Have-A-Go Day Set for Kelowna

October 17, 2002 - On October 20, 2002, BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) will host a Have-A-Go Day at Kelowna Secondary School. The "Have-A-Go" Day allows participants with disabilities to try a variety of sports including tennis, hockey, rugby, basketball, power soccer and wheelchair racing, in a participatory and non-threatening atmosphere.

"The "Have-A-Go" days are held regularly giving people the opportunity to come and try a variety of wheelchair sports in a fun and informal atmosphere," says Sian Blyth, Coordinator of Bridging the Gap. "Wheelchair athletes demonstrate the sports and everyone gets to participate."

All necessary equipment is provided by BCWSA. Participants can make connections with others in the Kelowna area interested in wheelchair sports and meet athletes and staff of BCWSA.

"There are several exciting opportunities available in wheelchair sports," continues Blyth.

Adam Frost, a member of Canada’s National Wheelchair Rugby team will be in attendance. The rugby team recently won a gold medal at the World Championships.

BCWSA is a non-profit organization committed to leadership in the promotion and development of wheelchair sport opportunities for British Columbians with physical disabilities.

WHAT: "Have-A-Go" Day
WHEN: Sunday, October 20, 2002
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kelowna Secondary School 1079 Raymer Ave.

For more information on the "Have-A-Go" Days, contact

Sian Blyth
Phone: 604.724.4859
Email: bridgingthegap@telus.net
Toll Free: 1.877.737.3090.

Or contact

Caroline Ivey
Phone: 250.317.6400
Email: civey@boysandgirlsclub.ca