7 results for tag: disability


Perspective of a Practicum Student

My name is Reena and I am a practicum student who has spent the last couple of months working with Between Friends. At the beginning of September, I had no idea what to expect... embarking on this journey as a Between Friends program assistant. I was initially thrilled and intrigued to take on this position, as I always wondered how Between Friends provides social, recreation and self-development opportunities for a number of individuals with disabilities. One of my goals for the semester was to further expand my knowledge on the purpose and impact this organization has in our community. Through the number of individuals I have met at these ...

BF staff wins Calgary Advocacy Award

Mark Burzacott is a strong advocate for people with disabilities in both his personal life and professional life. He challenges those around him to build a community in which inclusion is celebrated and practiced – creating a safe and welcoming space for all. Mark is the Membership Coordinator with Between Friends. In this capacity, he is actively meeting with people with disabilities and their families to explore their recreational needs and to set them up for success when entering our programs. He also supports them in advocating their needs to other service providers, be that other recreational or transportation providers. Mark works ...

Fundraise

YOU can help people with disabilities access social, recreational and self development programs by planning & hosting a fundraising event! Host An Event We are so thankful to be part of a community that fosters diversity and inclusion. Over the years, we have witnessed many participants, families, and friends make the decision to help Between Friends achieve its goals by financially supporting the programs and services we offer. Where Do Your Fundraising Dollars Go? They help participants like Rebecca and Chelsea... sisters with Down syndrome who access our fee assistance to attend Between Friends Camp Bonaventure. Thinking of hosting a ...

Between Friends welcome honoured guest to Summer’s End Celebration

Between Friends closed out its summer programming schedule by hosting their annual Summer's End Celebration at Between Friends Camp Bonaventure on August 18th. The rain clouds held off just long enough, making for a beautiful evening shared by families and friends. The 2016 Summer's End event was sponsored by the Big Hearted Mavericks. Tom Jackson – Canadian singer/songwriter, actor and philanthropist was our special guest for the evening, treating those in attendance to a private concert on the newly renovated deck at Between Friends Camp Bonaventure. Before grabbing his guitar to play a few songs for the crowd, Jackson even stood under ...

Everyone wins at Family Golf Day

Family Golf Day began as early as 2006 as a one day happening for Between Friends’ members, friends and family alike. Family Golf Day is an opportunity for a day of family time or, more recently, time with dad as it has fallen on Father’s Day the past couple of years. Attendees would gather at a local driving range to hit some balls and enjoy a few chuckles as people tried the quintessential Happy Gilmore run-up. Around 2008, everything changed. In a move of particular generosity, the Carey family offered their resources and availability to host the Family Golf Day as an event. Ridge Meadows is a private 9-hole course the family ...

Spread the word to end the word… forever

The Message Spread The Word To End The Word is a fantastic movement. The goal is to make the 'R' word (R****d) usage less prevalent, and further, to make any derogatory association extinct. Over the past 7 years, the 'Spread the Word' movement has gained considerable momentum, but this action does not have to be limited to one day, or one week, or one month. There is no reason this conversation can't be a consistent message year-round. More than 640, 000 have now taken the pledge. "More than 640, 000 people have now taken the pledge to end the use of the R-word, both online and on petitions and posters. When pundit Ann Coulter lashed out with ...

Member & Program Registration

To register for a program, you must be a current Between Friends member. program registration information To register for a program, you can walk-in, register online, or call our registration line at 403 508 0110. If you call, please stay on the line so that you do not lose your place in the queue. Telephone registration must be confirmed by registrar. Registration is ongoing until spaces are filled. For registration start dates, please see program guides. general registration policy All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To guarantee your place, program fees will be ...