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.
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SERIES
Champions

Welcome to our Champions Series, in which we interview a group of influential amputees to inspire youth within the amputee community.

Our latest feature is ANGELENA DOLEZAR who recently participated as a member of Canada's Sit Volleyball team at the 2021 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Click to go there now!

NEWSLETTERS

Looking for a quick overview of everything that's been going on in the AASRA world as of late?  Check out our latest Newsletter!

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AASRA's 2022
ALBERTA AMPUTEE OPEN
Golf Tournament

Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17

River Bend Golf & Recreation Area

Red Deer, AB

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ALBERTA
WHEELCHAIR
CURLING

The 2022 Alberta Wheelchair Curling Championships were held in January in Banff.  AASRA member Wendy Frazier's team placed on top for Gold while the team with AASRA Director

Don Kuchelyma on board took the Silver medal. 

 

Unfortunately, the national championship that was scheduled for March in Moose Jaw, SK

was cancelled due to ongoing Covid restrictions.

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Hello AASRA members -

Thanks to everyone who volunteered and came out to ensure that our funding is secured for the next 18 months. That funding will help support our members as they pursue their recreational and sports activities.

 

Without your support and volunteering, AASRA wouldn't be able to support our members to the extent that we do. Special thanks to those members who volunteered for two shifts. That truly goes above and beyond.

 

Thanks again and take care everyone.

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FREE DOWNLOAD

resource booklet for Amputees

AASRA member Doug Campbell used his own personal experiences and learned knowledge to author a wonderful resource booklet aimed at helping other amputees prepare for and deal with their new reality.

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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/)

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