The BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) received $25,000 from the Canada Post Community Foundation for their innovative program, “Let’s Play”, which is delivered across British Columbia.
The program “Let’s Play” is designed to ignite a passion for play and physical activity in kids with physical disabilities by giving them the support, opportunity, and confidence to be active and healthy. Working with community partners, we identify children and provide resources, such as a sport wheelchair and teacher support, so kids can confidently participate in play, sport and physical education with their peers. By learning fundamental movement and wheelchair sports skills we also lay a foundation for lifelong activity, health, and enjoyment and, if desired, wheelchair sport participation.
About the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society
For over three decades, the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society has been a catalyst in creating awareness about disability issues and provided support to wheelchair basketball programming throughout British Columbia. Our inclusive programs and experiences are offered to people both with and without physical disabilities and to all age groups. To learn more about BCWBS and Let’s Play, visit www.bcwbs.ca or www.letsplaybc.ca.
About the Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation for Children’s vision is to help ensure every child in Canada is happy, healthy and part of a community that supports and cares for them. Its mission is to have a positive effect in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. It has granted more than $4 million to over 300 community organizations across Canada. To learn more about the Foundation, visit canadapost.ca/community.