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2016 CADS Festival @ Kimberley, BC
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Festival is a fun-filled adaptive skiing/ snowboarding week held annually. The 2016 CADS Festival will be hosted at Kimberley Alpine Resort, in beautiful British Columbia. Arrival day is slated to be Sunday, March 20th and departure in the afternoon of March 25, 2016.
CADS students from Programs all over Canada are invited to sign up for a week of adaptive ski/ snowboard improvement lessons, camaraderie, fun games, on-snow activities and an awards banquet. Families and friends are encouraged to join in. Certified CADS Instructors from programs across the country volunteer their time to work with our students for the week.
Join us for the 2016 CADS Festival at Kimberley as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
Plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon and depart on Friday afternoon. Dress code is casual. Activities are open to all and are accessible. The week’s activities include:
- Sunday evening opening ceremonies, where students will meet their instructors
- Lessons each morning for our students
- Daily activities, mind teasers and challenges, including snow bocce and a Guesstimation Race
- AGM on Monday evening
- Après ski socials
- Thursday evening dinner, slide show and Banquet
The fee is $395, which includes 5 days of lift passes, five mornings of lessons, Festival Banquet, all activities and a welcome package. Students must be current CADS members to participate. Some students will also ski in the afternoons, while others will have opportunity to explore and enjoy the resort amenities with their families. There are three student options:
- Ski Improvement (SKIMP): For anyone needing hands-on assistance or tethering.
- Black Diamond: For the independent skier or snowboarder looking for more mileage and wanting to explore more variable terrain.
- Race: For the race-oriented skier or snowboarder (race experience not required). Must be completely independent and able to ski blue and black level terrain.
NOTE: We do not provide adaptive equipment. Equipment (i.e. sit skis) can be shipped ahead to Kimberley if required, with advance notice. If you will have a problem providing your own adaptive equipment, please contact email@example.com to discuss.
The fee is $60, and includes 6 days of lift passes, Festival Banquet, all activities and a welcome package. Any CADS Instructor or Volunteer is encouraged to attend Festival and enjoy the week; they must be a current CADS member. To qualify as a Lead Instructor, the candidate must have a minimum of Level 2A or New FULL Level 2 CADS Certification and be available for the entire week; if approved, the candidate is also eligible for an honorarium. Some Level 1 and 2 Instructors may qualify, depending on the circumstances.
A person wishing to volunteer or an Instructor who is not qualified to teach as a Lead instructor may apply to volunteer as an assistant. If we need you, we will provide lift tickets; you must be available for the entire week.
MANDATORY Instructor/ Volunteer Orientation will take place on the hill on Sunday 1-4pm.
SKIMP (Ski Improvement) for both skiers and boarders will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to Festival Instructors and Volunteers, and interested family members of our students.
Certification Courses for Instructors: You must sign up in advance at the CADS online store.
- The ASD/CI Module (Level 1 and 2) free update will be offered on Monday afternoon
- The Sit Ski Module (Level 1 and 2) free update will be offered on Wednesday afternoon.
- A level 3 course will be offered
- A Level 4 course will be offered
NOTE: The two Modules are free for any Instructor certified under the former certification system who would like to upgrade to the NEW system.
Friends & Family
Friends, Family make it possible for our students to attend! We would love to have you join us. The fee is $60, and includes 20% discounted lift passes (must show proof of CADS membership), Festival Banquet, all activities and a welcome package. There are lots of amenities at the resort for non-skiers to enjoy. They must be a CADS member to participate.
And now, a few details….
Kimberley Alpine Resort, 301 N Star Blvd, Kimberley, BC V1A 2Y5 http://skikimberley.com/
Kimberley is located approximately 400 km SW of Calgary, where many people will fly into and rent a car from. There is also a small airport in Cranbrook; a hotel shuttle is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
Transportation from the Cranbrook Airport
The Trickle Creek Lodge runs a courtesy shuttle from the Cranbrook airport. Please email email@example.com with your flight arrivals and we will communicate that with the hotel and arrange for the shuttle. If we exceed their capacity, there is an alternative shuttle available for a small fee.
Trickle Creek Lodge and the Polaris are offering you fantastic rates
As well as completing the online Registration and paying the applicable fee, students, prospective Festival Instructors and volunteers must also complete the appropriate application form, so that we can ensure the best possible Student/ Instructor assignments and festival experience.
- Student Application Form can be found here.
- Instructor Application Form can be found here
- Volunteer Application Form can be found here.
Participants are responsible for supplying their own equipment. Ski and snowboard rentals are available. Kimberley is offering a 25% discount for regular equipment and 10% discount for high performance gear. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange bookings.
Please email email@example.com if you have any other questions or needs.
The 2016 CADS Festival Registration is now open.
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