Big White Ski Resort partners with People in Motion to support families with disabilities

Big White Ski Resort partners with People in Motion to support families with disabilities

This Saturday, February 25, Big White Ski Resort, in partnership with People in Motion Kelowna, will host the Kids in Motion Family Fun Day and 5th Annual Ski-A-Thon.

People in Motion is an organization that works to support people with physical and sensory disabilities and their families to participate in and contribute to their communities as much as they desire. People in Motion Kelowna is involved with programs and services in adaptive recreation as well as community networking and health & wellness workshops specific to the benefit of the persons with disabilities community.

Big White Ski Resort has worked alongside People in Motion Kelowna since 1996, and has been a proud supporter of it’s Powderhounds Adaptive Snow Sports program for nearly 20 years – a unique program offering skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing recreation opportunities for physically and sensory challenged individuals.

The Kids in Motion Family Fun Day will be a fun-filled day of activities for children with disabilities and their families. It’s a chance for children, who would be otherwise unable, to try out a variety of winter sports like adaptive down hill skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, tubing, sleigh rides and much more!

The 5th Annual Ski-A-Thon is a fund raising event that has had participants rallying pledges over the past month for their chance to earn a discounted day of skiing at Big White Ski Resort and opportunity to claim a grand prize! All proceeds raised by the Ski-A-Thon will be donated directly to People in Motion Kelowna and will help support future events and further awareness for the persons with disabilities community of Kelowna. To register and participate in the Ski-A-Thon, a registration link can be found here.

The Kids in Motion Family Fun Day registration is already closed, but for those wishing to donate to this great cause, the People in Motion team will be located in the lower level of Happy Valley Day Lodge from 9:00am-4:00pm collecting donations. Everyone is encouraged to drop by and show their support!

At the end of the day, the participant who has raised the most pledges will be announced the winner of the Ski-A-Thon and will look forward to winning a $100 gift card to Big White Ski Resort!

This weekend conditions are looking good on the mountain. The past week’s intermittent flurries have brought over 40cm of new snow and Saturday’s forecast is already showing lots of sunshine.

For further event details on Kids in Motion Family Fun Day and the 5th Annual Ski-A-Thon, click here.

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