5.06 Helps understand neighbours & community

Adaptive Recreation works within the Department of Parks and Recreation to provide recreational programs for the population of Fairbanks and North Pole who have a disability.  
Our programs change with the seasons, from biking and hiking in the summer to snow shoeing and x-c skiing in the winter with almost everything else in between.

The Clare Recreation Department offers a monthly calendar of physical activities for youth, such as swimming and skating. Activities take place on Mondays from 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. A leader is hired one day per week in each elementary school to offer physical activity programming for students in grades 4 to 6 from 2:15 to 5:00 p.m.

"6 years ago, the city gave us a piece of abandoned land in the middle of our community that was full of garbage and weeds. What used to be weeds is now full of herbs and vegetables, all organic, that we use for our dressings. People used to look at us like we are gang people and going nowhere.

In the Dixon Hall Graffiti Transformation Project, sixteen youth ages 14-21 create beautiful and meaningful murals that are displayed throughout the Regent Park community. These murals allow youth to express their feelings and provide them with a positive and productive outlet to deal community issues that are important to them. Organizations apply each year for support under the Graffiti Transformation program.

The NAIG is hosted every three years alternating between Canada and the United States of America.The North American Indigenous Games help us realize the collective potential of our bodies, minds, spirit and of our people – our hopes and dreams – The Spirit Strong, Brave & True.The NAIG Council is the International Governing Body for the NAIG.

Over the Garden Gate is an annual self-guided tour of private gardens in HRM. Each year, event enthusiasts receive a detailed guide which provides them directions to each of the gardens on the tour and a description of each garden. They make their own way throughout the afternoon visiting the gardens in any order they choose. The owner of each garden and a team of volunteers welcome visitors, answer questions, and shares experiences.

The Traditional Boat Building Program aims to assist youth in building one traditional boat in each region of theNWT. To date birch bark canoes have been constructed in the North Slave and Dehcho Regions and a moose hideboat was built in the Sahtu region. In addition, a traditional sealskin kayak was constructed in the community of Tuktoyaktuk.

Jane's Walk is an annual series of volunteer led walks in communities around the world in honor of author and urban activist Jane Jacobs. Do you have a story to tell? Do you know your neighbourhood like the back of your hand? or perhaps you’re a recent newcomer and can share your experience of learning about your new city? Do you have an idea for a fun, informative, unusual way of looking at cities and neighbourhoods? You could lead a Jane’s Walk!

The mobilization of Aboriginal sport leaders to proactively address the concerns facing Aboriginal sport at all levels is responsible for the emergence of a national Aboriginal sport structure consisting of the creation of Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies, the inception of the national body - the Aboriginal Sport Circle, and the North American Indigenous Games.

Graffiti Art Programming Inc. (GAP Inc.) is a community youth art center dedicated to the creation of a safe and accepting environment for the development of all forms of artistic expression. GAP Inc. uses art as a tool for community development, social change, and individual growth.