P.A.A.L. (Physical Activity for Active Living)

Program Information

PAAL is a program for children and youth with physical and intellectual impairments. The goal is to provide a variety of physical activity experiences with an emphasis on fun, skill development, and social interaction. For those participants unable to participate in any of the following activities, there will be other activities provided.

Aquatics: Water safety, continuous activity, and games are used to provide participants with new challenges.  The water’s relaxing effect and stimulating qualities are used to develop lifetime skills.

Movement Educaiton: Through music and voice sounds participants are encouraged to explore spatial and body awareness. Creativity, musicality, and self-expression are emphasized.

Gymnastics/Creative Games: Participants explore movement patterns at their own pace. The surroundings and available apparatus are appropriate for rolling, tumbling, and balancing, as well as a number of gymnastic and creative games.  These include sending, receiving, dodging and evading.  

Program Location: Education and PAC Buildings, University of Saskatchewan Campus – Schedule will be provided to participants

Fall/Winter Programs:  

Child PAAL
Ages 5 – 10
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. 

Child PAAL
Ages 11 - 18
10:45-12:15 p.m. 

Teen/Adult PAAL
Ages 11 and up
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Fall Session:  September – November
Winter Session: January – March

Summer Program: August (one week session)
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m (ages 5 – 11) 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (ages 12 - 18)

Program Cost: Varies by season

Registration Procedure


PAAL Swimmers

PAAL Swimmers allows those individuals with cognitive or physical impairments an opportunity to gain physical fitness through a recreational, non-competitive swim program. Participants will receive instruction on specific stroke techniques through the swim workout format to include various drills adapted to meet the various needs of the swimmers involved. Must be able to swim 50 metres independently. Coaches and volunteers will be present to work with the participants, please not this is not a one on one experience.

Program Location: PAC Pool
Fall/Winter: Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:15-8:15 pm

PAAL Fitness

PAAL Fitness is for adults 18 and older with physical and/or cognitive impairments. The program is designed to provide opportunities for strength training and cardio fitness through an environment that is both structured, supervised, and social.  Volunteers are present to work one on one with the participant.  

Approval for admittance into the program is required by either Kim Jones or Jodi Simpson.

Program Location: PAC Fit Centre
Fall/Winter: Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:00-7:00 pm

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