12 results for tag: recreation


Home-New

Between Friends is in the process of upgrading our website material and appearance to ensure we are more accessible for all. We are in the early stages. Please check out our recent addition of an accessibility widget that allows you to change font size, background, etc. If you are facing any barriers on our website you can help by letting us know. Please contact us with any ideas and suggestions. CONNECT, GROW, BELONG Connecting Between Friends provides unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have social interaction with peers who may or may not have a disability Growing Between Friends members ...

4 ways I.C.A.N! changes lives of people with disabilities

Inclusive Community Activities, No barriers (I.C.A.N!) program through Between Friends has been improving the lives of people with special needs since beginning a few years ago. In 2017, Between Friends I.C.A.N! program is expanding, and we are thrilled to be able to offer more opportunities than ever before! Between Friends I.C.A.N! provides equal opportunity for community recreation. Rather than a participant with special needs being excluded or doing an alternate activity, community programs and camps are adapted to integrate I.C.A.N! participants as seamlessly as possible. But, I.C.A.N! is not just attending an activity or camp with your ...

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 ...

Power Up with Girl Power!

by: Penny Coleman W.E.S.O.A.R! Girl Power Program Leader I have always wanted to see women and girls succeed. I had envisioned that after I coached my sons in soccer and t-ball that I would love to coach an all-girls team. Then my youngest son, Landon started volunteering with Between Friends and that got me started.  It didn't take long to fall in love with everything about Between Friends and all who entered into it…staff, leaders, volunteers and the participants.  After a short stint as a volunteer, I quickly jumped into a role of Between Friends W.E.S.O.A.R! program leader… and was hooked. Why Girl Power? While I enjoyed running ...

Camp Bonaventure

Between Friends Camp Bonaventure *Camp Bonaventure is an Alberta Camping Association Accredited Camp Camp Bonaventure Between Friends Camp Bonaventure is a fun outdoor summer day camp for youth ages 4-17. Each summer at Camp Bonaventure is full of excitement, friendship, and fun! Campers experience positive social interactions while engaging in fun outdoor camp activities. This inclusive setting can be adapted to all ability levels. Campers are encouraged to grow and develop their skills through activities such as canoeing, sailing, swimming, arts & crafts, and many other exciting activities and adventur...

Between Friends I.C.A.N!

Between Friends I.C.A.N!  Inclusive Community Activities with No Barriers Some of our I.C.A.N! and community partners will be offering summer programming in 2020. Please reach out to your Community Engagement Coordinator if you are registered for a community based program. We can share Accessibility Guides, and offer to brainstorm with their staff on ways to ensure an inclusive and accessible environment for all. Between Friends I.C.A.N! services and camps are suitable for Between Friends members who would like to explore community recreation. Members participate independently in community programs. A Between Friends, Recreation Inclusion ...

W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs

Between Friends W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs  Registration for W.E.S.O.A.R! Programming is coming up: Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 at 5:30 PM MST.   Please have a look at our Summer for full information on all the offerings available!   NOTE: You must have a prior to registering for our W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs!   If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas regarding any of our W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs, please contact:   Aurora Anderson Program Coordinator, W.E.S.O.A.R!, WeConnect, and Special Events aanderson@betweenfriends.ab.ca | 403 508 0112   Thank you! W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs W.E.S.O.A.R! Programs (Weekend & ...

Employment Opportunities

Join Our Team! At Between Friends, we are unified in our passion to deliver exceptional social and recreational programming for people of all ages with disabilities. Between Friends is a committed team willing to go the extra mile to make a difference in the lives of individuals and throughout our community. Check below for list of existing & future employment opportunities. Between Friends embraces diversity and talent. We offer competitive salaries and wages to attract and retain quality committed employees. Opportunities for personal and professional development are available with an encouraged emphasis on work/life balance. If you would like ...

contact

Individual Donations, Monthly, and Planned Giving Inquires: email | 403 296 0257 Corporate Donations & Sponsorship Inquires: email | 403 508 0116 Media & Marketing Inquiries: email | 403 508 0111 Program Registration Line: email | 403 508 0110 Between Friends 205 8989 Macleod Trail S. Calgary, Alberta T2H 0M2 403 269  9133 info@betweenfriends.ab.ca     General Office Hours Monday to Friday : 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturdays/Sundays/Statutory Holidays: Closed

programs

Between Friends' programs provide unique opportunities for individuals with disabilities to have social interaction with peers who may or may not have a disability. These shared interactions and experiences often become the foundation of understanding and lasting friendships. Social and recreational opportunities provide outlets for self-expression and self-development, promote mental and physical health, improve skills and enhance community participation. These experiences improve participants’ quality of life and also give them a chance to develop a true sense of freedom and independence. program registration information To register ...