Murray & Lynda Farmer with new walkway of excellence in CARSA

Unveiling the new walkway of excellence

UVic officially opened the Lynda & Murray Farmer Walk of Excellence in CARSA on Aug. 26, 2015. The Farmers are pictured in the walkway, with a photo (foreground) of UVic Vikes alumna Nancy Mollenhauer who joined other alumni and VIPs that day for the special celebration.

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Grand opening of UVic's CARSA

UVic's new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities opened for operation following a busy weekend of public open house celebrations and CARSA's grand opening on May 1.

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EPHE director Rick Bell posing with a plastic skeleton

What's next for McKinnon?

With the opening of CARSA, the 40-year-old McKinnon Gym (#IheartMcK) gets a new lease on life, as modern labs and spaces will now be built for the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education. Read about it in a UVic article earlier in 2015.

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Declan gets a bike that fits

New space in CARSA for CanAssist

Two-year-old cyclist Declan is one of thousands who have benefitted from CanAssist's customized technologies over the past 15 years. CanAssist's move into CARSA helps make the organization's activities even more effective than ever before.

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Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities: Open to all

UVic's Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities (CARSA) provides world-class training and learning facilities for all community members, with access to athletics and recreation resources as well as specific services and research programs.

UVic's state-of-the-art athletics and recreation facility and new home for CanAssist opened its doors May 1 as a centre for active and healthy living, and to support student athletes to train and compete at the highest levels.

CARSA open for May 2015

UVic strives to be the best and inspire others as world-class leaders in the pursuit of excellence, discovery and diversity. CARSA brings students, faculty, staff, elite athletes and community members of all abilities together under one inclusive roof.

Its doors are open for operation on May 4 and it will impact thousands of lives every day.

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CARSA is...

Located along Gabriola Road near the McKinnon Building, the new centre houses the UVic Vikes sports and recreation programs, as well as offices, labs and a machine shop for UVic's CanAssist, with customized technologies, programs and services for people living with disabilities.

CARSA is an inclusive, one-of-a-kind facility. It is the new home of champions, a resource for the wider community and a place where aspirations can be transformed into achievements.

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