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Leisure in Fun Environments (L.I.F.E. Program)

The L.I.F.E. program encompasses the variety of programs and services provided through the RBC Therapeutic Recreation & Wellness Program, the Active Living Centre and Summer Day Camps at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children. These programs are funded entirely through the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation. We are extremely grateful to the sponsors of the L.I.F.E. programs!

The RBC Therapeutic Recreation & Wellness Program

The goal of the RBC Therapeutic Recreation & Wellness Program is to provide programming that gives children with physical disabilities or special needs more opportunities to engage in leisure and recreation, to make new friends and, most of all, to have fun!

Activities and Programs

Preschool Music Therapy

Led by a certified Music Therapist, preschool-aged children enjoy 45 minutes of interactive music.

 

After-School Cooking Clubs

Our highly successful club for youth in grades 7 to 12 provides students with the opportunity, tools and support to make an entire meal, to socialize and meet new friends. The club meets once a week from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and works with RCC staff and volunteers.

 

Saturday Cooking Clubs

We have added a weekend Cooking Club that will take place at the North Centennial Recreation Centre.

 

Saturday Night For Teens

A fun monthly program for youths and young adults aged 12 to 21. Activities include music, adapted dance, art, and food preparation.  Twelve youth attend each month. The program runs from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

Spring Festival

Spring Festival will take place on May 24, 2015 at RCC. Activities are carnival-themed and will include: cookie decorating, bean bag toss, arts and crafts, face painting, bowling, side-walk chalk, sensory garden, and other outdoor activities!  For more information, click here.

 

Bike Days–Sunday, May 17, May 24, June 7 and June 14, 2015

Take a cruise down Wellington Crescent! This is a great time to come and try out some of our specialized and adapted bikes trikes. Many of our bikes are available for loan periods of two weeks. A physiotherapist is on-site to help choose the best option. Please register in advance to help with planning. Click here for more information! On June 7, 2015 only, there will also be a sensory garden experience, group games, and DIY craft to take home!

 

Bowling Days

Held in various communities within Manitoba, these are fun times to get together with other families and check out some adapted equipment.

 

Swim Days

Come and try out some of our adapted and specialized flotation aids. Staff support is available to help with changing and getting in and out of the pool.  Please contact us ahead of time if you would like assistance.

 

Stonewall Saturdays

For youth aged 12-21, this is a monthly Saturday recreation program in Stonewall including music, art, dance and food preparation.

 

For more information about these programs, please contact:

Carol Kehler at (204) 235-8873 or by email at ckehler@rccinc.ca

Kristin Ryz at (204) 235-8873 or by email at kryz@rccinc.ca

 

To register, or to be added to our notification list, please contact Yvonne at (204) 453-9821.

 

Sun and Fun–a Camp for Developing Abilities

Are you looking for something fun and active for your child to do this summer? Are you looking for a summer day camp that will offer a variety of social, sport and movement opportunities within a group setting? Consider the Sunlife summer day camps offered at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.  Children and teens experience fun-filled days structured to challenge their abilities and expose them to new activities with opportunities to learn new skills.  Adaptations are made to enable everyone to participate at their own skill level.  Some activities include: music, boccia, biking, sailing, bowling, floor hockey and swimming!

To download an information brochure about camps, click here.

To download an application form (please print off, fill in and fax it or mail to us), please click here.

 

The Active Living Centre

The goal of the Active Living Centre is to promote active living and healthy lifestyles by making it easier for children with disabilities and their families to increase their recreation and leisure activities at home, school and in the community.

The following items are available for sign-out upon the recommendation of the child’s physiotherapist or occupational therapist. (please click on the picture for a larger image)

For more information, please contact Carol Kehler at (204) 235-8873.