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March 9, 2006
Leanne Keyko Awarded CAAWS WISE
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and
Physical Activity (CAAWS) announced today the
names of the twelve recipients of its
grants of $900 (see list below). The
WISE (Women in
Sport Encouragement) Fund was developed in response to the
ongoing financial need within the sport community.
January 21, 2006
The Steadward Centre Travels to
London for FES Rowing
January 15 - 21, 2006 proved to be an eventful
week for the Steadward Centre as a few of our staff had the opportunity
to visit London (England) for a whirlwind trip. The trip was
planned with the goal of providing the Steadward Centre team more
knowledge with regards to FES rowing and it's beneficial applications.
January 5, 2006
In Memory of A Dear Friend,
Colleague, and Advocate -- Ewen Robert Nelson -- Student Fellowship
It is with great sadness that we share with you
the news of Ewen Nelson passing on January 5, 2006 at the age of 48
years. Ewen Nelson was the Manager of Information Systems for The
Steadward Centre, where he worked for over fifteen years.
January 1, 2006
The Steadward Centre Announces New
On behalf of The Steadward Centre, we are pleased to announce the
appointment of Dr. Donna Goodwin as the Director of The Steadward Centre
for Personal & Physical Achievement. Dr. Goodwin leaves the College of
Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan to join the Faculty of
Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She
will begin her new role January 3, 2006.
December 2, 2005
Official Opening of the C.A.G.E.
(The Centre for Adapted Group and Individual Exercise)
November 29, 2005
Drs. Gary McPherson and
Robert Steadward Receive Alberta Centennial Awards for Sport and Recreation
On December 8 the Alberta
Centennial Awards for Sport and Recreation will honour ten academics
associated with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical
Education & Recreation in a ceremony in Red Deer. Some of the awards
will be made posthumously. This one time award, which recognizes
athletes, coaches, builders and leaders, among others, honours 100
Albertans from across the province for their outstanding contributions
to the field.
November 25, 2005
The Steadward Centre Goes Wall Climbing at Urban Uprising.
The Steadward Centre teamed up with Urban Uprising for an afternoon
filled with smiles, exercise, and plenty of wall climbing! The
event was a roaring success! Visit our
wall climbing photo
gallery for pictures of the day's happenings.
October 12, 2005
Karen Robinson wins National Award!
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability has
named Karen Robinson as the 2005 recipient of the Gerry York Moving to
Inclusion Award. This award recognizes outstanding work carried out in
Canadian communities and schools that promotes and advances the
inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in physical activity
Read the story here
on the Physical Education and Recreation website or on the Active
Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability website.
Running Room Presents Fall Classic Road Race
2005 Running Room Fall Classic 5 & 10 Miler Run & Walk will
be held on October 23, 2005. Proceeds from the event go to
support The Steadward Centre. Visit our Fall
Classic Page for details.
August 8, 2005
New Name for Children & Youth Programs
The Centre's Children and Youth Programs originally titled
"Youth Activation Station", but now will be known as CAGE: Centre
for Adapted Group and Individual Exercise.
The new name better reflects the program, and uses the name of the
program's training area in the Universiade Pavillion (Butterdome),
commonly known as "The Cage". Visit the CAGE
pages for more information about the programs.
ARPA National Conference - Active Living for Citizens with
The Steadward Centre will be the site for one of the of-site tours
from the ARPA National Conference - 2005 Symposium on Active Leisure
for Citizens with a Disability. Visit www.2005.arpaonline.ca/alcd/
The schedule and description of the visit is on-line at: www.2005.arpaonline.ca/alcd/13.html
June 29, 2005
Construction Notice - Access to VVC North Doors
Renovations to accommodate the new DATS Passenger Drop Off outside
the north side of the Van Vliet Centre will start the week of July 4th
(area between VVC and SUB). Access through the west wing north doors
will be maintained but access into the ice arena through the main
arena doors will be closed off throughout the construction period. The
roadway between Van Vliet Centre and SUB will be partially barricaded
to allow for the construction activities, but through access will be
maintained for deliveries to SUB and the Administration building. It
is anticipated that this construction will be completed by mid-August.
June 6, 2005
Youth Activation Station Opens
Innovative new programs get underway
for children and youth with disabilities.
June 1, 2005
Wheelchair Tennis Program Resumes
Follow this link for a small poster for our new Wheelchair
Tennis Program, being run with Wheelchair Sports Alberta and
the Saville Sports Centre. Three new tennis wheelchairs have
been obtained with a grant from Wheelchair Sports Alberta!
May 4, 2005
Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion Event
Sunday, June 12, 2005 the 3rd Annual Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion
event took place in every Province and Territory across Canada.
If you are interested in biking, wheeling, skating, walking or running
the designated course next year in Edmonton to make a difference in people's
lives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rick Hansen Man In Motion
Foundation is a registered charitable organization and an
international leader in the field of spinal cord injury. To date, the
Foundation has made an impact on the field of $158 million.
