If you enjoy meeting new people and having fun, be a volunteer counsellor at the 41st annual Operation Trackshoes this June 10th to 12th, 2001 at the University of Victoria.
Operation Trackshoes is a weekend-long provincial sports festival for people with developmental disabilities. It
includes a full-length competitive track and field meet, events for people in wheelchairs, and many fun and
recreational events as well. They offer a wide range of activities appropriate for people of all levels of ability and
The key component of Operation Trackshoes is building relationships between people with and without
developmental disabilities. As a volunteer counsellor you will be matched with competitors to provide support,
assistance and friendship throughout the weekend (this is similar to the camp counsellor concept). Some of the
sporting activities are open to counsellors as well as competitors, and everyone participates in the leisure and
social activities together.
There are positions for day counsellors, part-time counsellors, and peer counsellors. Depending on your age, some of these may not be open to you. For more information visit the website, e-mail them at info@ trackshoes.ca, or leave them a message at (250) 721-4932.