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Chuck Herr

CADS Calgary Mourns the Loss of Chuck Herr,  Long Time Sit Ski Volunteer Chuck Herr 8 April 1961 – 2 March 2018 We are extremely sad to announce the death of Chuck Herr. He died doing what he loved; skiing with friends. He leaves behind his ex-wife Maggie and his two beloved children Amy and Scott, as well as many friends. He will be missed more than it is possible to say. Please come share a drink with us at the Wainwright Hotel at Heritage Park on Saturday 10 March at 5.30 to reminisce about Chuck and do what he did best: tell stories. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiers, Calgary chapter. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=chuck-herr&pid=188383568
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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Jakob Heinrich Schneider Memorial Notice

Jakob (Jack) Heinrich Schneider, Punokamachka, Nov 1, 1946 – Sept 10, 2017 Jack passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and the Rocky Mountains in Invermere, BC. He is survived by his wife Pamela, children Jack (Jessica) Mark (Sarah) and Julie (Neil) and was Papa Bo to his grandchildren Matt, Will, Cole, Charlotte, Remington and Laney. Jack grew up in Ontario, graduating from Upper Canada College and Bishop’s University with his life long pals. Jack followed his love for the mountains, moving west where he raised his family in Calgary and their family cottage in Windermere, BC. Jack was one of the first in Canada to achieve his Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from HRH Prince Philip. He was a passionate volunteer for the Award, for which he was presented the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. A big part of Jack’s life was...

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Doug Brack and Sharon Kisby Memorial Notice

It is with deep sadness and a heaviness of heart that we are sending this notice to inform you of the untimely passing of Doug Brack and his wife Sharon Kisby as the result of a vehicle accident on July 3, 2017. Many of you will know Doug as our always smiling skidoo driver, Doug was a longtime volunteer with CADS Calgary having been involved for over 40 years. Doug was also a key member of the Ski Racing community in Alberta as a volunteer for the Lake Louise Winterstart Races. Doug and Sharon’s passing leaves a big hole in the CADS Calgary families hearts and our heartfelt sympathies to our to their families. Here is a link to their full obituaries and information about their celebration of life. http://calgarycrematorium.com/tribute/details/1849/Sharon-and-Doug-KISBY-BRACK/obituary.html Donations in Memory of Doug Brack and Sharon Kisby If you wanted...

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Kimberly Jill Ebner

EBNER, Kimberly December 6, 1972 ~ August 23, 2016 We have lost our beloved Kimberly to Friedreich’s Ataxia. She lived her life to the fullest, taking every opportunity offered. Her greatest passion was skiing with the Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing (CADS). We would like to thank relatives, friends, special caregivers, Dr. Turner and all who have made her life special. Kimberly is survived by parents, Marianne and Karl. A Celebration will be held at Kensington Commons Church, 2404 Kensington Rd. NW, Calgary, AB on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. and her wish is that everyone wears casual clothes. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CADS. Please click on the link below to make a donation, select CADS Calgary from the listed donation funds. https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/4607 Or, to download a donation form that you can fill out and mail...

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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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Ted Rhodes

Special note to members: It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ted Rhodes on October 18, 2012. CADS Calgary has lost a great man. He was a mentor, a teacher, and a dreamer, but most importantly, he was a very dear friend to all of us and his presence will be missed immensely. Ted’s funeral will be held Friday, October 26 at 1:30 pm. Details can be found in the Calgary Herald. If you wish to make a donation to CADS Calgary in memory of Ted, please click here for an online contribution. Or, to download a donation form that you can fill out and mail with a cheque, please click here. Donations in memory of Ted are collected via CADS Alberta but will be directed back to CADS Calgary.