The Need for an Active Living Centre
According to the Premier’s Council for Persons with Disabilities, one in six Albertans has some form of disability. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 people in Alberta and 120,000 Calgarians with disabilities would benefit from a public facility and playing fields that are barrier free. A multisport fieldhouse would be designed to ensure that all individuals, including those with disabilities, would have access to all of the amenities and recreation services offered to other Calgarians.
The following is a brief summary of proposed programming. For a more detailed explanation of what the CMF active living centre is intended to provide, click on this link: Active Living Centre.
Day programs that could be offered include:
- Treatment – with the focus on improving the functional and behavioural abilities of the participant.
- Leisure Education – with emphasis on participants developing and acquiring leisure knowledge, skills and attitudes.
- Recreation – participation would include structured group recreation experiences.
- Sports Introduction and Advancement – discovery of movement and completion at the level the participant is comfortable
- Social/Recreation Programs – in partnership with community organizations to provide a wide range of options: community outings, social clubs, fitness, track and field and wheelchair sports for children, youth and adults, health and wellness and other leisure activities.