Kingston, ON — Approximately 450 participants from across Ontario are expected for the Kingston 2010 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games, which begin one week from today on Friday, January 22nd and run until Sunday, January 24th.
Over 300 athletes with a physical disability such as spinal injury, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, amputation, and blindness or visual impairment will soon arrive in the Limestone City, along with coaches, support staff, and officials.
The seven competitive sports include ParaAlpine Skiing, ParaNordic Skiing, Sledge Hockey, Wheelchair Curling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and Swimming. The intended venues for the Ontario ParaSport Winter Games include the Calabogie Peaks Resort, the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area, the Invista Centre, the Royal Kingston Curling Club, and the Kingston Military Community Sports Centre.
“The ParaSport Winter Games plays an important role in positioning Ontario as a leader in sport development. The 2010 Games are a tangible example of our government’s commitment to investing in sport and to helping these talented athletes achieve their full potential,” said Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion.
The Ontario ParaSport Winter Games are delivered by the Sport Alliance of Ontario in partnership with ParaSport Ontario, the Sport Tourism Branch of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Canadian Forces Base Kingston, and the City of Kingston. The Government of Ontario is the primary funder of the Games.
For more information about the Ontario ParaSport Games or ParaSport Ontario, please visit www.parasportontario.ca, and for the Kingston Games, please visit ontarioparasportgames.com.
2010 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games