Skill Development with a Splash!

Prospect clients started their week off with a splash in the Watersports program! With leadership and expertise from the students in the Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership program at Mount Royal, we kayaked through the pool with ease.

Kayaking can be an intimidating sport, but also provides us with a myriad of opportunities to develop important skills.  Through the Watersports program clients work to develop sport related skills such as: water safety and awareness, balance, propulsion, directional control and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.   With guidance and support from Prospect staff and our community partners, our group of keen kayakers also work to develop important essential skills such as: effective communication and teamwork, emotional recognition and regulation, task initiation and completion, responsibility, and more!

This program would not be possible without the generous support of our community partners. A special thanks to Aquabatics Calgary for providing kayaks for our clients and staff, and to SAIT Athletics and Recreation for providing us water to practice our skills on during the Winter months.

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Skating into Skill Development

Prospect’s Outdoor Pursuits team works to provide exciting opportunities for clients with the goal of developing skills through intentional outdoor and fitness programming, leading towards meaningful employment!

The purpose of the Skating program is to challenge pre-existing behaviours and habits associated with learning new and difficult skills.  Through this program clients have the chance to try skating for the first time, or improve on their existing abilities in a safe and supportive environment.  While learning the movement skills important to skating, clients are also developing essential skills such as: hazard identification, social awareness, self-awareness, emotion recognition and regulation, following rules and instructions, and effective verbal communication.

On this particular day, clients brought their new and improved skating skills to an outdoor rink for a round of hockey.  With hockey adding additional challenges and opportunities for skill development, clients were able to adapt their skills to a new environment while working to become resilient in their challenges and failures.