About Us

The Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS), is a unique and powerful non-profit organization that serves the Okanagan. CRIS is largely fuelled by a team of dedicated volunteers all with a commitment to the well-being of the local community.

Founded in 2001 by Troy Becker and Lynnette Legrandeur, they were inspired by a close relative with Down syndrome and their passion for all things outdoors, to create an organization that specialized in supporting people with various physical, cognitive, intellectual, or sensory challenges, whether permanent or temporary, gain access to outdoor pursuits. 

Since its inception, CRIS has been an organization which focuses on ability and works on #breakingdownbarriers to outdoor recreation and sport, whatever those barriers may be.