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2019-2020 CADS Training & Lessons Schedule

Here are the dates for volunteer training and student lessons for the 2019/2020 CADS season!  VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATES 2019 Indoor Session Wed, Nov. 13, 7 – 9 pm On Hill Training Friday, Nov. 22 and Nov. 29, 7 – 9 pm CSIA/CASI “Get the Rust Off” Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday Dec. 1, 9 am – 3 pm, New CADS Members “Introduction to the Program” Thursdays, December 5, 12, 19, 7 – 9 pm CSIA/CASI Technical Training  Fridays, December 6, 13, 20, 7 – 9 pm CADS Discipline Training 2020 2020 Volunteer Training Dates – Thursdays 7-9 pm  January 9, 16, 23 & 30 February 6, 13, 20 & 27 March 5 CADS/CSIA/CASI Training  2020 Lesson Dates –  Sundays, 7-9 pm January 12, 19 & 26 February 2, 9, 23 March 1 Saturday, 7-9 pm March 7 www.cadscalgary.ca  info@cadscalgary.ca
Thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees the Movement Gala 2018 was a huge success! Our goal was to raise both awareness and funds for CADS Calgary. With almost 400 gala attendees, some amazing speakers and coverage from Global Calgary we definitely raised awareness. And with the contributions from our generous gala-goers and sponsors we were able to raise over $65,000! All funds raised from the Movement Gala go towards purchasing adaptive equipment and subsidize the lesson costs to students. The knowledge and independence our students gain through CADS Calgary empower them with more than just the skills to ski but the knowledge that with willpower and a little help they can conquer anything! We hope to see you at Movement Gala on April 4th, 2019! For more information on how you can support the CADS Calgary Movement Gala by sponsoring...

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Joe Lenham

Dear CADS Calgary Family; We are deeply saddened to inform you that Joe Lenham passed away from injuries sustained in a climbing accident on August 5, 2016.  Joe was a mountain enthusiast.  He loved skiing, climbing and Mountain Biking. Joe’s contribution to the Visually Impaired Group over the last 8 seasons will live on for many years with the students he worked for, and the instructors he worked with.He was a certified Level One Ski Instructor, committed to helping numerous students and fellow instructors over the course of his time with CADS. In 2015 Joe wrote about his CADS experience saying “From my first experience, I was hooked on the challenge of working with Visually Impaired students, but I’ve also take the opportunity to work with several groups.  Teaching adaptive skiing is a two way process; we were always learning from our...

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Making a little girl smile

How one IBMer is assisting the disabled build self-confidence through skiing Every Friday night for the past four winters, IBMer Jeff Helton, has driven to Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, where he straps on his skis and dons his “tiger” ski helmet. He then meets up with his skiing partner for the evening – a nine year old girl, Olivia, who was born with bilateral retinoblastoma and is blind. For the next two hours Jeff and Olivia ski together – where week after week he has taught her the skills and confidence needed to become a solid intermediate skier – all under the auspices of The Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS). Skiing is for everyone CADS is a volunteer organization with provincial chapters across the country. For thirty years they have assisted disabled Canadians lead richer and fuller lives through...

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