Ski-A-Thon fundraiser for People in Motion

Third annual event takes place March 1 at the Big White Ski Resort.

  • Jan. 31, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The 3rd annual People In Motion's Ski-A-Thon fundraiser takes place March 1 at Big White Ski Resort.

Whether you ski, snowboard or snowshoe everyone is welcome to participate in the People In Motion’s Ski-A-Thon fundraiser, March 1 at Big White Ski Resort.

Enter as an individual, or create a family, friends or corporate team.

This event is a great way to spend time outdoors while contributing towards a great cause. Awards will be given out to the highest pledges raised for an individual and as a team, there will be many other chances to receive great prizes just for participating.

The money raised will help purchase a new lift-equipped van as well as support adaptive recreational programs. In 2014 People In Motion’s transportation program provided service to more than 400 participants, including both individual and group charters.

People In Motion provides programs and services to children, youth and adults with disabilities. Join in the effort to raise funds so People In Motion can continue to provide quality adaptive programs and services to residents and visitors of the Okanagan Valley.

All registered Ski-A-Thon participants will receive a $20 gift card to The Blarney Stone Irish Tavern located at the Inn at Big White. Join the entire group for an Apres Ski-A-Thon gathering with live music, great food and beverages while celebrating a fantastic team effort in making a difference while supporting People In Motion’s adaptive programs. Appreciation presentations will start at 5 p.m.

The Kelowna & District Society for People In Motion is a not-for-profit organization that recognizes social isolation and other obstacles inherent in disAbilities, or special needs as potential barriers to engaging in healthy active living activities and relationship development. People In Motion provides programs and services focusing on social inclusion, community involvement, and recreation that span across the Okanagan Valley, for seniors, and persons with disAbilities or special needs.

Ways to Participate:

1. Individual skier. As an individual skier, ski in the Ski-A-Thon at Big White Ski Resort on March 1. You are encouraged to collect pledges for your day of skiing.

2. Individual skiers have the option of getting a group of individuals together and participating in the Ski-A-Thon as a team. The best way to participate as a team is to have one team leader that creates the team on the registration page. When individuals register they can then choose to register as part of a team. Make sure to pick a name for your team.

3. Virtual skier. If you are unable to participate on the day of the Ski-A-Thon you can still participate as a virtual skier by collecting pledges, however, you are not required to participate in the skiing.

4. Sponsor an individual skier or a team. If you are unable to participate as a skier, and do not want to collect pledges, you can sponsor one of the individuals, or teams that have already registered for the Ski-A-Thon.

To register, visit

Visit the People In Motion website at


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