with a physical disability and/or
mobility aid. Some upper body strength and range of motion is required. The program is
accessible for wheelchair and non-wheelchair users.
The goal of the program is to nurture the desire and confidence to be active for life.
Certified sport coaches and recreation leaders will deliver all sessions. Each lesson
focuses on developing physical literacy through skill development and fun.
For information or registration please contact:
Para Multi-Sport Program Lead