Okanagan Community Accessibility Navigator
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August 2015

In This Issue

  • Community Accessibility Navigator Initiative
  • People In Motion
  • Arion Farms
  • CRIS
  • Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA)

People In Motion is embarking on an exciting new initiative called the Community Accessibility Navigator.  This initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Central Okanagan Foundation.

The Community Accessibility Navigator initiative will help enhance the lives of individuals who have a physical, cognitive or sensory disAbility. 

Every month the Community Accessibility Navigator will highlight several programs or services that enhance the lives of individuals who have a physical, cognitive or sensory disAbility. Join us in helping to promote the good work that is being done and share with individuals interested in healthy adaptive active living activities.

Creating a good life for People with disAbiltities and special needs          
         is the HEART of what we do!!!
People In Motion - Promoting Accessibility and Celebrating Abilities 
Picture courtesy of Arion Farms.

Since 2009, Arion Farms has been offering people with special needs the opportunity to ride and bond with horses. They offer a variety of programs throughout the year, including therapeutic riding, after-school programs, horsemanship courses, and programs for seniors. Riders at Arion range from beginners to show competitors.

This summer, Arion Farms is offering Farm Discovery Day camps every week from now until the end of August. They run during the week from Monday to Friday from 9AM to 3PM. Please call the farm if you are interested in participating.

Photo courtesy of CRIS Adaptive Adventures

Community Recreation Initiative Society (CRIS) was founded in 2001 by Troy Becker, who wanted to offer people with special needs the opportunity to go out into nature and have an adventure. Since then, Troy’s small idea has blossomed into a fully-funded program that offers day trips as well as longer, overnight trips to various locations around British Columbia. These trips offer people the chance to go cycling, hiking, kayaking, snow-shoeing, and cross-country skiing in some of BC’s most beautiful locations.

Please check out the CRIS website if you are interested in participating or volunteering with this outstanding society. 
Photo courtesy of COSA

Sailing has always been a big part of the Okanagan lifestyle, and thanks to the Central Okanagan Sailing Association (COSA), it is a sport that is accessible to everyone. With its Able Sail program, COSA has been teaching people with special needs how to sail on Lake Okanagan since 1993. The sailboats they utilize in this program do not capsize and the decks are wide and accessible, perfect for wheelchairs.

If you are interested in participating in COSA’s Able Sail program, please check their website for registration or call COSA for more information.


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