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Charlottetown to Host the 2016 World Sledge Hockey Championships

The World Sledge Hockey Challenge is coming to Charlottetown in December.

“To think that I might have the chance to play in front of my family and friends gives me the chills,” said Summerside native Billy Bridges, who leads the team in goals at this year’s competition in Nova Scotia. “No matter where we get to wear the (Team Canada) jersey, it’s always a great honour to represent your country. No doubt, the fans in P.E.I. will be behind our team.”

The Charlottetown tournament, which will be played at MacLauchlan Arena from Dec. 4 to 11, will be used as a tune-up for the world championships. MacLauchlan  Arena hosted the challenge in 2008 and 2009.

Article provided by the Guardian

Cheer on Team PEI at The MWBA Finals!

PEI will host the 2016 Maritime Wheelchair Basketball Association Finals for the second year in a row. The tournament will take place on April 9th & 10th at Holland College Centre of Community Engagement. All games are free to attend!
ParaSport and Recreation PEI to Host
2nd Annual ParaSport Festival

 
ParaSport and Recreation PEI is hosting the second Annual ParaSport Festival at the UPEI Gymnasium on Tuesday April 26th in celebration of Paralympic Schools Week.

Paralympic Schools Week is an annual week long celebration of parasport and the Paralympic Movement, enjoyed by schools from coast to coast.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to show your support for Team Canada and get your students active in parasport!

The ParaSport Festival will be open to students ranging from kindergarden-grade 12 with a disability and will feature a variety of paraylmpic sports such as goalball, wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey, sit volleyball and much more.

More information on the ParaSport Festival, including registration will come out later this winter.
 
April 30th is "ParaSport and Recreation PEI Night" at the Island Storm Game!
Purchase a ticket through ParaSport and Recreation  for only $10.
Contact the office to get your ticket today!
Athletics PEI Hosts Run Jump Throw Wheel Instructor Training Course

Athletics PEI will be hosting a Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) Instructor Training Course on February 19th & 20th. Ueli Albert, the RJTW Coordinator for Nova Scotia  will be leading the clinics.

Run Jump Throw Wheel is a program developed by Athletics Canada that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy by using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges lead by instructors specifically trained to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs). To learn more about the Run Jump Throw Wheel Program, visit the website at http://runjumpthrowwheel.ca/the-program-3/what-is-rjtw/

The RJTW course is an an 8 hour instructional program divided into four modules. If you are a Physical Education Specialists and interested in taking this course, you will only be required to take two of the four modules (the other two modules are designed to assist instructors on teaching children.)
 
The course will be offered at Birchwood Intermediate School. Friday February 19th session is for Physical Education Specialists and will begin at 5:00pm . On Saturday, February 20th, the full RJTW Instructor Training Program will be offered and will begin at 8:30am.

For more information on the RJTW Instructor Training Course, please contact Andrew Walker at Walker.Andrew@kent.ca .
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