You're Invited: Etobicoke/York Adapted and Integrated Recreational Programs' Awards + BBQ May 30/12

You're Invited: Etobicoke/York Adapted and Integrated Recreational Programs' Awards + BBQ May 30/12

The goals of the Etobicoke/York Adapted and Integrated recreational programs in Toronto, Ontario, Canada include:

  • To providing the community with high quality, accessible recreation and leisure opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
  • To encourage people with disabilities and special needs to participate in recreation opportunities at a level of participation suitable to their ability and program choice.
    • This may be accomplished by:
      • registering for programs where an individual may require support in order to participate: Program Integration
      • or registering for a program that is specifically designed for people with a disability: Adapted Program

Adapted Programs are:

  • specialized programs for individuals who have special needs and/or disabilities
  • for participants who want to be involved in recreation activities with other people who have similar interests, abilities and needs in a safe and positive environment
  • carried out by staff who are appropriately assigned to these programs, therefore eliminating the need for additional support staff

Program Integration involves:

  • Integration workers – who are offered so that participants with disabilities may choose to join programs for the mutual benefit of experiencing recreation interests together with other participants
  • Integration support is offered in a 1:1 ratio

Please click here for more info about the Etobicoke/York Adapted and Integrated recreational programs (pdf).

You are invited to join City of Toronto staff who will present awards to recipients of the:

  • Recognition of Excellence Awards
    • honour members who have demonstrated leadership and improved their recreational abilities in the Etobicoke/York Adapted and Integrated recreational programs which consist of:
      • swimming
      • fitness
      • life skills
      • and social club programs
  • and the Wes Dempster Award
    • is presented to the individual with a special need who has displayed commitment to the aquatic program, personal improvement and congeniality among peers

at an Etobicoke Community Barbecue

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

6:00 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.

Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd.

Contact Info

Adapted & Integrated Information:

  • (tel) 416-394-8533
  • (e-mail) aiswest@toronto.ca
  • TTY 416-394-8534 (for deaf and hard of hearing callers who have a TTY line)

City of Toronto:

  •  Phone within Toronto city limits: 311
  • Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
    (can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)
  • TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
  • Fax: 416-338-0685
  • If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.
  • Always call 911 for emergencies.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

ADVISORY

May 28, 2012

Toronto to honour recipients of recreation awards and present the 25th annual Wes Dempster Award

City of Toronto staff will join members of the community to present awards to recipients of the Recognition of Excellence Awards and the 25th Wes Dempster Award at a community barbecue in Etobicoke.

Date: Wednesday, May 30
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Rd.

The Recognition of Excellence Awards honour members of the Etobicoke/York Adapted and Integrated recreational programs – consisting of swimming, fitness, life skills and social club programs – who have demonstrated leadership and improved their recreational abilities.

The evening also marks the 25th anniversary of the Wes Dempster Award. This award is named in honour of the late Wes Dempster, who was a dedicated volunteer in the Adapted Aquatics program and a staff member of the Elms Pool in Etobicoke. The award is presented to the individual with a special need who has displayed commitment to the aquatic program, personal improvement and congeniality among peers.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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