Attend the Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports Information Night

VASS Vancouver

Credit: VASS.ca

Are you passionate about sports? Do you like to ski or snowboard? Are you looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer work?

An upcoming information night gives volunteers an opportunity to assist people with disabilities to pursue their goals of experiencing the fun and excitement of snow sports. Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports (VASS) runs skiing and snowboarding programs for people with disabilities at Grouse, Seymour and Cypress Mountains. Using specialized adaptive equipment, VASS makes the mountain experience accessible to all.

VASS welcomes students of all ages and disabilities; the organization strives to maximize a person’s independence on the snow by offering programs from beginner to advanced, including snowboarding, sit-ski, stand-up skiing and advanced adaptive ski racing.

Due to a huge demand for the services provided by VASS, the organization requires instructor volunteers. If you’re a proficient skier or snowboarder and would like to join an enthusiastic team, volunteering for VASS might be for you! Volunteer instructors are trained to use the adaptive equipment and specialized teaching techniques and must successfully complete the Canadian Association of Disabled Skiing (CADS) instructor certification prior to the start of the programs.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please join VASS to learn more how you can become a qualified instructor:

VASS Instructor Information Night

Wednesday, December 1, 2010,
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Café Barcelona – 1049 Granville Street
(between Nelson and Helmcken)

As a registered non-profit society, VASS operates through the help of a dedicated group of volunteers.  Please consider volunteering. If you can’t make it to the information session but are interested, you can also get more information through the following link:
http://www.vass.ca/volunteer/

Earlier this year, Vancouver successfully hosted the Paralympic Games, an event that saw athletes from around the world compete and inspire others.  If you love winter sports, take this opportunity to share the fun and exciting experience of snow sports in our local mountains!

By Kelvin Claveria