Saturdays – Winterpeg is For Everyone (Saturday Winter Activites For People with Disabilities) + Olexercise!
Join the one and only “Coach Olex” – our specialist in outdoor activities and support for persons with disabilities. Say yes and choose your next adventure! FREE
Olex Korniiko is a former paralympic athlete from Ukraine with a background in kinesiology and sports psychology. Back home in Ukraine, he owned a one-of-a-kind gym with adapted equipment for all abilities and ran an outreach program to help people with various forms of disability get active. Now he is inviting you to do the same in his new home!
No need to have dreams of being an athlete either! Olex has both the passion and skill it takes to support anyone with any form of disability – anyone who is interested in getting active and outdoors and wants you to get involved!
This winter, Olex is offering outings to ski, snowshoe, kicksled with a special focus on overcoming the barriers that sometimes exist to doing so. More importantly, its all about fun and trying new things.
Optional: Starting at 11am, Olex offers OLEXERCISE, a fun and easy way to warm up no matter your ability. You can attend in person or join online from the comfort of your own home. Olexercise is also a chance to learn about upcoming activities and connect with other folks in the disabilities community.
Adventure at noon, get access to equipment and support for YOUR winter adventure. And guess what: the location changes every week. Same time, different place. You get to explore new places around the city, and get first crack at the famous mobile ski library and make somne fresh tracks! This one hour is reserved for person with disabilities of any kind to who would like to foster community with Olex, share experiences, and get outside with friends. Stick around and ski after of you want of course!
After 1pm – Keep going! be part of the public mobile ski library and celebrate winter with us.
The location changes each week and coincides with the public mobile ski library. Get fresh tracks with specialized support and tell your friends and family to join.
LOCATIONS AND DATES
Here are the confirmed dates until early March.
Saturday January 27th – Fort Garry CC
Saturday February 3rd – St.Norbert CC
Saturday February 10th -Seine River Adventure @ Kilter Brewery
Saturday February 17th – Lindenwoods CC
Friday February 23rd – Brewski at Assiniboine Park (+18) (6:30pm start)
NOTE: Saturday February 24th – No program.
Saturday March 2nd – St.Norbert Community Centre
More Winter events in March as weather allows. Get in touch for spring and summer events too!
How to get involved?
To get up to date info and connect, the best way is to send a quick email to [email protected] and introduce yourself or your group. Or call Olex at 431-334-5527.
Connect on Whatsapp. Let Olex you know would like to join the Whatsapp announcement group. This is a convenient and fast way to get details about events. Note that this also is the only way to fer the online link to join Olexercise session online if you choose to join from home.
If you RSVP below to a specific date, if helps us get a heads up on numbers of participants.
Or just show up. Note that if you connect with Olex or the Whatsapp group, we’ll be better able to understand any supports that may be needed, answer specific questions, and/or let you know if things change or there is a cancellation. But, of course, everyone is welcome to drop in unannounced and take their chances!
Technical note: the RSVP below is for a repeating event. By default, it will show you the date coming up next. If you want to RSVP for a future date, just change the date dropdown.
Winnipeg Trails and the Winterpeg Team