Panel-2-Camp Easter Seal
Photograph ©David Stobbe, PhotoSensitive. Kids Who Can, PhotoSensitive in partnership with Easter Seals, 2012.
Camp Easter Seal offered wheelchair basketball and water-skiing for the first time in 2011, thanks to volunteers from the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association (SWSA) and Ski Ability. “We like to partner up with groups like that so that it’s sort of a win-win situation for both sides,” says camp manager Su Huynh. “We get the chance to offer (a sport) to our campers, and then they get the chance to see if they have anybody that would be interested in the long run to join their sports and possibly become an athlete, to represent Saskatoon or even Saskatchewan in one of the sport events.” After camp, eight-year-old Hunter Berg and his parents drove from Swift Current to Saskatoon to attend one of the SWSA’s basketball camps in Saskatoon. “His favourite thing at camp by far was basketball. He’s a sports fanatic,” says Hunter’s mom, Jennifer. “We’ve actually started sledge hockey as well with them, too.”