Friendship Link is an activities programme that runs three days a week out of Delta Community House. The programme includes morning and afternoon sessions and changes every four months. Some of the activities provided are Pamper, Art and Craft, Movement and Relaxation, Gardening, Cooking Classes, Walking and Aqua Jogging.
IMPACT is a Young Adults Programme for 18-36yrs with physical and intellectual disabilities. Participants enjoy a range of fun activities out and about in the Christchurch community. Time: Friday nights from 6pm-10pm. Good to know: Transport can be provided for those living within 6km of Delta Community Trust. Spaces are limited to 8 young adults so be in quick to register. Visit the Delta Trust website or contact Natalie for more information.
ParaFed Canterbury is one of the leading regional Para sports providers in New Zealand. Operating since 1967, we are a not-for-profit organisation, focusing on people with physical or visual impairments. We offer a variety of programmes and services to our members including Para sports programmes, adaptive equipment, sports wheelchairs and children’s after-school programmes. In addition, we offer a number of non-sports based programmes such as hydrotherapy pool sessions and a taxi fare discounts programme. If you have always wanted to be involved in sport, but have been unsure where to start, then we are here to help you.
Boccia is a sport similar to indoor bowls and petanque. It is a game of strategy and accuracy and is played on a flat, smooth surface. Players must throw or roll leather balls as close as possible to a white target ball (the jack). It is played by people with cerebral palsy or impairments that affect motor skills. Times: Saturday 10.00am-12.00pm (club training) and Thursday 4.30pm-5.30pm (junior training). Cost: $40.00 (juniors), $80.00 (club). Location: Bishopdale YMCA. Good to know: There are opportunities to compete in Boccia at school events, club tournaments, the Halberg Games, the South Island Championships and the NZ Nationals.
ParaFed Canterbury offers sport and recreation programmes for people living in Canterbury with physical and visual impairments. Our Junior Sports Programmes offer younger members exciting action-packed sessions across a variety of sports. Sessions are run in a fun and supportive environment. The programme promotes a pathway for children to one day participate in competitive sport. Come and try sports such as athletics, swimming, boccia, wheelchair basketball, ten-pin bowling , triathlon and golf.