Monday, February 2, 2009

All Abilities Welcome Workshop

Brought to you by Active Halifax Communities

When: February 20th, 2009
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Holiday Inn, 101 Wyse Rd., Dartmouth NS – Sullivan Room
Cost: FREE


Do you work at a community centre, fitness club, or recreational facility that promotes physical activity? Are you a recreation provider or a person involved with a community organization that understands the value of including individuals of all abilities, but does not know where to begin?

All Abilities Welcome (AAW), an initiative of the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, in partnership with Active Halifax Communities, an initiative aimed at increasing physical activity levels of children, youth and their families within HRM, are proud to bring you a workshop that is aimed at promoting greater inclusion of HRM residents with a disability in community physical activity programming.

Come and hear success stories from persons who have made the effort to create inclusive programs. Hear from athletes Jason Dunkerly and Paul Tingley, competitors at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games. Through facilitated discussion, participants will walk away with specific strategies that can help their programs to become more inclusive.

By connecting community partners and persons with a disability, we hope to build awareness that everyone can be physically active; to share the simple strategies that can make this a reality; and to promote a culture of inclusion in HRM.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

For more information and to RSVP contact Rachel Bedingfield at or phone (902) 490-5447. Registration deadline is February 17th, 2009.

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