Visit our Rick Hansen Wheels in Motion
April 8, 2005
World Masters Games Update
our World Masters Games Page
for information on the upcoming World Masters Games to be held in
Edmonton, July 22-31, 2005. There are plenty of opportunities
for participants or volunteers with disabilities.
April 6, 2005
New Program Manager at TSC
Kate Zmurchyk has been hired as the new Manager of Fitness and
Lifestyle Programs at The Steadward Centre. She has been working
in he position in an acting capacity since the end of January.
We are glad to have her formally appointed to the position!
Silent Auction Fundraiser
Throughout April, a silent auction will be held at the Garneau
Safeway. The Auction Page lists the items, and shows approx.
retail value and photos of most items. Make a bid... see what
you can get!
March 10, 2005
Rick Hansen Visits Edmonton to Launch Wheels in Motion Event
Hansen launched the 2005 Edmonton Wheels in Motion event on Thursday,
March 10. The Steadward Centre will benefit from the funds
raised locally - they will go to help fund the SCITCS FES Exercise Clinic. The event take place at Varsity Field, University of
Alberta. Register today!!
March 6, 2005
Indoor Classic and Police vs. Media Challenge at West Edmonton Mall
Our annual fun run took place on Sunday March 6... members of the
Edmonton Police Service took on members of the local media in a short
course wheelchair race. Visit the Indoor
Classic Information Page. Watch for next year's event...
even bigger and better!
Show Your Heart Day at Garneau Safeway
The “Show Your Heart Day” campaign at the Garneau Safeway on
February 12th was a huge success! The Steadward Centre had many
volunteers on hand promoting the event, and coupon books sold like
hotcakes! Please visit our Show
Your Heart Photo Page.
January 28, 2005
Staff Changes at The Steadward Centre
Both Dr. Garry Wheeler and William Gill left their employment at
The Steadward Centre on Friday, January 28, 2005. Dr. Wheeler
will be joining the MS Society of Canada, Alberta Division as
Vice-President Client Services. He starts there on January 31,
2005. William Gill will be pursuing a dream to pursue his dream
of developing an adventure camp/farm experience for people with a
disability. He hopes to have his business up and running sometime in
the summer or fall of 2005.
We wish them both the very best for their future success and thank
them for their years of dedication to The Steadward Centre making
a difference in the lives of people with disability.
In the interim, Dr. Gary McPherson will be the
acting Director, and Kate Zmurchyk will be the acting Program Manager.
January 14, 2005
The WORLD MASTER GAMES will be in Edmonton from July 22 – 31,
If you are over 30 years of age, and have a passion for competition,
the Games are for you! The event will bring together about 16,000
able-bodied and disabled athletes from around the world, some of whom
are former champions in their sport, to compete and enjoy the festival
atmosphere of the Games.
PASSION QUALIFIES YOU! The Games welcomes people of all skill
levels from recreational to elite, and there is no upper age limit.
Medal events for competitors with disabilities are: athletics, rowing,
shooting, swimming, table tennis, tennis and triathlon.
Come on out, meet new people and have fun this summer, at the World
The Games also requires volunteers. For information on athlete and
volunteer registration visit www.2005worldmasters.com. The website of
the International Masters Games Association (www.imga-masters.com)
also contains essential information on Games guidelines.
World Masters Games Office: Phone: 780-822-2005 or Fax:
780-822-2100 Web: www.2005worldmasters.com
Because We Care Update
The Steadward Centre will be raffling four lovely gift baskets during
January as part of the Safeway Because We Care Program (see
below). Please come see us at the Garneau Safeway on any
Saturday through the month. The Because
We Care Page has more details.
FES Rowing Project at the British Indoor Rowing Championships
Please view the BIRC FES Rowing webpage
for details of the latest success of the FES Rowing Project.
December 3, 2004
On December 3 - in support of "International Day of Disabled
Persons", two local locations of East Side Mario's donated $1.00 from each entrée sold to The Steadward Centre for
Personal & Physical Achievement. Visit the East Side
Mario's page for more details.
November 27, 2004
Steadward Centre is the current recipient of the Garneau Safeway's
Because We Care Fundraising and Awareness Campaign. The Because
We Care Page has more details.
May 1, 2004
The Steadward Centre teamed with several other
local associations to host a conference to discuss the issue of
inclusion. Inclusion or Illusion? was held April 30
and May 1, 2004. Our thanks to all the registrants, speakers,
sponsors, staff and volunteers. The Conference Page has more details about the
Visit the University
of Alberta Press to see details of a new Adapted Physical Activity
textbook edited by Drs. Steadward, Wheeler and Watkinson.
August 23, 2003
2003 marked the Twenty-fifth Anniversary of The Steadward Centre.
Originally the “Research and Training Centre for Athletes with a
Disability”, The Steadward Centre has been a presence at the U of A
for 25 years. A 25th Anniversary Celebration with activities
was held on Saturday, August 23, 2003 at Foote Field to mark the occasion. Visit
our special web pages with the story and photos of
Should you have any questions or wish more information about these or any
other TSC events or news, please use the
"Contact Us" link on the left hand side of this page.