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Badminton

Programs, often offered by local badminton clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy badminton. The programs may provide badminton instruction and access to equipment and facilities; and may sponsor or make arrangements for players to participate in amateur badminton competitions.

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Boating

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the sport of boating using any of a wide variety of watercraft.

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Bowling

Programs, often offered by local clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the sport of bowling. Bowling clubs and other recreational bowling programs are often organized into leagues with teams that play one another in organized tournaments.

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Boxing

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the sport of boxing. Included are recreational boxing programs for participants who are interested in the physical training and fun associated with the sport without competing; and Olympic-style boxing programs for people who may be interested in competition.

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Cycling

Programs, often offered by local bicycle clubs and/or bicycle shops, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn how to ride a bicycle, participate in group bicycle riding activities and/or to become competitive as amateurs in the sport of bicycle racing. The programs may sponsor or make arrangements for cyclists to participate in cycling competitions, usually at the local, regional or provincial level.

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Disability Related Sports

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages with functional or cognitive disabilities to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities and sports, many of which are played in wheelchairs or have otherwise been modified to accommodate the athletes' disabilities.

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Fencing

Programs, often offered by local fencing clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy fencing, a sport which involves the use of the foil, epee and sabre in attack and defensive moves. The object of a match is to score points by touching an opponent with the weapon. The program may provide access to a fencing master or coach and fencing equipment; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in fencing competitions.

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Fishing

Programs, often offered by local fishing clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the sport of fly and bait fishing in saltwater and freshwater environments. Many fishing clubs sponsor competitions for members. Also included are programs that maintain private stocked fishing preserves or fish camps that people who enjoy fishing can visit as a vacation option.

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Flying Discs

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy a variety of sports and games that involve throwing a Frisbee.

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Games

Programs that provide opportunities for people to learn, become competitive in and enjoy card games, board games, lawn games and other mental or physical competitions which are governed by a set of rules and decided by skill or luck.

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General Recreational Activities/Sports

Programs that offer a range of organized recreational activities, sports and games that people of all ages can learn, become competitive in and enjoy.

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Gliding

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn and become involved in gliding, the sport of flying a light, motorless aircraft (a glider or sailplane) using ascending air currents to gain altitude, stay aloft and eventually land safely.

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Golf

Programs, often offered by local golf associations or clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy golf. The programs may offer golf instruction, provide opportunities for golfers to play on a regular basis, make arrangements for golf outings and vacations, and/or sponsor or make arrangements for golfers to participate in amateur tournaments either locally or at golf resorts throughout the country.

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Gymnastics

Programs, often offered by local gymnastics clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy gymnastics, the sport that involves floor exercises and use of the still rings, balance beam, vault, pommel horse, parallel bars, uneven bars, horizontal bars and other gymnastics equipment.

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Hiking

Programs, often offered by local hiking clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to participate in group backpacking activities on hiking trails in different types of terrain. Individual hikes vary in length and level of difficulty.

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Martial Arts

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the martial arts, any of a variety of combat or self-defence arts that are practiced as sports.

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Motorcycle Riding

Programs that provide opportunities for people of legal driving age to ride motorcycles as a recreational activity.

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Orienteering

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to become involved in orienteering, a competitive sport as well as a leisure pastime in which participants use a map and compass to navigate between checkpoints along an unfamiliar course, usually in a wilderness area. Participants are most frequently on foot, but may be on horseback, on skis, in canoes, on street or mountain bikes, or in other vehicles.

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Pickleball

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy pickleball, a game played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the centre using a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddles.

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Racquetball

Programs, often offered by local athletic clubs or Y facilities, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy racquetball, a sport similar to handball in which players use a short-handled racquet to hit a ball against an indoor or outdoor four-walled court. The program may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in racquetball competitions which generally include men's and women's singles and doubles and mixed doubles events as well as junior events.

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Shooting

Programs, often offered by local gun and rifle clubs, that provide opportunities for people to learn, become competitive in and enjoy shooting. The programs are generally open to people of all ability levels; have divisions for juveniles as well as adults; provide practice and training sessions; offer firearm safety education; and may sponsor or make arrangements for members to participate in local competitions in which marksmen and women use pistols, rifles and/or shotguns to fire at stationary or moving targets from either a standing or prone position.

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Skateboarding

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the sport of skateboarding.

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Skating

Programs, often offered by local skating clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the sport of skating on a range of surfaces using a variety of equipment.

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Skiing

Programs, often offered by local ski clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy skiing. The programs are generally open to people with a variety of ability levels and interests; and may organize ski trips and sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in skiing competitions. Also included are programs that provide skiing instruction.

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Sledding

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy any of a variety of winter sports involving vehicles on runners designed to be used on snow or ice.

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Sleigh Rides

Programs that sponsor recreational activities in which participants go for a ride in a horse-drawn vehicle on runners in the snow.

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Snowboarding

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy snowboarding, a winter sport in which the individual slides down snow covered trails riding on a device that looks like a short, broad ski without using poles for balance. Included are programs for novices who are interested in recreational snowboarding and want to develop basic skills, and those for serious snowboarders who want to develop skills necessary to become competitive in alpine, freestyle and boardercross snowboarding events.

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Snowmobiling

Programs, often offered by local snowmobile clubs, that provide opportunities to participate in group snowmobile rides, racing events, social events and a wide variety of other activities related to the sport of snowmobiling.

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Snowshoeing

Programs that provide opportunities for people to learn, become competitive in and enjoy snowshoeing, a winter sport in which participants move over gently sloping snow-covered trails while wearing a flat device resembling a racquet, which is attached to the sole of a boot and used for walking on snow. Also included are organizations that sponsor, hold or make arrangements for athletes to participate in snowshoe competitions.

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Squash

Programs, often offered by local athletic clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy squash, a singles or doubles game played in a four-wall court with a long-handled racquet and a rubber ball that can be hit off any number of walls. The programs may provide squash instruction for novices, sponsor in-house competitions for recreational players, and offer league play for more serious athletes.

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Swimming/Swimming Lessons

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy swimming. Included are programs that provide swimming lessons for people who are unable to swim.

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Synchronized Swimming

Programs, often offered by local synchronized swimming clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy synchronized swimming, a water sport in which swimmers perform choreographed manoeuvers synchronized to music. Included are programs for novices who are interested in recreational swimming and for serious swimmers who want develop the skills necessary to compete. The program may provide instruction in synchronized swimming and may sponsor or make arrangements for swimmers to participate in synchronized swimming competitions.

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Table Tennis

Programs, often offered by local table tennis clubs, that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy table tennis, a game played on a tabletop with paddles and a small, plastic ball. The program may provide coaching assistance and access to necessary equipment and facilities; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in tennis table competitions.

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Team Sports/Leagues

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the cooperative recreational activity or sport of their choice. These programs may provide coaching to help members play efficiently as a team and are often organized into leagues, i.e., groups of teams that are formed to play one another in organized competitions. Uniforms; access to playing fields, courts and other facilities; sporting equipment; and officials for competitions may also be available.

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Tennis

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy tennis. The programs may provide coaching assistance to help people play to the best of their ability and access to tennis courts and tennis equipment; and may sponsor make arrangements for players to participate in tennis tournaments and provide officials for the events.

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Track and Field

Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages learn, become competitive in and enjoy one or more of the games that are associated with track and field including running, hurdling, pole vaulting, shot put, the long jump, the high jump, the triple jump, discus throwing, hammer throwing and javelin throwing. Heptathlon (a five event contest) and decathlon (a 10 event contest) are also part of track and field.

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