Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks to improve instructor training

Veteran ASSP volunteer Gerry Tremblay works with Cassie Kennedy to improve her sit-ski techniques. 
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by: Marlie Beets If a person’s keen to learn to ski or snowboard and is visually impaired, missing a limb, or has autism, where do they go for the kind of specialized instruction they need? One option is Sun Peaks Resort in B.C.’s Interior where a recent grant of $10,000 from the Kamloops Blazers “Sports Legacy Fund” will help Adaptive Sports at … [Read more...]

Trek to the top of the course in Vars

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There’s a ton of work involved in ski racing, and putting on a ski race and participating in speed skiing is no exception. Behind the scenes, the organizers must present the event, register the participants, specify course grooming, build safety fences, pay insurance, print accreditation, hold racer meetings, advertise, secure accommodation, get … [Read more...]

Welcome home Elli!

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The Olympics are over, and it’s time to welcome athletes home. On Saturday, April 5 a welcome back celebration for Sun Peaks slalom skier Elli Terwiel, Kamloops speed skating silver medalist Jessica Hewitt, and local Olympic officials will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the McArthur Island Olympic Ice Sheet. It will include hearing the … [Read more...]