Adaptive Sports Foundation: a tale of resilience, inclusion, and snow!

Adaptive Sports Foundation: a tale of resilience, inclusion, and snow!

Didier Prince is one of the many disabled skiers that participate in the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s ski days at Owl’s Head.

Photo credit : Didier Prince

By Emilie Hackett, Brome County News – Peter Treacy suffered extensive third-degree burns and lost his leg following a tragic car accident in 1980. However, he did not let that define him. Treacy went on to inspire others and bring back joy into the lives of disabled Quebecers when he founded the Adaptive Sports Foundation (ASF) in 1995. What began as an adapted ski school at Owl’s Head and counted five students and 10 volunteers quickly became one of the Eastern Townships’ most revered organizations. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, ASF encompasses over 200 volunteers and operates with several mobile units, allowing a multitude of disabled skiers to participate in the program. ASF also includes a winter camp for injured soldiers and a summer program where participants can do adapted waterskiing, tubing, canoeing, and kayaking. See full story in the March 5 edition of the Brome County News.

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