Breaking Barriers on the Slopes: Lepine Apartments' Support for Canadian Adaptive Disabled Snowsports (CADS)

August 23, 2023

Lepine Apartments has always believed in a hands-on approach to business and charitable endeavors. It comes as no surprise that many of the company's philanthropic ventures have a personal connection. When choosing charitable initiatives, Lepine Apartments prioritizes causes that resonate with their values and experiences. That's why the decision to join Canadian Adaptive Disabled Snowsports (CADS) in their efforts to provide people with physical challenges the chance to experience the joys of winter sports without barriers was an easy one.

The Birth of CADS and Their Mission In 1976, Canadian Adaptive Disabled Snowsports (CADS) was established as a registered charity overseeing adaptive ski and snowboard programs in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. With a mission to empower over 2,100 participants living with disabilities, CADS strives to promote fun and active lifestyles by fostering a healthy environment with accessibility for all members and breaking down barriers to sports participation.

A Proud Partnership: Supporting Adaptive Skiing and Beyond Lepine Apartments takes immense pride in supporting CADS through various channels. They actively sponsor CADS' adaptive ski program, which introduces individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities to the exhilarating world of alpine skiing. The organization also extends their sponsorship to CADS' golf tournament, a fantastic event that helps raise funds and awareness for their noble cause. Furthermore, Lepine Apartments takes an active role in launching day programs specially designed for youth and adults living with disabilities across Ottawa, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to experience the thrill of winter sports.

Making Winter Sports Accessible: Adaptive Techniques and Equipment: Skiing is an inherently inclusive sport, and with the aid of adaptive techniques and specialized equipment, it has proven to be accessible to individuals with a range of physical and cognitive impairments. CADS employs innovative equipment such as Bi-Ski Sitski, Mono Sit Ski, Long Pole, Snow Slider, and Outriggers, which enable people with conditions like spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and limited mobility to participate fully in the joy of skiing.

Shared Values: Inclusivity and Equal Opportunity: With a motto of "Fun, Inclusion, and Respect," CADS mirrors the core family values cherished by Lepine Apartments. The alignment is undeniable, making the sponsorship of CADS a natural and meaningful partnership for Lepine Apartments. By supporting CADS' mission to provide safety, fun, and compassion to each participant, Lepine Apartments reinforces their commitment to inclusivity and equal opportunity.

Lepine Apartments stands proudly by Canadian Adaptive Disabled Snowsports (CADS), breaking barriers on the slopes and empowering individuals with disabilities to experience the magic of winter sports. Through their hands-on approach to philanthropy and unwavering commitment to inclusivity, Lepine Apartments continues to make a positive impact on the lives of many, fostering a more inclusive and compassionate community for all.

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