Recreational Climbing in Kanata, ON

Soldier On will be partnering with Altitude Climbing Gym to host a recreational indoor climbing course on February 14, 21 and 28 in Kanata, ON. This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a creative lifestyle.

Eight ill/injured serving or retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces will receive introductory instruction and experience on recreational indoor climbing to build confidence and explore new horizons. This program will assist in the continuation of a healthy lifestyle.

The aim of this activity will be to allow participants the opportunity to learn the basics techniques of climbing using practice, instructions, games and exercises to build confidence.

All equipment is included. No previous climbing experience is required.

This program is designed for members with no or limited climbing experience. They are looking to explore new horizons. They are also looking to learn the importance of basic techniques in order to progress to personal goals. The course includes a technical, practical and fitness component.

All skill levels are welcome, but this program will move at a pace comfortable for a beginner.

Assistance throughout the event will be provided courtesy of Altitude Climbing Gym.

The number of Soldier On participants is limited to eight.

Minimum eligibility criteria
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from the National Capital Region 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.

Due to the fact that the event is in the NCR Geographical area, travel assistance will not be provided.

Serving Members
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.

Mental & Physical Requirements
  • Participants must be able to tolerate two hours of moderate-paced activities throughout the session.
  • Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
Nomination Forms must be received by Soldier On no later than the 2nd of February 2022.
Express your interest here.
Be advised that a proof of vaccination or vaccine passport will be required at the event.

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