Program dedicated to veterans

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The aim of our activities is to encourage you to break isolation, socialize in a small group, acquire new sporting skills at your own pace, boost your self-esteem and improve your quality of life. You'll almost always find a 'hybrid' touch to our proposed activities. You'll be able to experience inclusion in sport by rubbing shoulders with veterans and people living with a disability during your activity-we're that inclusive!

 All activities are offered in a friendly, respectful environment, and always free of charge.

Add to this, if you feel like it, the opportunity to consider volunteering with our core programs aimed at inclusion in sport for people living with a disability. The benefits of volunteering are priceless.

The majority of veterans who join our team of volunteers will tell you how much volunteering has positively changed their quality of life.

► 10% of all ASF volunteers are from a Canadian Armed Forces background

► veterans contribute to more than 20% of all ASF volunteer hours

Family is also important, so don't hesitate to contact the program coordinator to participate as a couple or with a family whenever possible.

Inclusion in sport is an integral part of veteran dedicated activities!

At every veteran dedicated event, ASF offers people living with a disability the opportunity to take part with you and they will be supported with ASF equipement and veteran volunteers. This is an opportunity to demonstrate the true meaning of inclusion in sport and responsible use of ASF resources. If you know someone living with a disability in your area, please let them know to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Participation in these activities is free and open to people living with a disability, even if they are not veterans.

To register for an activity in this context, contact the Veteran Program Coordinator by email at: veteran@sportsadaptes.ca.

Summer 2024 Veteran Program

The plan for summer activities dedicated to veterans will include water sports days focusing on seated water skiing, to be held at St-Jean-sur-Richelieu on 10 July and 7 August 2024 (Montérégie) and at Lac St-Joseph on 5 and 29-30 and 31 July (Quebec City region). As each of these events will take place under the hybrid formula, participants living with a disability will be invited, whether veterans or not.

An event dedicated solely to women veterans will also be held early in the autumn, with more details to be announced as they become available.

The summer season will culminate in a recognition event for ASF veteran volunteers, which could take place over several days around the second week of September. More details will also be announced.

At any time, feel free to contact us to express your interest and be promptly notified of veterans' activities by subscribing to our page Facebook

 

Winter 2024 Veteran Program - Completed

The 2024 winter program brought together nearly fifty veterans, volunteers and people living with disabilities. Our activities centered on downhill skiing, with a first ski safari at Valinouët (Saguenay), Stoneham (Quebec) and Vallée du Parc (Mauricie). While the weather played a trick on our Saguenay itinerary, the other activities were a resounding success. The backcountry alpine skiing introductory camp and the adaptive alpine skiing familiarization session at Massif du Sud in the Chaudière-Appalaches region were also very popular. For more information, please see our publications Facebook

 

ASF strongly believes that veteran volunteers find a sense of accomplishment and belonging to a mission greater than themselves.