Welcome to InterFit!
Welcome to InterFit!
WE'RE A VOLUNTEER-RUN NON PROFIT ORGANIZING
OUTDOOR RECREATION FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
IN THE NORTH SHORE.
CHALLENGING "WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE."
CHALLENGING "WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE."
BREAKING BARRIERS & IMPROVING COMMUNITY INTEGRATION,
WORKING TOWARDS A FUTURE WHERE EVERYONE
HAS ACCESS TO NATURE'S THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS.
GET INVOLVED.
GET INVOLVED.
PARTICIPATE, VOLUNTEER OR DONATE. WE INVITE ALL TO JOIN!

ABOUT INTERFIT

Empowerment + Access for All

InterFit is a volunteer-run non profit organization on a mission to empower people with disabilities by providing year-long access to the therapeutic benefits of outdoor activities in Vancouver and the North Shore.

We believe that everyone should be able to benefit from the healing qualities of nature and we seek to change what activities are perceived as 'wheelchair accessible.' Our volunteers help people with physical disabilities explore the outdoors by using light-weight, single wheeled chairs called TrailRiders and Off-Road Chairs to make the inaccessible accessible.
There are plenty of outdoor opportunities to be had! From our volunteer led adapted hiking with TrailRider chairs, assisted camping trips, snow activities and so much more, learn more about how you can participate with InterFit!
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InterFit is a registered charity and non-profit society. We rely heavily on volunteers to support our initiatives and to help us reach those who are looking for adapted opportunities. Click through to learn how you can help.
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All grants, sponsorships, fees and raised funds go to the purchase and modification of equipment for use in our adapted hiking and outdoor recreation activities, designated projects and wages for program coordinators. Click through to learn more.
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Activities

Board of Directors

Learn more about our team.
Lenna Nakamura

Lenna Nakamura

President
Charity Stelmacker

Charity Stelmacker

Vice President
Hijab Qaiser

Hijab Qaiser

Treasurer
Nikhil Hayre

Nikhil Hayre

Secretary
Scott Barker

Scott Barker

Board Member
Lucy Goncalves

Lucy Goncalves

Board Member
Drew Hall

Drew Hall

Board Member

WHAT OTHERS SAY

“As a person with a disability, there are very limited options in terms of accessing outdoor recreation, especially in the area of hiking and camping,” says Goncalves. “After my first camping trip eight years ago with Brian Bell, who started InterFit, I joined the board.”

Goncalves says she gives back because she’s passionate about advocating for other people with disabilities to have equal access and opportunity to enjoy nature to the fullest extent.

“InterFit is unique in its approach, as we are very inclusive and have a team spirit," explains Goncalves. It doesn’t matter what type of disability you have – physical, mental, intellectual etc. You can participate in any capacity as a rider or as a volunteer.”
Lucy Goncalves

Lucy Goncalves

InterFit Board President

A strong group of volunteers strives to get everyone into the North Shore Mountains. Since 2000, InterFit, a volunteer-run charity has improved the quality of life for people living with disabilities by providing and assisting with integrated fitness and recreational opportunities – mainly on the North Shore.

North Shore Adapted Hiking aims to change people’s perception of what ‘wheelchair accessible’ means. With the help of energetic volunteers, NSAH uses trail riders and off-road chairs to help people get into nature and access the inaccessible and gives them the confidence to push their boundaries just a little farther.
Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News

Maria Spitale-Leisk, North Shore News

Local News Publication

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InterFit is a registered charity and non-profit society.

All grants, sponsorships, fees and raised funds go to the purchase and modification of equipment, designated projects and wages for program coordinators.
We appreciate your support!

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