Summer program

Thanks to our volunteers!

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Tandem para-cycling

Start of activities June 2022

Start of activities June 2022

 

The tandem bike is suitable for people living with a visual disability as well as people with certain functional limitations.

 

Do not hesitate to explore the possibility of trying out an adapted bike of a different kind. We want the para-cycling experience to be enjoyable and memorable for you.

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Para-cycling
adapted bikes

Start of activities June 2022

Start of activities June 2022

 

There are several kinds of para-cycling equipment. Recumbent bikes that are "pedaled" with the hands, recumbent bikes propelled by the feet, adapted tricycles and adapted mountain bikes. 

 

Different equipment is suitable for different people with different functional limitations.

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Para nordic skiing
on wheels

Start of activities June 2022

Para-Nordic ski sleds allow you to propel yourself using cross-country ski poles on an asphalt bike path and enjoy a pleasant workout that will keep you active and healthy until the snow returns!

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Adapted horse riding

Start of activities June 2022

Thanks to the Hippo-lib saddle adaptations and in collaboration with the equestrian center of Mrs. Josée Durand, the FSA is resuming the adapted riding program this year, to the delight of our passionate volunteers!

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paddle board

Start of activities July 2022

In collaboration with the O'sijja organization, you will have the opportunity to participate with the ASF in 3 paddle board outings in the Estrie region.

Other activities are offered directly with O'sijja and through the ASF Mobile Unit.

Contact us to organize an activity alone or in a group.

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Kayak

Start of activities July 2022

At the ASF Adapted Kayaking Program, we support, encourage and provide opportunities for people with physical disabilities to enjoy a pleasant time on the calm waters of Quebec. We aim to allow participants to move independently through their own effort.

4 dates are on the ASF calendar for summer 2022. 

Contact us to organize an activity alone or in a group.

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Rock climbing

Future event

Please complete the participant registration form to receive notifications of upcoming activities.

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water skiing

Start of activities in June 2022

The ASF offers two nautical programs:

"Initiation to adapted water sports" and

“Elite water skiing”. These programs allow athletes of all levels to participate in adapted water sports.

 

You will sometimes have the chance to do other aquatic activities between the water skiing outings such as kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and pontoon outings.

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Dahü

Start in May 2022

The Dahü, our adapted wheelchair specially designed to circulate in mountainous terrain, promotes teamwork and strengthens the relationships between the people who participate. The participant with reduced mobility in the Dahü can help his team by guiding it in the mountainous terrain and even participate in the effort using sticks if his condition allows it.

 

Cities and organizations that obtain a Dahü agree to lend them free of charge to people with reduced mobility. The ASF coordinates the availability of volunteers and ensures a safe outing in a rejuvenating outdoor environment.

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Adapted mountain bike

Start in May 2022

This new program was initiated by the organization Les Amis des Sentiers de Bromont, with the participation and a grant from Kéroul. This funded the acquisition of two electrically assisted mountain bikes.

Thanks to these bikes, a large part of the trails (150 km) in Bromont, operated and maintained by Les Amis des Sentiers, will now be accessible to people with physical disabilities. The objective is to allow them to enjoy an outdoor sport and  the beauties that nature offers us.  

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Paragolf

Start in May 2022

For more information, write to Steve Charbonneau:

steve@sportsadaptes.ca

Participants
 Just one registration form for all our summer sports.
Fill out the form and we will contact you to confirm whether the chosen activity (ies) may be possible depending on public health restrictions and the availability of volunteers.

PLAYING SPORTS

A fundamental right for people with disabilities.

At the ASF, we are not shy!

In 2021, our volunteers will be there to help you discover new summer activities such as para-cycling and adapted paddle boarding. We look forward to helping you discover these sports in an environment that is as safe as it is friendly!

Each year, over 100 volunteers help teach adapted summer activities with the ASF. Among them are instructors, assistant instructors, boat and sea-doo operators, administrative and equipment support staff.

It is thanks to all these volunteers that we have had so much success with our summer program!

