Child & Youth Groups
The CDC offers a variety of groups for children, youth and parents depending upon the family needs. Listed below are just a few of the groups we offer. To register, please contact Coleen Onofrechuk at 250.392.4481. ext. 208.
Horsin' Around: This group is designed for children who experience a number of barriers that prevents them from taking part in regular lessons. The program runs through the month of JULY at the Trail Riders Arena located in the Stampede Grounds. Referral is by parent or agency and a doctor's letter may be required.
The group is set up from the ages of Kindergarten to Grade 7, but welcomes all ages to participate.
Swim Program: Youth volunteers from local high schools are paired with each special needs swimmer in order to provide a safe and successful swimming experience. Under the direction of a Supported Child Development Worker, therapist and a lifeguard, the volunteers help the child to develop specific swimming and water safety skills. The program runs from 3:45 to 4:45 pm for 8 weeks twice a year starting in October.
Sibling Support Group: A support group for boys and girls who have a sibling and/or other family member with a disability, we try to meet once a month to support one another while engaging in fun, interactive activities and outings.
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