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Be Inspired to Get Active: Recreation and Leisure Learning Series

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Did you know that participating in recreation and leisure activities is a great way to meet new people and get active? It is also research backed as being essential to holistic development and high personal quality of life. People who are blind or visually impaired enjoy all sorts of activities, ranging from elite sports to recreational fun. They ski, sail, run, play hockey, do yoga, compete in Judo and triathlons, excel in Para cycling, and go to the Paralympics. Being involved helps to build social skills, self-esteem, positive self-image, and a sense of belonging in the community.

Join us for this exciting learning series where students from across the Atlantic Provinces come together virtually to connect with topnotch, relatable role models from our region. Students will learn about the physical, social, and emotional benefits of being active through sports and recreational activities and grow their knowledge of how they can get involved. Each week will feature inspiring guest speakers, all of whom are blind and visually impaired role models – ranging from Paralympians to recreational athletes. They will share their stories, answer questions, and provide valuable advice to APSEA students who are new to sport, and to those who are experienced and looking to expand their repertoire. Students will have time to connect with each other as they learn about opportunities and how to overcome challenges they may be facing. Prepare to be inspired, to become more physically active, and to chase your dreams! This six-week program is open to students in grades 6-12.