This year's Herb Bradley Challenge goes Sunday

Herb Bradley Challenge goes Feb. 15

Still time to sign up for VISAS' biggest fundraiser of the year

There’s still time to register a team for the 2015 Herb Bradley Challenge which takes place Sunday, Feb. 15 on Mount Washington. Over the years, many Vancouver Island businesses and families have supported this annual event by entering a team for a fun day on the slopes.

The Herb Bradley Challenge (HBC), named after the founder of adaptive snowsports in the Comox Valley, is Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports’ (VISAS) main fundraiser. Proceeds from this event support adaptive snowboard and ski programs for 500-plus participants each season.

“This fundraiser,” said 2015 HBC organizer Brian Gorman, “provides the dollars to run our Winter Sports Festival, the racing program, and upgrade our adaptive ski and snowboard equipment.” With the generous support from Peter Gibson and his team at Mount Washington, VISAS’ program has grown to be one of the biggest in western Canada, offering people with physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities, the opportunity to get out each winter and have fun on the slopes and trails.

“To join in the fun on Feb. 15 just round up three people willing to attach themselves to skis or snowboards and navigate down a gentle slalom course,” added Gorman. “No experience is required.” The entry fee is only $300 and includes lift tickets for the day and lunch, and includes a charitable donation.

“Each team will be allocated one of our smiling students for the race. And the team closest to their guesstimate time is the winner,” added Gorman. “The short race takes place in the morning and you have the rest of the day to enjoy the mountain experience.”

Are you a business owner looking to reward employees with a team building experience on the slopes? Want to get together a group of friends and family to support a great cause, then consider entering a team in this year’s Herb Bradley Challenge.

For more information on the Herb Bradley Challenge contact Brian Gorman at 250-218-6335, email:

For additional information and/or to download a HBC registration form, just click onto And check out VISAS’ exciting promotional video on its homepage, join VISAS’ Facebook page, and view highlights from this year’s festival at VISAS’ Flickr site.


– Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowsports



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