Wow what a busy 3 weeks we had over the pond in Canada. Week 1 consisted of a disABILITY DEVELOPMENT week in stunning Montreal. For us this trip was the gateway to our future partnerships in America.
We set out from Lanzarote after a very busy summer of camps and disABILITY DEVELOPMENT weeks in our favorite island in the world. First stop landing in Madrid with an over night stay before flying direct to Montreal.
Unsure of what clothes we should take with us because following a lot of research the weather apparently changes in September and from one day to the next it can plummet! After a fairly quick flight we arrived passed through customs and immigration to be met by our host for our Canadian trip Ricardo.
We spend the next 5 days working and networking with a fantastic group of kids. Unfortunately due to Canadian laws we had been unable to take video and photographs during our sessions as they had been conducted in public facilities and unless we had consent from all users of the center.
Regardless of that we had a fantastic time working with each of the kids and their families ranging from muscular dystrophy to cerebral palsy. One thing I wasn’t so sure on was coping with was the dual language spoken in Montreal. This however was not something that followed through the other areas we visited.
The pools we used had fantastic facilities and we cannot wait to return again next year to expand and offer more families assistance.
After our training week we spent the next 2 weeks working with our host to source, build relationships and network in order to deliver our next disABILITY development weeks in 2019.
We went to Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara. The reason we selected each of these locations was to source pools that would work for us to deliver our weeks. This is actually a lot harder than it sounds. In each and every place we ever work we have to make sure that the facilities are adaptable, accommodating and most of all have the support of the management teams. Thankfully we found facilities that suited our needs which mean in 2019/2020 we will be bringing further weeks to these cities.
The only side of Canada for us yet to visit will be Vancouver which will be on our next visit. We are in the process of putting together our schedules to be released along with our new website.
We are extremely excited to be building a team over in Canada who can assist us with our planning and execution of new and exciting weeks.
Whilst in Canada we got to visit many local attractions including the CN tower in Toronto where we had dinner, the Parliament buildings in Ottawa which we had a tour inside and climbed the bell tower.
One of our favorites was our hotel in Niagara which we stayed in on the top floor. On the 31st floor, stepping into our room which we never wanted to leave! Luckily for us we will be back as this has been planned as our location in Niagara due to the suitable facilities along with the proximity to the USA boarder meaning we can accept clients from the USA on our future dates.
Needless to say visiting Canada will not be the last time that we visit. We cannot wait to share with you our exciting plans for the future dates.
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