Slide & Ride
The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS) Alberta is partnering with CADS zones and Alberta ski resorts to offer the one day Slide & Ride try-it events across Alberta.
These events are FREE for all participants and volunteers! Participants and volunteers will receive prizes for being part of our events, and the focus is on families, friends and everyone to come out and participate.
Our goal is to encourage people with disabilities to try adaptive skiing or snowboarding as participants, and to create opportunities for involvement as participants or volunteers – anyone
interested in being part of a fantastic winter sport!
Would YOU Like to LEARN HOW to Ski or Snowboard for FREE?
> Have you ever wanted to learn how to alpine ski or snowboard and have a disability?
> Are you a skier that wants to learn how to snowboard or maybe a snowboarder that wants to learn how to ski?
> Are you interested in becoming a volunteer instructor and working with a great winter program?
This is your chance to take part in the one day event held at different ski and snowboard locations across Alberta. Whether you want to join us to get more information and see what it’s all about or try your skills on the hill, we have something for everyone including parents, friends, caregivers and health care professionals!
Join us in Alberta!
Slide & Ride Event Schedule:
February 25, 2017
Nitehawk, Grande Prairie, Alberta
March 4, 2017
Canyon Ski Area, Red Deer, Alberta
Additional Dates and locations are Coming!
We hope to have the registration form online for participants and volunteers as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more details to come!
When registering for the event there will be a one day CADS membership and medical emergency form to complete.
Are you interested in finding out more? Please contact Nadia Smith by email at: email@example.com or by phone 403-760-5757.
The Slide & Ride Team
Ozzie Sawicki – CADS Alberta Program Director
Ozzie oversees all the CADS Alberta programs and the Slide & Ride Program. He is instrumental in applying for funding grants and starting the initiative of the Slide & Ride Program. Ozzie will be on site at the events to assist in various ways. He will be our main point of contact with the media such as journalists, television interviews, photographers and will be available to share his passion of the sport.
If you would like to reach Ozzie please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 403-651-4000
Nadia Smith – Slide and Ride Program Coordinator & Alpine Program Coach/Instructor
Nadia Smith first heard of CADS when completing an internship at the Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre in Therapeutic Recreation. She started volunteering with the CADS-National Capital Division in 2005 and when she moved out West she joined the CADS Calgary group in 2010.
She has been involved with adaptive skiing in various ways for both Para-Alpine and Para-Nordic. Nadia is currently certified as a CSIA level 2, CSCF Development Level, Para-Alpine Entry level, CADS Level 2 (old) and is dedicated in pursuing continuous education and training.
Nadia is working closely with Ozzie and Thom to create a successful experience for all involved in the Slide & Ride Programs in Alberta. We look forward to meeting everyone and enjoying our time together while sharing our passion of skiing and snowboarding.
Please contact Nadia Smith with any questions or registration information for the Slide & Ride Program by email: email@example.com or by phone 403-760-5757
Thomas Griffith – Facilitator & Slide and Ride Snowboard Program Coach/Instructor
Thom will be available at the Slide & Ride events to share his knowledge and passion about adaptive snowboarding. Thom will work closely with Ozzie, Nadia and the CADS Zone leaders to ensure we have a lot of fun at the events.
Thomas Griffith has been with CADS Calgary for 12 seasons. Working with various levels of the organization from Calgary through National, Thom is working to create a snowboard specific certification pathway for CADS volunteers and instructors. He currently is certified as a CASI level 2, CADS Level 2 (new) and has been a learning facilitator for Canada Snowboard’s Adaptive FUNdamentals coaching courses.
With an emphasis on safe, fun learning environments, the Slide & Ride events will be a great way to grow the snowboard side of para-sport and create opportunities for lifelong recreational riders in Alberta.
If you would like to contact Thom please email: firstname.lastname@example.org