Fundraising success – one nickel at a time

recycling depot

Charities in Sun Peaks know that asking for donations to cover their operating costs, especially in such a small community, is tough. That’s one reason Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP) and Sun Peaks Education Society (SPES) teamed up to offer a bottle return service on the mountain. The charities purchased a shipping container at the end of … [Read more...]

Want to be my friend?

kidonplane

Kids are really much nicer than adults. Sure, toddlers are shockingly violent and vocal for their size (just imagine adults carrying on the way three-year-olds are wont to do), but that’s just a communicative plea, rather than an inherently mean streak. Adults can be inherently mean; or more often, simply disinterested and exhausted. Note, both … [Read more...]

Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks to improve instructor training

Veteran ASSP volunteer Gerry Tremblay works with Cassie Kennedy to improve her sit-ski techniques. 
Photo: George Wycherley

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...]