Program Information

PAAL is a program for children and youth with physical and intellectual impairments. The goal is to provide a variety of physical activity experiences with an emphasis on fun, skill development, and social interaction. 


For those participants unable to participate in any of the following activities, there will be other activities provided.

Aquatics: Water safety, continuous activity, and games are used to provide participants with new challenges. The water’s relaxing effect and stimulating qualities are used to develop lifetime skills.

Movement Education: Through music and voice sounds participants are encouraged to explore spatial and body awareness. Creativity, musicality, and self-expression are emphasized.

Gymnastics/Creative Games: Participants explore movement patterns at their own pace. The surroundings and available apparatus are appropriate for rolling, tumbling, and balancing, as well as a number of gymnastic and creative games. These include sending, receiving, dodging and evading.


Summer Camp 2022

The PAAL Camp is a designed for children and youth between the ages of five and 18 who are visually and/or hearing impaired, physically and/or developmentally delayed. The camp provides many opportunities to be physically active, socialize with others, work on skill development and have lots of fun in the sun. Volunteers will assist the participants through the various activities during the week, which include soccer, golf, tennis, track and field, swimming, nature hikes and grass games.

Fall/Winter Program

Fall Session: TBD
Winter Session:

Child PAAL
Ages 5 – 10
Ages 11 - 18

Teen/Adult PAAL
Ages 11 and up

PAAL Swimmers

PAAL Swimmers allows those individuals with cognitive or physical impairments an opportunity to gain physical fitness through a recreational, non-competitive swim program. Participants will receive instruction on specific stroke techniques through the swim workout format to include various drills adapted to meet the various needs of the swimmers involved. Must be able to swim 50 metres independently. Coaches will be present to work with the participants, please not this is not a one on one experience.

PAAL Learn-to-Swim

With an instructor to four participants ratio and volunteer assistance, PAAL participants can learn fundamental as well as advance techniques to swimming. Please note that this will not be a one on one experience.

PAAL Fitness
PAAL Fitness is for adults 18 and older with physical and/or cognitive impairments. The program is designed to provide opportunities for strength training and cardio fitness through an environment that is both structured, supervised, and social.  volunteers are present to work one on one with the participant.  


People interested in volunteering to work with the PAAL program need to fill out a Volunteer application and get a Criminal Record Check (volunteer forms available to take to City Police in order to wave the fees). If you are interested in volunteering for PAAL please email 

Download and print our volunteer application form below and drop if off in PAC 222.


For more information contact:

Kim Jones
PAAL Coordinator