The adapted sports program returns to WinSport for the third season



WinSport’s adapted sports program returns for a third season after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The program, which was launched to help introduce Calgarians with and without physical disabilities to wheelchair adapted sports, will begin on Sunday, November 7 and run for seven weeks, through December 19.

Participants are introduced to a different wheelchair sport each week by coaches from different local and provincial sports organizations.

WinSport provides space, sport and equipment.

The first week includes tennis, followed over the following weeks by basketball, rugby, hand cycling, bocce, lacrosse and sledge hockey.

“This program breaks down barriers by providing opportunities for people with and without disabilities to participate in Paralympic sports,” said Jennifer Konopaki, Executive Director of WinSport, Sport. “This opens the door for people with physical disabilities to learn and participate in sports, and to share their love for sport with their family and friends or with the people in their lives.”

Participants can register for some or all of the free weekly sessions, and WinSport encourages participants to invite family, friends or teammates.

Proof of vaccination or proof of a negative PCR or paid private rapid test is required for anyone over the age of 12 to enter. Valid ID is required for all persons 12 years of age and over and face coverings are required in indoor spaces for all persons two years of age and over.

Participants can pre-register on WinSport websiteor send an email to [email protected] Walk-in tours are also available between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Markin MacPhail Center Customer Service Desk.


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