News from Kamloops

September 5, 2012

Accessible Recreation

Kamloops, B.C. - The City of Kamloops is proud to offer accessible recreation for all. The City's Accessible Recreation Program's goal is to provide everyone with the opportunity to participate in both regular programming, as well as programming developed specifically for persons with special needs.

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services staff will work with each participant to find the right program along with adaptations designed to address a full range of special needs. Participants can complete a Request for Adaptive Program Support (RAPS) Form, which is available at City facilities or online at www.kamloops.ca/accessrec. This form allows participants to identify any special needs and recommend adaptations that could be put in place to provide a complete and comfortable experience.

If a participant requires more personalized support, he or she has to provide his or her own assistant. Assistants may participate in the programs for free. The program does not provide personal care, administer medication or give one-to-one assistance.

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services staff provides free facility tours of the Tournament Capital Centre and Westsyde Pool, which are both equipped with accessible features designed to accommodate people with special needs.

City staff and facilities are welcoming because we want to welcome you!

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Media Contact:
Ben Chobater, Community Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3582
bchobater@kamloops.ca