Alberta Amputee Sports & Recreation Association

Welcome to AASRA

Our Philosophy

Our Association believes that the quality of life for all amputees, is enhanced through participation and interaction with other amputees, which improves one's social, emotional and physical well being.  We provide moral support to new and existing amputees, both young and old alike.

We believe in furthering the rehabilitation of amputees by organizing and encouraging personal involvement in social and recreational activities. We also provide support services to those who might need a lending hand or just a shoulder to lean on. As a group we want to provide personal support to amputees and their families in the community. To make all of our lives better we assist in prosthetic research for the purpose of obtaining the best device (s) available for amputees by encouraging amputees to participate in prosthetic's training courses and research projects of all types. All of this takes money so we are committed to raising funds necessary to promote the aims and objectives of the association.

Becoming a member of AASRA is easy. Click here to receive information on how to sign up.

OUR MISSION:  To support and provide opportunities for amputees
in recreation and sporting activities, in both disabled and able bodied events.

ASSRA GIVES BACK

With the current COVID restrictions on gatherings and travel bringing our athletes competitions to an abrupt halt, AASRA is diverting some of its available funding for athlete participation in such events to another very worthy cause.

Donations totaling $40,000 were recently made to six different Food Bank organizations across the province, to help them with continuing to provide the critical service they do, during this difficult time.

2020 (20th Annual) AASRA

ALBERTA AMPUTEE OPEN

Golf Tournament

scheduled for JULY 18 & 19, 2020

at RIVERBEND GOLF in Red Deer
HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

THIS EVENT HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 

The 2020 CADNO

(Canadian Amputee and Disabled National Open)

sponsored by CAGA will be held on August 4-7, 2020 at Bridges Golf Course in Starbuck, Manitoba (near Winnipeg).

1st Annual Alex Southwell Memorial Classic Golf Tournament

ALEX SOUTHWELL became a young amputee after suffering severe injuries as a result of a horrific highway accident in 2012. Very tragically, while making good progress with his extensive rehabilitation through 2013, Alex passed away due to unforeseen complications related to his injuries, at the age of only 19. 

 

The Southwell family has decided to launch an annual charity golf tournament, dinner & silent auction, to honor the memory of Alex and his love of sports. The 1st annual is scheduled for the Fall of 2020 in Red Deer.

The Southwell family has chosen AASRA as their charity for all proceeds raised from this event. 

To view the Southwell family's Donor Letter for this event, please click here.  On facebook lookup The Alex Southwell Memorial Classic for more information.

AASRA IS IN THE EARLY PLANNING STAGES FOR SPORTS AND RECREATION CLINICS IN 2020.

Currently under consideration are clinics for archery, sledge hockey, golf and cycling.

If members are interested in participating or helping to organize these or any other clinics,

they should send a message to info@aasra.ab.ca outlining the details.

AASRA will strive to make these clinics available at no cost to members.

MORE AASRA NEWS

Providing Support
Furthering Rehabilitation
Enhancing Quality of Life

LIVING with AMPUTATION

The War Amps provides amputees and their families with invaluable resources on living with amputation. These sheets and booklets are offered in an accessible format that is easy to comprehend. 

(more resources can be found at https://www.waramps.ca/ways-we-help/living-with-amputation/)

SERIES
Champions

AMPUTATION & AASRA FACTS

227,000

Canadians

live with

amputation

AASRA members

have competed in

Paralympic sports

like cycling,

paranordic skiing,

alpine skiing

and snowboarding

In 1977, a

myoelectric prosthetic arm cost $2000.

Today these prosthetics run between

$15,000 - $30,000

Please send any inquiries or correspondence to:
P.O. Box 86093, Marda Loop RPO, Calgary, AB  T2T 6B7
or email us at:   info@aasra.ab.ca

Alberta Amputee Sports & Recreation Association

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