Currently at Rabbit Hill

Currently at Rabbit Hill

Currently at Rabbit Hill


Hello Members,

We have just held our first board of directors meeting of the 2020-2021 season and have begun planning for our ski and snowboarding programs. While we would normally be planning aspects of our program like recruitment initiatives, registration and calendar, instead our conversations have shifted to how to operate safety with COVID-19 upon us. I’d like to briefly update you on some of our discussions and plans so far.

We are hopeful that we can operate our programs this coming season. However, to do so, we must take many precautions to ensure that we are not placing any of our members at undue risk. We are considering input from CADS National, CADS Provincial, our ski industry partners and AHS on what this means. For example, the recommendations suggest that we do things like – Pause our new member recruitment and only accept returning athletes and volunteers in order to minimize the need to train newbies which is often very hands on – Minimize or stop close contact while teaching – Adopt pre-screening, masking and sanitizing for all members – Change the way we use our clubhouse to comply with social distancing – Ensure that all equipment is sanitized after each use. All of these and more are under consideration with details to follow as we progress.

Our membership is filled with amazing people who are dedicated to having fun on snow, either as an athlete, volunteer instructor or parent volunteer. So, to start we are asking for commitments from our volunteer instructors on whether they will be returning for another season and we will then decide on whether to pause for a season or carry on with modified programs. If we have enough volunteers, we hope to carry on.

For the time being, registration is on hold until we have a plan in place, this should be sometime in Mid-October. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

Best Regards,

Dale Loyer

President, CADS Edmonton

About CADS Edmonton

CADS Edmonton offers programs in both downhill skiing and snowboarding. Our programs are aimed at instructing individuals in our community with disabilities in the various adapted skiing techniques. Our volunteer instructors are trained in adaptive ski instruction as developed by the CADS national certifying body. CADS Edmonton is dedicated to creating an open community of athletes, instructors and supporters. We continue to celebrate a love of sport in all of its forms.

Participating in the CADS program builds participants self-esteem. It enables students to ski or snowboard with their families and peers for school or recreation. It is an equalizer for speed and ability of peers. Students are taking part in the community and are building relationships with other members and the community at large.

CADS Calendar

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CADS Edmonton Board Meeting

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Zoom Meeting

Monday, November 16, 2020

CADS Edmonton Annual General Meeting

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Percy Page Centre

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