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Wheelchair rugby helps UNE students in Portland learn how to break barriers

May 2, 2018

Published: The Forecaster, May 1, 2018 PORTLAND — Sidney Bast had a wide grin on her face as she wheeled herself to the penalty box April 27. “I expect nothing less,” she said as the quad, or wheelchair, rugby game resumed without her at the University of New England Finley Recreation Center basketball court. Read More>>

UNE Students Gain Perspective in the Gym

Apr 27, 2018

Published: Maine NewsCenter, April 27, 2018 PORTLAND (NEWS CENTER Maine) — Students at the University of New England are learning a new sport to help them become better occupational therapists. Four hours playing Quad Rugby, also known as Wheelchair Rugby, with the Northeast Passage Wildcats teaches the students things books never could. It’s a hands on, hard hitting way to look at life through the eyes of future clients with […]

Northeast Passage, UNH sled hockey team wins title

Mar 9, 2018

From Fosters Online, March 6, 2018 DURHAM — Pads slamming against the boards circling the rink, pucks flying through the air and players sliding across the ice with calculated precision. Read More>>  

WMUR NH Chronicle: Sled Hockey 101

Feb 21, 2018

Air Date: February 20, 2018. WMUR New Hampshire Chronicle. Sled Hockey is one of the most popular sports at the Winter Paralympic Games. The sport is also really taking off here in New Hampshire. Karen Meyers put on a helmet and took to the ice to see how the sport is really played. Watch the Episode>>

Virtual Yard Sale 2018

Jan 16, 2018

It is time for our annual equipment room clean out! Check out the used equipment we are selling.  The rules: All items are sold “as is” and must be picked up from our office in Durham, NH (Monday-Friday, 9-5pm). We will accept cash, check or credit card upon pick up. First email/phone call, first served. northeast.passage@unh.edu or 603-862-0070. HANDCYCLES:   Greenspeed Magnum Handcycle *Like NEW* Color: Red 54 – speed (9 speed cassette, […]

Providing a PATH for veterans

Nov 14, 2017

From Fosters.com, 11/12/17 DURHAM — Ed Perkins balked when a group from Northeast Passage playing sled hockey on the rink at Strawbery Banke asked if he wanted to try it out. READ MORE>>

UNH veterans adaptive sports program receives federal grant

Oct 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The University of New Hampshire’s Northeast Passage Program will receive a $172,974.49 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support adaptive sports opportunities for veterans and servicemembers with disabilities, according to Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster. READ MORE>>

Blind skaters take to the ice

Feb 10, 2017

From Seacoast Online, published February 9, 2017 PORTSMOUTH — Ice skating requires lower-body strength, balance and vision. Now try doing it without the sense of vision. That is precisely what a group of blind skaters does every Wednesday at Labrie Family Skate from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Strawberry Banke with a little help from the team at Northeast Passage. “I used to skate as kid but I picked it […]

Learning how others live

Jan 13, 2017

From Seacoast Online, published January 5, 2017 EXETER – Kindergarten student Grace Dangora had a change of plans on her list for Santa after learning to use a wheelchair in physical education class. Grace went home and told her parents that she wanted five wheelchairs for Christmas, one for each of her two brothers, her parents and herself. “I really wanted wheelchairs for Christmas,” Grace said. Grace’s request came after […]

NEP Online Registration Instructions

Jan 5, 2017

CREATE YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT HERE. To enhance our community and allow you to stay more connected with Northeast Passage, we now offer ONLINE REGISTRATION for all Sports & Recreation Events. Through this new system, you will be able to: Register for events. Complete your NEP Health Form and keep it up to date (required for Northeast Passage participation with required update every two years). View upcoming events you are registered for. […]