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CADS Festival

March 11-16, 2012 in Kimberley, B.C. – Click here to download information about this year’s CADS National Festival!

To register, visit the CADS National website. Students receive an Early Bird discount until Feb. 10! Registration deadline is Wed., Feb. 29.

The CADS National Ski Improvement and Race Development Festival is a week-long event featuring certification courses and training sessions with some of the best adaptive instructors from across Canada. The Festival is the “grand finale” for CADS local adaptive skiing/boarding programs. The goal of this family-focused event is to help students further improve their skills, meet other students and, for those interested, participate in race development in a fun, supportive environment. The week also includes an annual awards banquet and the CADS National AGM.


Students, instructors and participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

  • Student Lesson Package: $425 ($450 after Feb. 10) – Includes daily lift pass, daily on-hill lessons, access to all activities and events, one banquet ticket ($50 value).
  • Festival Instructor: $50 – Includes lift pass and access to: training sessions, CADS certification course, all activities and events, one banquet ticket.
  • Festival Attendee: $100 – Includes access to: discounted lift passes, training sessions, CADS certification course, all activities and events, one banquet ticket.


A number of student bursaries are available to help offset the costs of attending the 2012 CADS National Festival in Kimberley.

  • National Bursaries: CADS National is offering two bursaries for a first time student and attendant to attend the Festival. The bursaries will cover travel, accommodation, festival registration, banquet tickets and a meal allowance. To apply, visit the Festival page of the CADS National website, www.disabledskiing.ca, and download the application form. Application deadline is January 30, so don’t wait – apply now!
  • CADS Alberta Bursaries: CADS Alberta is offering three grants of $500 each. To apply, please submit a letter requesting consideration for the grant. Letters can be forwarded to CADS Alberta, attention Allyson Szafranski, at info@cadsalberta.ca. Preference will be given to first-time students, regional representation and perceived need. The application deadline is March 1.

For more information or if you have specific questions about the Festival or bursaries, please email info@cadscalgary.ca or skischool@cadscalgary.ca.