Better Together: Partnering with Local Communities for Inclusive Fun and Fitness

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What a great way to spend a day of March Break!

Kids of all ages and abilities tried sledge hockey with the help of the ParaSport team in King City. After fitness time on the ice, Seneca College students helped kids make ‘Galaxies in a Jar’ and participated in fun activities together with new friends.

On Thursday, March 16th, the Community and Family Coordinators (CFCs) collaborated with the Township of King, Seneca College and ParaSport Ontario to run an inclusive and adapted ice hockey event at the Nobleton Arena.

With over 40 kids and youth in attendance, these inclusive opportunities allowed the attendees of all ages and abilities to try new skills and have fun together. They got to try a variety of different activities including sports, games, sensory activities and art projects.

The sledge hockey was very enjoyable for both kids and they remained on the ice longer than expected. Soon they were whizzing by me proudly showing off their skills. This was a nice way to show their independence and participate in the group games while on the ice. I didn’t have to hover or offer assistance and was completely at peace with what was unfolding before my eyes.  - A CTN Parent

Want to try activities as a family? Along with our valued community partners, CTN’s Community and Family Participation team has compiled a few resource guides to help families to find local inclusive and adapted programs in their own community. CTN resource guides include local summer camps, sports and recreation programs, and aquatic listings.

Working in collaboration with community partners resulted in a memorable experience for all involved and aligns with our vision of a vibrant community where all kids, youth and families belong. We truly are Better Together.