The purpose of the Dragon Boating program is to offer young adults with autism the benefits of being part of a dragon boat team in a safe and supportive environment. This program is a great opportunity for participants to work on fitness, team building and social skills. The I CAN Paddle program is possible due to the partnership with the Britannia Community Centre. Participants in this program are training to compete in the
Each lesson is 2 hours, once per week, for 12 weeks. The ratio of staff/volunteers to participants will be 1:3.
- Aged 16-30 years
- Have an autism diagnosis
- Commit to attend the program on a weekly basis
- Commit to participate in both the practice regatta and the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival competition