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Larnaca, Fear Not!

Larnaca: Proving to be a prime destination for some adrenaline pumping extreme sports                  While staying in Larnaca, you cantake a car and head to Larnaca‚Äôs beaches to enjoy some water sports. The availability of car rental in Larnaca, Cyprus makes it easy to travel to all the best locations. Kitesurfing is a popular activity in this area. Also known as kiteboarding, the sport of kitesurfing combines aspects of several other water sports, including surfing and paragliding. A kitesurfer will use a power kite to propel the kiteboard across the water, using the power of the wind. Kahuna Surfhouse at … Continue reading

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The Positive Minds at Thompson

                                  People with limitation now have more opportunities than in the past to enjoy life, and this includes having more of an ability to travel. There are great deals with Thomson available, for instance, for people with disabilities looking to travel and broaden their horizons. People with physical limitation will often face not just physical obstacles, but also with how they are perceived. In many instances these perceptions are flawed, as a lot of disabled people are in fact able to live a full fruitful life – when given the chance to do so. The recent 2012 Paralympics in … Continue reading

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Popping Wheelies In The Sky- WITH LONNIE BISSONNETTE

                      Kicking off a new post today with some SERIOUS WILDCAT NEWS: Whenever we are approached by 9Lives scpetics, news reporters or the ever so usual eye-brows when we tell people what we represent, it is thanks to people such as Lonnie “THE LONSTER” Bissonnette that we continue to have progress in this world of open-mindedness, AND SCARE THE LIVING SH*T OUT OF PEOPLE.. Our conversations typically go something like this: Unknown: So what is it exactly you do with this,… 9Lives. 9Lives: We organize action adaptive events and sporting opportunities for people with physical differences. Unknown: OH? (the … Continue reading

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AM650 Radio ‘Backyard Philanthropist’ with Karim Ladki on 9Lives

BC – AM650, a west coast radio station, has asked 9Lives to become part of their newest aired segment called ‘The Backyard Philanthropist’ to share their story of a grass roots movement. Check out the live segment below:         

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9Lives No Limits: Adaptive Skate Comp 2012 a SUCCESS!

    BURNABY BC- This past weekend, 9Lives has officially succeeded in throwing down Canada’s first-ever Adaptive Skateboarding and Wheelchair MX Competition. Even through the west-coast terrential downpour, our wildcats held their heads high and decided to continue on with their competitive performance. Thanks to Aaron Wheelz Fotheringham, all of our sponsors, athletes and audience that truly made this happen! ASC 2012 oficially a success. Check out the CBC coverage video and article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/06/17/bc-wheelchair-skateboard.html A huge shout out to our sponsors that made this possible: West 49        Boardroom      Plan@t      TBApparel      Street Dreamz Boardshop      Quicksilver … Continue reading

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Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay- 9Lives

Just created a video that explains about 1/4th of our experience with this amazing event across Canada. Check it out!  

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From Grand Forks to Kelowna, BC

Hello friends! Big smiles all around as we find ourselves in beautiful Kelowna, BC on day 3 of the relay . Lot’s of updates to share but lets stick to the highlights: Day 1. Matt and I land in Grand Forks, BC @ noon only to be welcomed by our friend and relay organizer Scott Jones. Scott’s one of a kind, very encouraging and fun to be around. After being introduced to the relay team it really felt like lots  already knew about 9Lives and had great feedback on the project. The weather was warm that day, just like the … Continue reading

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9Lives No Limits: Canada’s First Annual Adaptive Skate Comp

Facebook Event Here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/284979454924632/ CLICK THE POSTER TO SHRED! A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO OUR SPONSORS:                

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Two Cats on track to join Rick Hansen’s 25th Anniversary Relay

As I sit here mapping out various pit stops and speaking engagements along the 480km’s of Canadian terrain, I can’t help but feel excited and grateful for all the supportive wildcats out there that have followed and shared the 9Lives vision. “Seeking limitation, then shattering it” Matt “MLD” Thola and I, Karim “BawsCat” Ladki are going to need your continued support and positive energy as we embark on this epic journey paved by legends. Our portion of the relay starts in Grand Forks and will end in Oliver, B.C. The flight from Vancouver to Grand Forks departs tomorrow (Friday) morning … Continue reading

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9Lives Submission Makes Olympus 72HR Filmmaker Finalist!

9Lives Adventures decided to take part in the Olympus 72 Hour Filmmakers Showdown as part of the 2012 Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. We put together a team with Joao Carlos and registered not knowing what to expect. We started shooting out in the field at 10am on Day 1 and carried on late into the evening due to the various different locations we chose to capture.  Day 2 was spent mostly on the mountain followed by editing which started early in the evening. Finally, Day 3 was straight editing with 3 computers, several pots of coffee and a … Continue reading

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