“It’s not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmond Hillary
Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RMA) is a registered charity whose aim is to provide any individual with a disability the chance to access all sport and recreational activities in the Canadian Rockies. RMA is an adaptive sport organisation who enables adults and children with physical, intellectual, cognitive, or developmental impairments to participate in all the fantastic sports and adventure activities available in the beautiful Bow Valley (including Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and its surrounding areas). Our programs and activities are available to both locals and tourists from around the world.
The idea of RMA has been our dream for some time. It started with adaptive ski lessons at Sunshine Village Ski Resort benefitting local children from Banff and Canmore. These lessons progressed into the development of the RMA 10 Week Ski and Snowboard Program which now boasts over 40 participants. The program enriches the lives of local children and their families, some coming from as far as Edmonton.
We offer an abundance of Winter and Summer activities and programs which enable children and adults with disabilities to experience the our many sports and recreation.
Here at Rocky Mountain Adaptive, our dream is to promote and develop opportunities in all sport and recreation in the area and to make these opportunities available to everyone. We have seen first hand the benefits of participation in sport and recreation in our programs. These benefits go further than just the social aspects of equality and inclusion, extending to personal benefits that include increased independence, self esteem, strength, coordination, mobility, health, and the general well being.
Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RMA) is a not-for-profit charity, whose mission is to enable all children and adults with physical, developmental, and/or cognitive challenges to participate, learn, and excel in all sports and recreational activities in the Canadian Rockies. NO LIMITS!
Our Mission is simple to understand. We want the individuals that we serve and provide opportunities for, to strive and persevere to overcome any challenges that present themselves in order to achieve the fulfillment of our aims.
‘NO LIMITS’ is more than just a phrase, it is a mentality of many individuals with varying challenges. No matter what difficulties or obstacles lay in the way of achieving a goal, there is the determination and solutions to overcome them. RMA will aim to cultivate this mentality and spread it to others that we meet and that use our services, as well as applying the same mentality to the growth and development of our own organization.
“A world where there are no limits to adaptive mountain sport and recreation.”
We look forward to seeing you in the mountains soon.
Address: 2-201 Carey, Canmore, AB, T1W 2R7
Phone: 403 431 1354