People In Motion continues to provide service in the following areas:
The Powder Hounds Adaptive Snow Sports runs a regular schedule from January to March, providing over 500 ski sessions for over 130 clients on an annual basis during the ski season up at beautiful Big White Ski Resort and has been since 1997.
The Baldy Blue Jays Adaptive Snow Sports is an addition to our Adaptive Snow Sports starting in November 2017 just in time for ski season. Baldy Bluejays is run out of Mt. Baldy Ski Resort. With the combination of the two programs we now have the ability to provide Adaptive Snow Sports activities throughout the Central and South Okanagan.
The Okanagan Thunderchairs Power Wheelchair Soccer Team (Weekly practices for games in Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Kamloops with regional, provincial and national tournaments participation throughout the season)
Transportation Program (one lift-equipped accessible wheelchair van is available for loan to our members)
In addition, we have purchased a lift-equipped Bus which will allow for two wheelchair stations and 12 individual seats.
This Bus we have the ability to provide many opportunities for a variety of individuals and their families to get “Out & About”
Wheelchair Basketball (People In Motion’s active wheelchair basketball league practices twice weekly, travels to provincial tournaments, and hosts an annual Jamboree)
Adaptive Curling (Gold Medal Olympians are part of PIM and provide programs for people with disabilities)
Kids in Motion provides opportunities for children with disabilities and their families to take part in a variety of adaptive sports. People In Motion hosts the annual Kids In Motion Family Fun Day at Big White Ski Resort as well as a Summer Family Fun Day in various locations.
Adaptive Equipment loan cupboard (PIM has numerous adaptive recreation equipment that is on loan free of charge to our members that allow people with disabilities to take self-directed hikes, biking and access to the many beaches in the Okanagan) Many members utilize the adaptive loans cupboard to take adaptive recreational equipment with them while vacationing as well.
Individuals and families of people with a disability can feel isolated from their communities, feeling neglected and forgotten. Seeking assistance within the community, people with disabilities often encounter a confusing myriad of programs and services. People in Motion helps to chart a path by providing these specific services to its members and works to partner with other organizations in the community.
People in Motion is a local Kelowna based society and as such 100% of funds raised by People in Motion stay in this community to serve local citizens and guests with our programs and services.