PARC Programs

WCballroomPARC hosts several different exciting activities throughout the year, including adapted fitness classes, wheelchair ballroom dancing, and GameCycle Mario Kart competitions.

Our current program offerings are listed below.

Adapted yoga

Adaptive yoga is run three times a week: a class for ambulatory individuals is run on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30, while a seated yoga is held on Wednesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 and Fridays from 11am to noon, and seated yoga classes run on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4:30 and Fridays from 11:00-12:00. The instructor is Bobbie Seale-Cobiskey from Yogability. Classes are held in PARC.

The first class is free; subsequent classes are by donation. All PARC participants and community members are welcome! Please contact Sharon if you have any inquiries.

Adaptive Boxing

An adaptive boxing class now runs on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 and Saturdays from 1:30 to 2:30. The class consists of circuit training and boxing with a partner. Spots are limited and are on a first come first serve basis.

Langara RMT Massages

PARC has partnered with the Langara RMT Program, who offers free hour long massages to PARC participants on Mondays between the times of 12:45 – 3:45. Sign up for massages begins on Tuesdays.

Wheelchair table tennis

Two ping-pong tables are available in PARC, and is currently available for everyone Mondays from 5-7 and Fridays 3-5. Paddles and balls provided. An adapted tool is available for picking up ping pong balls.

Also, if you are interested in being part of a weekly league or tournament play, or need some pointers, please contact Kip or Megan.

Wheelchair ballroom dancing

Fuse Wheelchair Dance takes place on Saturdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Everyone is welcome, no experience required!

Fitness classes

Sign up now for the next session of lunchtime fitness classes in the BSCC. Taught by professional instructors, classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 to 1:00 in the Access Lab on the ground floor. The Fall session starts on September 8th/10th and runs through December 15th to 17th. Beginners welcome!

Tuesdays with Alison: pilates meets bootcamp. This class includes lots of variation and challenges, with some standing/balance work plus a 2-and-a-half-minutes-of-plank challenge.
Thursdays with Kate: yoga meets pilates. This is a more gentle class with lots of stretching but also some good core work.

Prices are as follows:

  • Tuesdays AND Thursdays (all 30 classes): $210
  • Either Tuesdays OR Thursdays (15 classes): $115
  • 10-class drop-in: $85 (must be used within the Fall session)
  • Single drop-in: $10

Please email Cheryl if you are interested.

Community organizations

If you are interested in opportunities outside of ICORD and PARC, please consult Spinal Cord Injury BC’s Resource Centre.