TEAM ALBERTA – THE GOLDEN GAMES!
The Alberta Para-Alpine Team once again captured the top of the podium as they took home both the Women’s and Men’s Gold medals on Wednesday, February 27 in the Canada Winter Games Slalom!
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Slalom
After taking home 3 podiums, including both Gold medals in the Giant Slalom, the Alberta Para-Alpine Team continued to dominate the top of the podium, successfully capturing the remaining two Gold medals in Wednesday’s Slalom.
Hanna Chilson had an exceptional two run performance in taking Gold in the women’s slalom, while both her teammates did not complete the challenging course.
Ethan Gillese waited following a great final run with guide Kirk Schornstein as fellow Albertan Spencer Allen charged the final pitch, only to go out of the course, losing a ski that did not allow him to finish the second run. Ethan realized at that point that he had captured the 4th Alberta Para-Alpine Gold medal in two days of Canada Winter Games competition at Nakiska.
The Alberta Para-Alpine team of six athletes certainly shared the Golden wealth, as four different athletes took home Gold after the two days. An amazing performance by Team Alberta! Congratulations to all our athletes, guides and coaches who represented CADS Alberta with a great deal of pride and teamwork!
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – Giant Slalom
Tess Beasant led the charge capturing the Gold medal in the Giant Slalom, with team members Hanna Chilson claiming the Bronze medal and Anya Morgan rounding out Alberta’s strong showing with a 5th place finish.
The Alberta Para-Alpine Men continued the podium chase, with Spencer Allen and guide Sophie Morrish taking home the Gold medal, and Ethan Gillese and his guide Kirk Schornstein just missing a podium spot coming in 4th with some great skiing. Matt Afaganis and his guide Madeleine Luntley, who were having a great run, had some bad luck on the final pitch and went out of the course, not finishing.
The team was thrilled with their performance, supported by a large crowd cheering them on, and they are now ready for Wednesday’s Slalom event. The events, hosted at Nakiska Alberta, finish Wednesday.
Team Alberta – Para-Alpine:
Athletes (Female) – Tess Beasant, Hanna Chilson, Anya Morgan
Athletes (Male) – Matt Afaganis, Spencer Allen, Ethan Gillese
Visually Impaired Guides – Madeleine Luntley, Sophie Morrish, Kirk Schornstein
Coaches – Amelia Gillese, Jamie McCulloch
We wish Team Alberta all the best representing our province, and hope that everyone comes out to Nakiska to support our athletes and support staff!
The Canada Winter Games have been a target for CADS Alberta as part of its 2016-19 Long Term Strategy and it is exciting to announce the Para-Alpine Team Alberta members who will be competing February 26 and 27 at Nakiska as part of a growing provincial competition program.
Please go to the CWGs page for details.
2018-19 CADS Alberta Member Registration
The registration portal is now open to CADS Alberta Member Registration for the 2018-19 season. All Zones in Alberta will now be registering through this single entry point. Once you select the entry button below, you will have a series of options under which to register. Although we recognize that our membership is largely student / volunteer based, please endure that you register in the most appropriate section. When you select each section, it provides a description specific to your role, for example, a student, athlete, volunteer, certified instructor, certified coach, etc. Please read through the descriptions to ensure you register under the appropriate category. If you are a certified instructor or coach, it is important to register in that section versus as a volunteer, as you will then receive significant cost savings for multiple membership dues within CSIA, CASI, ACA (CSCF). We hope you find the registration process clear to follow.
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NEW for 2018-2019:
CADS Alberta Slide & Ride Come and Try It Events!
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CADS Alberta Zone-Club Competition Program
Please go to the CADS Alberta Competition Program page to find details on the 2018-19 CADS Alberta Competition Calendar and Program.
CADS Alberta will once again be supporting CADS Alberta Zones to development Zone-Club competition programs as part of their Zone offerings. Applications for support funding will be available and can be downloaded at CADS Alberta Zone-Club Application.
Alberta Adaptive Contact Database (AACT)
The Alberta adaptive Contact (AACT) database provides an online resource that allows end users the ability to access information on adaptive programming available in the sport and recreation community that encourage a clearly defined information resource leading to inclusive opportunities for participation at any point along the Long Term Athlete/Participant Development (LTA/PD) pathway.
The end user is anyone interested in accessing participation based information as to inclusive/accessible offerings, whether it is a program, facility or service. For example, a soccer program that offers inclusive adaptive openings, or a yoga program that accommodates accessible yoga instruction.
The project has been initiated through the financial support of both Alberta Sport Connection and Sport Canada through a bilateral funding opportunity that will allow this project to be developed and implemented over the 2018/19 timeframe.
CADS Alberta has partnered with an industry partner to create the AACT database to ensure the sustainable continuity of ongoing data management, and to ensure that all data is current and relevant to the participant, parent, caregiver, etc.
CADS Alberta is excited to be taking a leadership role in Alberta in creating an online solution that can assist all potential CADS Alberta participants, caregivers, family and friends; as well as the extended adaptive needs community for everyone requiring information of this nature across the province. We look forward to collaborating with our many partners and stakeholders in this initiative, include all provincial organizations, municipal interests and any services provider offering accessibility services in Alberta.
The database timeline is to see a live launch in March 2019. For information please contact AACT Database.