Sport Surrey Resources & Partners
Breaking Down Barriers to Sports in Surrey
By connecting community members with resources, Sport Surrey hopes to make sports programs more accessible to everyone, and increase participation in sport.
Sport Surrey strives to enhance the quality of life for Surrey residents through sport and physical activity. One way we do this is by understanding the barriers to engaging all ages, abilities and genders in sport and physical activity.
Community Sports Organizations
The following is a list of community organizations that have an increased focus on engaging all citizens in sport and can help residents of all ages access more sporting programs.
BC Wheelchair Sports
BC Wheelchair Sports administers wheelchair rugby, wheelchair athletics (track and field), and wheelchair tennis for beginners, juniors, recreational athletes, and high-performance athletes.
BC Wheelchair Basketball
BC Wheelchair Basketball provides support to wheelchair basketball programs throughout the province.
viaSport provides equitable opportunities for youth to develop and realize their potential through sport as an athlete, coach, official or volunteer.
KidSport is a non-profit, volunteer-driven association that removes the financial barriers preventing children from playing organized sports.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart funds a variety of different sports and activities with the goal of giving all kids the chance to discover their passion.
The NHL/NHLPA First Shift program helps create positive experiences for new-to-hockey families.
R.E.C. for Kids
R.E.C. for Kids is a Surrey-based program that provides reconditioned sports and recreational equipment to children in need.
By connecting organizations with members of the community we hope more citizens experience the benefits of sports. We believe:
- Physical activity provides mobility, social and health benefit for seniors.
- There is a collective need to break down barriers for kids to be active, not play video games.
- There are new and innovative ways we can modify sport for a variety of needs (e.g., walking field hockey for seniors, wheelchair basketball, etc.)
- Sport provides community and connection. It is more than exercise and competition.
- Strong role models can encourage more youth to get involved in sports.
Learn more about Sport Surrey.