OUR LOGO &
Our logo represents a rock
carving found in Norway and reputed to be over 4000 years old, providing
the first evidence of skiing in world history.
Ski For Light: A six day cross-country
ski event, held in Canada every year benefitting blind, visually impaired,
and mobility impaired persons.
Ski for Light Motto: "If I can do
this, I can do anything."
is a program of
cross-country skiing, or ski touring, for visually impaired and other physically
is modeled after the Knight's
Race (Ridderrennet) in Norway, held annually since 1964 with international
is a way for disabled people
to get involved in vigorous physical activity.
is a way to enjoy the
brings together handicapped
and non-handicapped people from throughout Canada.
is a one-to-one program providing
a sighted guide/instructor for each participant.
is social interaction between
participants, guides, committee members and local people involved in the
teaches cross-country skiing
to as many disabled people as possible, with the idea that they may continue
to enjoy the sport after returning to their home
offers an opportunity to
participate in recreational ski touring as well as competitive cross-country
is a way to promote good health
at a time when unhealthy living habits abound.
is a challenge to explore
and put to good use our human potential.
can provide the key to a new
awareness of what the blind and other handicapped people can do.
WANT TO GET
Ski for Light's activities
for disabled people are one-to-one programs. Experienced cross country skiers
who would like to volunteer as instructor/guides during the official Ski
for Light events, or who would like to ski with handicapped people in their
home areas on an informal basis, are invited to contact Ski for Light (Canada)
Inc. Follow-up activity in one's familiar environment is as important as
the program itself.
If you would like to sponsor Ski for
Light, we ask you to please contact us. If you are not in a position to join
us on the ski trail, but you like what we are doing and wish to support Ski
for Light by either donating funds or your time, we would be very happy to
hear from you. We would be glad to add your name to the mailing list for
the Ski for Light Newsletter, but ask that a $5 donation accompany your request.
This would help to pay for newsletter production and mailing costs.