Bridging The Gap – “Getting Physically Active”
“Bridging the Gap – Getting Physically Active” offers individuals with physical disabilities the opportunity to get involved in wheelchair sports. If you are looking to get involved in sports at either a recreational or competitive level, we can help!
BJ Engerdahl – Provincial Program Manager
Bridging the Gap
If you would like to get involved, scroll down for a list of events happening around Alberta cities.
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BTG Canada Web Site – Information Regarding the National Program
Our “Have a Go” days offer a variety of different sports for participants to sample in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Current wheelchair athletes demonstrate sports and share their stories of getting involved and being physically active. Once individuals have identified a sport that interests them, they can participate regularly in a weekly developmental program. The focus of the program is to introduce and support continued involvement of individuals with physical disabilities in wheelchair sports and recreational opportunities, promoting an active, healthy lifestyle and improved quality of life.
Our Weekly Programs are an opportunity for clients to try out different sports at a recreational level. If they wish to continue to a more competitive team, we can offer support in finding an appropriate team. If they wish to continue at a recreational level, they are encouraged to keep coming to the Weekly Program! Each week, a sport is selected based on the participants in attendance.
Wheelchair Rugby Have-A-Go
Bridging the Gap will be hosting a Wheelchair Rugby Have-A-Go in Edmonton at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Registration is free and all necessary sports equipment will be provided. Come out and give Wheelchair Rugby a try!! View the POSTER HERE.