Bike Camp 2016-------- A Success!

The BC Child Development Centres 3rd Annual Bike Camp:  Was held in Houston and Smithers from July 4th to July 7th. Bike Camp is designed for children ages 5-12 who require extra support in learning to ride a bike. Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Therapy Assistants, Support Workers, Bulkley Valley CDC staff, and community volunteers support the children one-to-one to develop their skills to ride. We had 14 participants this year and 6 of those children children progressed from run bikes to independent pedaling and everyone increased their skills! The Houston and Smithers RCMP and the Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association also came out to both communities to teach the riders some safety tips! It was a great week!!

The Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre would like to send a big THANK-YOU to our sponsors who made Bike 2016 a huge success!!

Thanks @VarietyBC for partnering with us to help kids with special needs enjoy a safe and inclusive camp environment.  Thanks also to Dungate Community Forests, Glacier Toyota Smithers, Bulkley Valley Wholesale, C.O.B Bike Shop, Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association, Sport Check, Smithers and Houston RCMP, Northwest Supported Child Development,CCRR, and the Houston Public Library.

(BV CDC Staff-Gabriel Newman, Kaila Greenlees, Kathy Rooke, Nellie Dow, Eric Cameron)

The summer camp experience is one that every child should have the chance to enjoy. Variety - The Children’s Charity was pleased to partner with the Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre by providing funding that helped kids with special needs benefit from activities that foster development, while having fun and triumphing through challenges in a safe and inclusive camp environment.

To learn more about Variety or our individual grant opportunities visit www.variety.bc.ca

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