It is the Community Recreational Initiatives Society’s (CRIS) mission to provide relief to people with physical and mental disabilities by developing and implementing outdoor and wilderness recreation programs in order to promote independence, assist with integration, reduce isolation and improve the mental well-being of these individuals.
About COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL INITIATIVES SOCIETY (CRIS - Adaptive Adventures!)
Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) operates out of Kelowna, BC, providing outdoor and wilderness opportunities for adults and children with disabilities in the Okanagan and beyond.
CRIS is dedicated to assisting people with physical and mental disabilities to participate in and enjoy firsthand the true experience of the outdoors by enabling them to access local and remote hiking trails, lakes and backcountry areas through the use of specially adapted tools and equipment. Programs vary from an hour to several days, depending on the participants and their desires.
CRIS daily programs include Adaptive Hiking (hiking, trailriding & camping), Adaptive Paddling (canoeing & kayaking) and Tandem Cycling (with BC Blinds Sports and our own recumbent trikes). Programs are offered in local and provincial parks and waterways. In addition to the daily programs, CRIS offers overnight and multiple-day trips to remote wilderness regions.