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

P.A.R.T. (Physically Accessible Recreation Today)

If you have questions or would like more information about the Take PART programs, adaptations, volunteering, etc. please contact Samantha Parsons at samparsons@easterseals.ns.ca 902-453-6000 ext. 230

Learn to Sledge Hockey Program

The Easter Seals/HRM Rec Learn to Sledge program is a fun-focused sledge hockey program for children and youth. The weekly program is open to players of all ability levels and uses games, scrimmages and drills to help participants learn and play sledge hockey, build strength and coordination, and have fun.

When: Saturdays 10-11am, Sept-Dec in the Fall and Jan-March in the Winter

Where: Rink A at the BMO Centre (Gary Martin Dr off of the Hammonds Plains Road)

Who: Children and youth with a disability or interest in adapted recreation or para sports. Siblings and friends are welcome to participate.

Cost & Registration: $50/term (Fall, Winter).

Registration can be done through Halifax Recreation at: https://www.halifax.ca/recreation/programs-activities/programs-registration

Equipment:  A sledge and sticks are provided during the session. Participants are asked to please bring and wear the following:

  • CSA approved helmet
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter coat and pants
  • Warm boots

Learn to Boccia

Learn to Boccia (pronounced bot-cha) is a precision ball sport with similarities to curling or bowling. Players throw, roll, or kick their ball with the goal of landing it closest to the white “jack” ball. Learn to Boccia is brought about in partnership with Northwood.

When: Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm (Fall and Winter Sessions)

Where: 2615 Northwood Terrace, Edward L. Roach Building in the Shirley Burnstein Hall

Who: Adults of all abilities

Cost & Registration: $20 for the year. Registration allows access to Boccia and all of Northwood’s other programs as a Member. Registration can be done through Northwood by contacting 902-454-3351 or community.rec@nwood.ns.ca

Open House: Want to check out Learn to Boccia before registering? Come to our Open House! On September 5th from 2-4pm you’ll have a chance to try your hand at Learn to Boccia and other precision games, socialize, and have some refreshments. Hope to see you there!