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Kitchener Sports Association 30th Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner November 27, 2018

We are pleased to nominate Meaghan & Kelly Reitzel for their dedicated work with the Accessible Sport Committee. Meaghan and Kelly work tirelessly day and night to ensure that children of all abilities have the opportunity to participate in the same dance and sport opportunities as their typically developing peers.  They joined the Accessible Sport Committee of the KW Sports Council over two years ago, and have been key members since that day, serving as co-chairs for a year as well as volunteering their evenings and weekends to share their professional expertise as pediatric therapists with other coaches and instructors attending skill development workshops hosted by the committee.  When not participating in committee activities, they can be found at Dance Adventure sharing their love of dance and helping that studio to operate both a successful inclusion program, as well as teaching specialized classes for children and youth with special needs.

KW Sports Council volunteers Meaghan & Kelly Reitzel with Bill Pegg (President KSA) & Meg Shirley (Chair, Accessible Sport Committee – KW Sports Council)

The Types of Mentors We Might Need in Our Lives

Quality mentoring can enhance our chances for success.  Some even suggest that several mentors are required in a person’s life (Fawal, 2018).  Check out the 5 proposed types of mentors.

Accessible Sport Network Waterloo Region

Are you a sport or recreation provider in Waterloo Region offering inclusive or accessible programs for participants of all abilities?  Would you like to connect with other inclusive recreation providers to network, seek support, share resources, and problem solve common challenges?   The Accessible Sport Network Waterloo Region is a google group that serves as a platform to share information and resources between sport and recreation providers.   To join this group simply email Meg at mshirley@kidsability.ca

Find Your Passion – Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Did you miss this event?  Don’t worry, we had so much fun that we’re going to run it again next year!  Save the date:  Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at the Woolwich Memorial Centre in Elmira.  Check back here for updates and registration information!

For more information and to volunteer contact Meg Shirley, mshirley@kidsability.ca

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Accessible Sport Committee Mission Statement

The KW Sports Council is excited to announce that its Accessible Sport Committee has a new Mission Statement: 

“The Accessible Sport Committee advocates, collaborates and educates with community members in Waterloo Region and surrounding areas to create accessible recreation opportunities in the community.”

Next ASC Meeting: Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 @ 7 pm KidsAbility Centre, Waterloo

For information or to join the ASC, please contact the Chairperson, Meg Shirley at mshirley@kidsability.ca