ParasportNL is looking for an energetic individual to work on an 8 week project, starting in June 2022 at Minimum Wage.
The applicant should have good written/oral communication and computer skills, Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
For further information contact: Margaret Tibbo, President Parasport NL firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you and your club ready to welcome and support athletes with a disability? Where do you fit on the Para Readiness Continuum? What does this all really mean?
Using the “Becoming Para Ready” framework developed by the Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement, Athletics Canada is developing a national Para Athletics strategy that will focus on building a strong foundation at the Provincial and Territorial level, creating greater capacity, supporting and aligning Para Athletics, and will include integration and inclusion at all levels.
Want to get started on your journey to Para Readiness? Here are a few ways to get out of the starting blocks:
1. Take the Coach.ca Coaching Athletes with a Disability module
2. Listen to the recording of our webinar Adapting to Adversity
3. Read last month’s Coaching newsletter here
4. Watch this YouTube video on Para Athletics: https://www.paralympic.org/video/paralympic-sports-z-athletics
Parasport NL is so pleased that three of these Boccia players are from Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information please see the article on the Boccia Canada website: Canada’s Boccia Team Prepared for First International Competition since Tokyo - Boccia Canada.
Along with Jumpstart, ParasportNL understands the role sport plays in the health and well-being of kids and their families and are doing everything possible to help community sports continue.
We are proud to announce that we have received Jumpstart support. With this support, we’ll be able to purchase racing wheelchairs to enable para-athletes opportunities to participate in track and field activities.
For more information on our programming, please visit www.parasportnl.ca.
Connection 2021 - This year's Paralympian Search for Women goes virtual! If you are a woman age 16 or over, with a disability and with or without previous sport experience and an interest in getting involved in para sport this virtual seminar is for you! Connection 2021 will be held in two half day sessions on June 5 and 6, 2021 from 12:30 to 5 PM each day. To find out more or to express interest in attending visit https://paralympic.ca/connection-2021.
ParasportNL and Curling NL are working together to create opportunities for people who want to give Wheelchair Curling a try. Want to play, Coach or Volunteer??? Call Joanne 709 576-0303 or Cecilia 709 437 6661. Have a look at this video of wheelchair curling and give us a call!!
Nathan participated in the USA Paralympic Swim Meet in Dallas, Texas last week. He had a great swim meet. This was his first International Meet and he won the Gold medal in the 200 metre free style. ParasportNL is very proud of what this young swimmer has accomplished. Well done Nate!!
On August 25, 2019 para athletes and Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador volunteers teamed up to enter three para teams in the 2019 Paradise Triathlon. They won first, second and third place in the new para team category. The athletes would like to thank the triathlon committee and volunteers for being so welcoming and making the triathlon such an enjoyable event, as well as the Bicycle NL volunteers who make it all possible. Congratulations everyone!
Gavin Noble, Athletics and Hayley Redmond, Boccia and Sailing, recently received Scholarships from SportNL. These awards are given based on Academic and Athletic Achievements. Congratulations Gavin and Hayley!!!
Brittany Grandy is featured in this story by AMI on the Paralympian Search Event. She had the opportunity to try a number of sports. ParasportNL was pleased to assist her in getting to Halifax for this experience. Check out the story on YouTube https://youtu.be/oGFk_iUBxhs.