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Take Part provides Nova Scotians with disabilities with an opportunity to participate in recreation and sport programs.

Learn to Sledge, Halifax, 2017

The Easter Seals/HRM Learn to Sledge Hockey Winter session starts on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 10 -11 am at the 4-plex BMO Centre located on Gary Martin off Hammonds Plains Road. The registration fee is $50 which can be done through Halifax Recreation. They have on-line registration RecConnect, their web site is: http://www.halifax.ca/rec/ if you have a login ID and family PIN - the course code (376831); or you can register by phone: Phone (902.490.6666) – with a valid credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express) and expiry date; or to do it in person, you can pay by cash, cheque, debit, or a valid credit card (VISA, Mastercard, American Express) at LeBrun Centre, 36 Holland Avenue in Bedford. Note: there is not session being held on Jan. 14, 2017.

Children and youth attending this program will be required to wear the following hockey equipment for their personal safety: CSA approved Hockey helmet with full face cage, neck protection, hockey pants or snow pants, heavy mittens or hockey gloves and warm footwear. A parent must stay in the arena while the class is taking place should your child/youth be in need of assistance.

For more information about our Learn to Sledge program in Halifax and other Nova Scotia communities, please contact Faye Joudrey at 902.453.6000 ext. 226 or email f.joudrey@easterseals.ns.ca. 

Boccia

Boccia (pron.: /boch-ə) is a precision ball sport, related to bowling. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with severe physical disabilities. In 1984, it became a Paralympic sport, and is now played in more than 50 countries worldwide. If you’re curious about learning more, or giving boccia a try, please contact Faye Joudrey at 902.453.6000 ext. 226 or email f.joudrey@easterseals.ns.ca

The I Can Bike Program

The I Can Bike program was in Halifax in August 2016 to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider! The program is for ages 8+ years, and individuals with disabilities with the ability to walk without an assistive device. Last year participants included children with Autism, Down syndrome, and intellectual delays. Cost for this program is $150.00 for the week which includes a 75-minute session each day of the 5-day camp. An adapted bike will be provided for the sessions. We hope to bring this camp back again in 2017!

Learn more about this great program here! 

For more information about the I Can Bike program, please contact Faye Joudrey at 902.453.6000 ext. 226 or email f.joudrey@easterseals.ns.ca.