The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) operates at Mount Washington. March 3 is Awareness Day. Scott Stanfield photo

Adaptive Snowsports hosts Awareness Day March 3

The Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports (VISAS) will be promoting its program to the community at its annual Awareness Day fundraiser, March 3 at Mount Washington.

The non-profit charity introduces skiing and snowboarding to individuals six years and older with physical and/or developmental challenges.

The event has undergone various changes over the years, but always related to founder Herb Bradley. Some people will remember it as the Pepsi challenge, the Coca-Cola challenge or the Poker Run.

This year, VISAS will have a stand in front of the building to promote the organization and to educate the public. Sit-skis will be displayed, along with other equipment that helps students learn to ski. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle draw.

Money that is raised helps purchase adaptive equipment and supports instructor training.

The public is invited to see what VISAS is all about at a fun race course that will be set-up by the Tube Park Carpet from 10 a.m. to noon.

The society relies solely on fund-raising for its income. Monetary donations can be made at the event or at Tax receipts will be mailed.

Just Posted

Sailing cancellations as Baynes Sound Connector set to undergo maintenance

Travellers and residents travelling to/from Buckley Bay and Denman Island will have… Continue reading

Team effort rescues injured mountain biker in Cumberland

A team effort between Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue, the Cumberland… Continue reading

Museum hosts birthday celebration for 103-year-old Comox Valley resident

HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial welcomes June Gillrie

Tales from MusicFest: The sweet, down-home sounds of ‘Americana’

Asleep at the Wheel, Los Texmaniacs among legendary acts coming to the Comox Valley

Project Watershed plants eelgrass off of Miracle Beach Park

If you were at Miracle Beach Park over the weekend, you may… Continue reading

VIDEO: Killer whale steals fisherman’s catch off North Coast

Fishing duel results in eager orca snagging salmon in Prince Rupert

Fate of accused in Canadian couple’s 1987 killings in jury’s hands

William Talbott’s lawyer says DNA doesn’t prove murder

PHOTOS: North Island home gutted in fire deemed ‘suspicious’

No injuries reported; firefighters prevented blaze from spreading

Child killed after being hit in driveway on Vancouver Island

The driver of the vehicle remained at the crash scene and is fully cooperating

Eating sandwiches, putting on makeup behind the wheel could land you a fine

RCMP say if you cause an accident while eating you could be penalized

Cat badly hurt in animal trap was likely stuck for days, B.C. owner says

Blu, a three-year-old house cat, suffered severe damage to his hind leg after being stuck in trap for days

Vancouver Island woman assaulted after confronting thief

RCMP warn residents to call for police assistance

Island Health issues safer drug-use tips ahead of music festival season

Health authority aims to reduce overdose risks at festivals

Most Read