A ski and snowboard treasure hunt with three levels of ability will take place at Sunshine Village, April 9.
Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre (RMA) will host its third annual ShredAbility fundraising event at Sunshine – an all mountain treasure hunt offering a chance to win great prizes donated by the community.
RMASC is a registered charity that aims to provide any individual with a disability the chance to access all sport and recreational activities in the Canadian Rockies. Based in Canmore, the group enables adults and children with physical, intellectual, cognitive, or developmental impairments to participate in activities available in the Bow Valley (including Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and surrounding areas).
RMASC operates as a charity and is always in need of monetary donations to help the operation continue offering accessible activities for people of all abilities. It is currently involved with its busiest winter season to date, offering individuals the opportunity to take part in skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
Participants can register as an individual or a team of two. If you want to register, but don’t have a partner, RMSCA will help in finding one to create a team. Included is a lift ticket to Sunshine Village, breakfast, barbecue lunch, treasure hunt with adaptive challenges and prizes giving for highest fundraiser, best costume, fastest team, slowest team and winners of the challenge areas.
“We have three areas of entry with green, blue and black relating to the ski run difficulty ratings, and they start at the base, get breakfast provided and they get given their first clue and head up on their treasure hunt,” said RMA executive assistant Vick McCulloch. “You can take part at your own pace, it’s all in the manner of a great cause and having fun.
“We’re obviously making it a charity event that caters to people with different abilities and we’re definitely trying to cater it to everyone, so if you do want to race around, that’s great, but we also have a prize for the slowest team, best costume and biggest fundraiser and lots of different prizes to get as many different teams involved.”
A silent auction will also be held during the day and will be open to all of the public, even if you’re not registered for the treasure hunt.
“Teams of two are required, and the registration cutoff date is April 4. Participants are required to raise $200 for each participant and sign up on the Rocky Mountain Adaptive website to start raising money,” McCulloch said. “A big thank you to Sunshine, with this being our third year there.”
Funds raised during ShredAbility go toward helping run the day-to-day operations of the organization, program activities and events it provides. The event gives individuals the chance to enjoy sport and recreation. The treasure hunt is open to all, however, in order to complete the clues, it does help to know your way around Sunshine.
To register for ShredAbility, visit www.rockymountainadaptive.com taking place Saturday, April 9.
A sample of donated prizes include, a Bow River ride for two from Discover Banff Tours, a night at the Fairmont Hot Springs, a cooler from Ski Celler, mug infuser and tea from David’s Tea, stays with Clique Hotels, Playmobil toys from Hi Jinx, Kicking Horse Coffee and many others.