From writing, travel and sports, to board games, woodworking and cooking, our SCI BC Peers share their passions, pastimes and expertise. See a hobby you’d like to know more about? Get in touch with any one of our expert Peers by contacting our InfoLine at 1-800-689-2477 or info@sci-bc.ca.

 Social Media & Podcasting

Get basic social media training:  marketmotive.com/social-media-training-courses/

Understand social media strategy: youtu.be/PbeCeWk0_S4?list=PLl50ZvqE4StbovaUxqo7twcoJVOwB6oE1

Find local podcaster meetup groups: meetup.com/YVRPodcasters/events/238890423/

Camping

Find adaptive outdoor adventure with the British Columbia Mobility Opportunity Society (BCMOS): bcmos.org/main/

Explore the outdoors from the comfort of your home with virtual tours of Northern BC Parks: sci-bc.ca/resource-centre/accessible-recreation-leisure/accessible-bc-virtual-tours/

Get out on the water with Power To Be: powertobe.ca/

Music

Find your instrument, record your album and connect with fellow musicians at the Vancouver Adaptive Music Society: vams.org/

Get inspired at Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Labs: vpl.ca/programs/cat/C1051

Woodworking

Learn how to make anything out of wood with Tetra Woodworking Shop.

Call or email Tetra office: 604-688-6464/info@tetrasociety.org or George Shipley: 604-596-9404 george_shipley@telus.net.

DIY/Maker Space

Come to WePress, a new and accessible art studio: wepress.ca

Work on personal design projects at Vancouver Hackspace, an accessible community studio: https://vanhack.ca/wp/

Cooking 

Learn more about Cory Parsons and his book – Cooking with Cory: http://coryparsons.com/

Learn 7 easy tips to make cooking more accessible with SCI BC: https://sci-bc.ca/7-easy-tips-to-make-cooking-more-accessible/

Games

Participate in fun game nights with Strategies Games & Hobbies: http://blog2.strategiesgames.ca/

Find local board game meet ups from Board Game Geek:   https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1116625/board-game-nights-vancouver

Find local board game meet ups from Meetup application: https://www.meetup.com/topics/board-games/ca/bc/vancouver/

Outdoor Wheeling 

Participate in wilderness recreation with British Columbia Mobility Opportunity Society: http://www.bcmos.org/main/

Get involved in hand cycling with the BC Handcycle Club: http://chairstuff.com/handcycle-club-bc/

Watch a video on accessible mountain biking with SCI BC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCRpgbgF6xk

Writing 

Join Vancouver Public Library’s writing and editing workshops: https://vpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index

Be a part of writing groups in BC with the Federation of BC Writers: http://www.bcwriters.ca/writers-groups/

Find local meet up groups with the Meetup application: https://www.meetup.com/topics/writing/ca/bc/vancouver/

Adventure Travel/Roadtrip

Explore BC’s greatest outdoor spaces with virtual tours of Northern BC Parks: https://sci-bc.ca/resource-centre/accessible-recreation-leisure/accessible-bc-virtual-tours/

Have access to nature with Power To Be: https://powertobe.ca/

Arts & Crafts

Keep up to date with weekly knit/crochet meet ups in Vancouver with West Coast Knitter’s Guild: http://westcoastknitters.org/happening/knitting-in-the-hood/

Take sewing classes in Vancouver with Vancouver Sewing Classes: http://www.sewingclassesvancouver.ca/ Wheelchair accessible

Dance/Theatre 

Be a part of Theatre Terrific’s classes, workshops and community: https://theatreterrificvancouver.wordpress.com/

Take inclusive dance lessons at All Bodies Dance: http://allbodiesdance.ca/ 

Watch a video on the All Bodies Dance Project: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhEO1ZAswtg

Join weekly dance meet ups with Fuse Wheelchair Dance: https://www.facebook.com/fusewheelchairdance/ 

Try wheelchair ballroom/precision dancing at Wheel Dance: www.wheeldance.ca
For more information, contact Toni Triplett at (604) 862.8761 or triplettmail@hotmail.com.

Photography

Visit Rich Green Photography for a beautiful collection of outdoor photographs: https://www.facebook.com/Green-Lens-Photography-257051147961807/

Be a part of SCI Outdoor Photography group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1610146852639250/

Visit Dannielle Hayes Photography for an assortment of photographs from her travels: dhayesfoto.com and https://www.youtube.com/user/dhayesfoto

Join Professional Women Photographers, an organization that supports female photographers : http://www.pwponline.org/

Adaptive Climbing

Be engaged in the Canadian rock climbing community with: http://canadianadaptiveclimbing.com/

Participate in outdoor recreational activities with Power To Be: https://powertobe.ca/adaptive-recreation/

Fitness

Be a part of adaptive, restorative and therapeutic yoga with Trinity Yoga: http://www.trinityyoga.net/

Participate in a variety of sports with BC Wheelchair Sports: http://www.bcwheelchairsports.com/

Try out Wheelchair Floorball, an adaption of ball hockey: BCWHEELCHAIRFLOORBALL@gmail.com

Have a personal fitness/rehab program that meets your needs with Ocean Rehab and Fitness: http://www.oceanrehabandfitness.com/

Use the wide variety of exercise equipment at the Physical Activity Research Centre: http://icord.org/parc/

Whatever your passion is, we hope you can explore it and have a great time!

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