ADAPTIVE SPORTS CAMP- CFB WINNIPEG

Soldier On and PSP Winnipeg, in collaboration with several Manitoba para-sport organizations, will host an Adaptive Sports Camp at CFB Winnipeg from Tuesday, August 16th to Thursday, August 18th, 2022.

This activity will bring together serving and retired ill/injured Soldier On members and CFB Winnipeg serving CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.
 
The event will provide an opportunity for Soldier On and CFB Winnipeg participants to be introduced to, and learn more about, adaptive sports, to include wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, wheelchair rugby, para-archery, para-rowing, goal ball and para-disc golf, of which many are sports in the upcoming Warrior Games (19-28 Aug 22) as well as the Invictus Games.
 
Everyone, including able-bodied Soldier On and CFB Winnipeg members, will have an opportunity to try each sport, regardless of your illness or injury.
 
This is open to registered Soldier On serving and retired members and serving CFB Winnipeg CAF members in the Winnipeg geographical area.
 
Participants will be provided with all required sports equipment and will have an opportunity to try each adaptive sport. There is no cost and assistance is provided in registration and filling out the waiver if requested.
 
Costs related to travel assistance will not be reimbursed for this event as it is a local event. Soldier On members will be provided with a box lunch on 17 & 18 Aug 22. Event staff/instructors will be provided box lunches on each day of the event.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to sixteen (16). The number of CFB Winnipeg participants is limited to sixteen (16)
 
Minimum eligibility criteria:
Any serving or retired Soldier On member from the Winnipeg geographical area who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service, and any
serving CAF member from CFB Winnipeg.
 
Serving Members:
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
 
Mental & Physical Requirements

The activities will be carried out in accordance with your Medical Employment Limitations (MELs) and may be adapted according to your needs. Participants must be able to tolerate six (6) hours of moderately paced activities throughout the day (sitting & standing).
 
Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment. Participants are advised that this event will be conducted at CFB Winnipeg Building 21 (old gym), and thus they will be exposed to a day-to-day military environment. Participants also acknowledge that there will be no alcohol allowed.
 
Deadline for Nomination Forms.
Must be received by Soldier On NLT Sunday, August 10th , 2022.
Click here to fill out your expression of interest.

COVID-19
Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount.
While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low. Specific precautions, rules, regulations and observances will be communicated to selected participants for this specific camp in due course, but all applicants must be prepared to:
 
  • Be familiar with, and adhere to current PHM regulations and guidance;
  • Refrain from participating in a Soldier On event if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of the virus;
  • Practice physical distancing during activity, including the use of non-medical mask when appropriate;
  • Follow all safety precautions provided by Soldier On and its sport service providers;
  • Inform Soldier On immediately if you are not feeling well.
 
Soldier on, during the conduct of this activity, shall:
 
  • Ensure that the event is conducted following the current PHM regulations and guidelines of the location in question;
  • Ensure that all staff and participants are using PPE properly and following necessary protocols;
  • Soldier On will cease the event if participants do not respect any of the health and safety protocols that are in place;
  • Ensure PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectant supplies are available and are being used;
  • Continue to monitor the further provincial lifting of or changes in restrictions which may affect their operations;
  • Track physical interactions (time/date/attendees/location) on physical activity log.
 
Please note that masks are to be worn in B-21 when not physically playing a sport.

Confirmation details
The event OPI will confirm in writing with the participants selected for this activity.
 
A joining instruction will be issued prior to event; ensuring applicants are authorized to participate IAW applicable policies & eligibility criteria.

Conclusion
The Winnipeg Adaptive Sports Camp will encourage ill/injured serving CAF personnel and veterans to develop new skills and also to engage with others while personally challenging themselves in an active, healthy and fun environment.

 

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