Powderhound volunteers are the critical to our organization. They are college students, parents, and citizens from the community. They train, teach, and volunteer their time to improve their skill in physical and therapeutic recreation, special education, and most important, to be a part of this valuable experience. Some volunteers have disabilities or children with disabilities, but most of our volunteers say they participate because they want to share their skills and love of the sport. As volunteers our primary objective is to provide adaptive winter sports training to the people with disabilities in a safe and fun environment where learning can take place.
Powderhounds offers complete instructor training for our volunteers. Volunteers receive extensive training in working with various disabilities, ski teaching methods, adaptive techniques, operation of equipment, and safety guidelines. The instructors are trained to recognize problem situations and conditions that may be created by medications and disabilities. This vital education not only assures a safe skiing experience, but also an enjoyable one. On going training throughout the season is offered to maximize the instructor’s personal skiing, teaching ability, and technical knowledge.
Powderhounds is volunteer member based and receives no regular funding from outside sources.
Neither the board of directors nor our volunteers are paid and Powderhounds is a program of The Kelowna & District Society of People in Motion. Big White Mountain Resort generously donated space for our physical facilities, and use of the lift services. The resort management is fully supportive and cooperative with Powderhounds as an independent program.
PowderHounds has an active steering committee that meet year round to support the program with strategy, planning, and program management. Committee members have been involved with people with disabilities in the community for years. The Committee members come from a wide variety of professions, providing a valuable combination of talent and enthusiasm.
Please contact us at the People In Motion Office at:
#23-1720 Ethel Street
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org