Special Needs Recreation

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Special Programs

Special Needs Recreation offers a number of adapted fitness and fun programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Check out the current newsletter for information or contact the Co-Ordinator. And see our Meet Our Instructors handout to learn more about our talented, dedicated, amazing instructors.
Program Information: 

Art Cards program
Young Adult Club


Who We Are

Special Needs Recreation is part of the Courtenay Recreational Association group of programs and we are proud to help further its mission of promoting healthy active living, volunteerism, multiculturalism, life-long learning, and well being for all.

What We Do

  • We are a resource for information on recreation for individuals with disabilities.
  • We provide special programs for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • We support networking and advocacy around accessibility issues.

The 2013-2014 Annual Review for Stakeholders gives a quick over-view
of our work. We hope you enjoy it.
News & Views 2013-14 FINAL.pdf [PDF - 6.8 MB]

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Special Needs Recreation Celebrates 30 Years in the Community!

Congratulations to Special Needs Recreation celebrating 30 years in our community.

Special Needs Recreation promotes healthy active living and life-long learning at the Courtenay Recreation Lewis Centre. They provide programs through the year for individuals with developmental disabilities. They also provide resources and advocacy for individuals with disabilities and accessibility issues.

Contributions from local businesses, community organizations, and volunteers are vital to their ongoing programming and success. Core funding comes from the Comox Valley Regional District, with hosting and support from the Courtenay Recreational Association and Courtenay Recreation.

Recreation & Disabilities

Do you or a family member have a disability and are looking for recreational programs to meet your needs? The Special Needs Recreation Coordinator has a wealth of information about recreation programs in the Comox Valley and can help you look for what you need.

Contact the Co-Ordinator at 250-338-5371 or specialneedsrecreation@courtenay.ca or drop by the Lewis Centre.

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 Our Volunteer Program

When you volunteer with Special Needs Recreation you join a team of dedicated and talented people. Volunteers make a difference!

Check out our Volunteer Handbook. We will work with you to match you with the position and experiences you want. And we are happy to work with students for interning and work experience placements.

Join Us!


Community Information: 
For information on other community resources for services, and resources on volunteering check out the directory at Volunteer Comox Valley :  http://www.volunteercomoxvalley.ca/ 

Another resource for information is the CV Community Directory at:  http://www.ceas.ca/csdirectory.php

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CV Accessibility Committee

The CV Accessibility Committee is an informal but dedicated group of individuals in the community who are passionate about advocating for better access for people with disabilities.

The Committee meets once a month at noon to work on accessibility issues. FMI, please visit our website, www.cvaccess.ca

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Our Sponsors and Supporters

Many many thanks go to our long time sponsors:

  • Courtenay Recreational Association, our host agency                            
  • Courtenay Recreation, co-host and manager
  • Comox Valley Regional District, which provides core funding.

There are also a host of other groups and businesses which help support many of our programs. Their support is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

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