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Some details about our NEW Para-Cycling Program

2021 marks the start of an unprecedented collaboration between the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) and the Centre National de Cyclisme de Bromont (CNCB). Thanks to the expertise of the CNCB coaches and in particular Mr. Éric Van Den Eynde, one of the most experienced coaches in Canada in cycling and para-cycling, our team of ASF certified para-cycling guides will allow you to discover or rediscover the pleasure of safe cycling.

 

Participants

Each person is different and over time, adapted sports allows you to gain confidence, learn new skills, live experiences in an environment that gradually becomes more familiar and above all, create lasting memories. After reading the answers you provide in the participant registration form for the 2021 summer season, we will contact you and start planning a tailor-made activity.

There are some restrictions we must respect as long as COVID-19 is present. People who are more independent or accompanied by a caregiver will be more easily matched with volunteers for the requested activities.

A para-cycling activity lasts about 2 hours and through this session we will welcome you, we will assess your needs and you will be positioned on a piece of equipment. Then we will do a little theory before moving on to practice. Depending on your abilities, we will go on a first outing over a safe distance for you and you will be supervised by two volunteers. We hope to peak your interest in the sport and see you back with us for a second session.

Para-cycling volunteers

Volunteers who wish to become ASF certified guides in para-cycling must complete the 2021 summer volunteer registration form and attend the following mandatory trainings:

Certification of ASF Para-cycling Volunteers

 

  • April 22, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Teams (online), trainer Christel Ferrier

    • Vélo Québec road safety theory course.

 

  • April 24, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CNCB, trainer Christel Ferrier

    • Vélo Québec road safety practical course.

 

  • May 2, 2021 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the CNCB, trainer Éric Van Den Eynde

    • Tandem piloting and tandem group supervision

    • Hand bike riding and supervision

    • Basic mechanics on para-cycling bikes

 

  • June 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

    • Adapted mountain bike driving and supervision, trainer Patrick Chartrand

    • Welcoming people with functional limitations in sports activities (Parasport distance training)

2021 SUMMER ACTIVITIES

PRICES

IMPORTANT

In addition to activity fees the purchase of an ASF membership card is mandatory in order to participate in the activities. It costs $25 and remains valid for a period of 12 months from the date of payment. Payable before your first activity.

 

Given the uncertainty related to the health situation and the restrictions on the number of participants, only individual and small group lessons within the permitted limit will take place this year.

PARA-SKIING AND PARANORDIC SKIING ON WHEELS:
Individual lesson: $25/2 hours


The lesson includes:

 

  • Skills assessment;

  • Positioning on the equipment;

  • Individual lesson;

  • the loan of suitable equipment for the duration of the lesson;

  • Presence of 2 volunteers, including a qualified instructor;

  • liability insurance coverage

* The para-cycling program is based at the Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont, but our mobile unit will be operational for the entire season. Arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis.

ADAPTED WATER SKI:
Half day: $50


The lesson includes:

  • Two outings on the water;

  • All the equipment and volunteers to carry out the activity in a safe manner;

  • The loan of suitable equipment for the duration of the lesson;

  • Pontoon, canoe or kayak trips possible between water ski outings (availability of equipment may vary from one location to another);

  • Liability insurance coverage.

DAHÜ:
Free


Reservation required to organize an outing.


Watch for group activities open to all that will be announced on our website and Facebook page throughout the summer season.

CANOE / KAYAK
Friendly outing: $25/2 hours


The lesson includes:

  • Skills assessment, posture clinic or individual lesson;

  • Presence of at least 2 instructors;

  • the loan of suitable equipment for the duration of the lesson;

  • Access fees for the participant for the duration of the lesson;

  • liability insurance coverage

DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES

PADDLE BOARD

in collaboration with O'sijja

Friendly outing: $25


HORSEBACK RIDING

to be confirmed

PAYMENT AND CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Full payment must be made no later than 48 before the activity and after receiving confirmation of the reservation by email;

 

  • Any cancellation must be made no later than 24 hours before the activity, otherwise the participant may not be reimbursed;

 

  • We will do our best to reschedule a canceled activity on an alternative date;

  • If the participant cannot participate in the activity for reasons related to Covid, a refund will be issued;

  • Anyone who fails the online health self-assessment will be reimbursed.

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