Read through our Leisure Guide to find activities that suit your interests and lifestyle. You may consider some of the adapted programs for people with developmental and/or physical disabilities.
You will save time and help ensure a quality experience by connecting with our staff members well in advance of the program start date and fill out Program Support Package.
The recreation access coordinator can provide information on a full range of programs and activities. For more information please call 604-297-4576.
Program Support for People with Disabilities
Please register well in advance of the program’s start date at one of Burnaby’s recreation centres. A Program Support Package must be completed when registering for adapted programs. Please bring an attendant, caregiver or family member if you require personal care support with changing, transferring, washroom assistance, or administration of medication. Volunteers may be available to facilitate participation and provide minimal support to some participants. Please speak to a programmer to discuss participation options.
As parents of preschoolers we are doing our best to ensure that our children have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in school and as they grow into adults. In addition to learning how to count, read and write, children need to be taught how to be physically active in a healthy, positive way.
Being physically active later in life depends on feeling confident in an activity setting; and that confidence, as an adult, most often comes from having learned fundamental movement and sport skills as a child. Therefore, to create an active and healthy population ALL Canadian children need a sound foundation of movement and sport skills to build on later in life; and this foundation is called Physical Literacy.