November 2, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

Cannabis: Can it Help Those With Spinal Cord Injuries?

O Canaba, our home we grow 4 plants, True patriot buds, in one household one grand, grams. With growing large, we see them rise, Skunk, dank, green, grass, weed. From far and wide O Canaba, we stand on guard for trees. Gods keep our land, free of mold and mites.…

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October 24, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Para-Badminton Nationals

Para-Badminton Nationals were held at the Vancouver Lawn, Tennis, and Badminton Club September 5-8, 2018 for the second year in a row. There are six sport classes in Para-Badminton. Two wheelchair classes (WH1 & WH2), two standing classes (SL3 & SL4), one standing class for upper limb impairment (SU5) and…

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August 30, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

The Western Canadian Wheely Open: A Resounding Success!

This past month of August was one for the record books. From the sauna like conditions of the extreme heat and dryness, to the numerous wildfires as a result, August 2018 will be one we will not forget. This can also be said for the first ever wheelchair floorball-hockey tournament…

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July 25, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Western Canadian Wheely Open 2018

August 18th and 19th 2018 will mark the first ever wheelchair floorball-hockey tournament played on Canadian soil, or on Canadian floor to be more precise. The gymnasium at Trinity Western University in Langley will host these games and will be home to visitors from as far as Austria who will…

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June 21, 2018

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Scotiabank Half-Marathon Charity Challenge in Support of Spinal Cord Injury BC

It is hard to believe this weekend on June 24th marks the 20th anniversary of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon, it also hard to believe 1998 was 20 years ago. This year marks the 4th time that I will be participating in this particular race. But for me, it is much more than a…

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

National Sledge Hockey Championship 2018

The BC Provincial Sledge Hockey team played in the 3rd annual National Sledge Hockey Championship held at the Richmond Olympic Oval this year. The tournament took place May 11-13 and played host to incredible action from four of the top teams from across the country, including two-time defending champs Alberta,…

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November 30, 2017

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Importance of Fitness for the Spinal Cord Injury Community

It is no secret that being physically active is important, but this is of the utmost importance for those living with a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). People living with SCI are more prone to health risks such as blood clots and obesity, which could lead to more complex cardiovascular diseases.…

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November 16, 2015

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Sledge Hockey Showdown

After 6 years of hosting successful sledge hockey tournaments for community members, Sportability BC will team up with the Surrey Sport and Recreation Centre to host another great opportunity for businesses and community partners to play in the 7th Annual Sledge Hockey Showdown. Every year, the Showdown brings over 100…

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June 23, 2015

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

Is a Co-Op the Right Accommodation for You? Things You Should Know About Housing Cooperatives

Broadview Housing Cooperative Located on West Broadway and Waterloo, Vancouver, B.C., is where I’ve called home for the past 6 years. I found out about this place through word of mouth at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre where I work out in the gym on a regular basis. After applying and…

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April 22, 2015

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Kyle Gieni, Resource Coordinator, PIRC

“Changing Minds, Changing Lives” – Encouraging Involvement in Disabled Sports

National Women’s Sledge Hockey Captain, Peggy Assinck, and ten year National Wheelchair Rugby veteran, Trevor Hirschfield, recently shared their stories and broke down barriers regarding disabled sports in Canada. Changing Minds, Changing Lives is a program that educates healthcare professionals, students, and community groups on the benefits of sports and…

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