Free admission is provided to the support person accompanying a person with a disability who requires assistance when participating in Park Board activities.
Support is defined as assistance of a physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual, or sensory nature, which is necessary to ensure that the person with a disability is able to participate.
Support persons may accompany someone that requires assistance, but may or may not physically attend to or assist the person with a disability. The person may just require a support person to be present in order to participate in a program, or model an activity.
The participant may be required to pay the relevant admission fee.
Fitness centre expectations for support persons
- Minimum age is 15 years old
- Identified by customer with a disability as support person at reception
- Expected to be in the same room as the participant they are supporting
- If support person wants to have a personal workout, they must pay admission
- Personal training is not permitted
- Subject to the same attire expectations and public health guidelines as all other patrons
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Stay active and meet new friends with adapted hockey, basketball, boccia, rugby, soccer, kayaking, waterskiing, golf, canoeing, sailing, and more.
Aquatic facilities and programs
Discover Vancouver's adapted aquatics at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre, Templeton Pool, Kensington Pool, and Stan Stronge aquatic facility for people with disabilities.
The Park Board has Mobi-Mats and 10 new water wheelchairs at outdoor pools and beaches.
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Join others in a class that is friendly and supportive. Practise your mobility and coordination, strength, and flexibility. All ages welcome.
Social and recreation activities
Connect with other kids, youth, adults, and elders who share similar interests and challenges. Learn and play in a safe, guided environment.
Volunteers are welcome at adaptive aquatics, adaptive sports, day camps, kayaking camp, and the Summer Sports Festival.
Fill out the volunteer application form and return it Adaptive Programs.
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