ParaSport Ontario Wishes Canadian Paralympic Team Good Luck!
Only a few days left before the Paralympic Winter Games get underway in Vancouver. Lead by Chef de Mission Blair McIntosh and Assistant Chef de Mission Gaetan Tardif, 55 Paralympians will make up the Canadian team including 19 from Ontario. ParaSport Ontario wishes all Canadian team members the very best of luck as they go for gold in both Vancouver and Whistler.
Two ParaSport Ontario banners signed by athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers who participated at the Ontario ParaSport Winter Games in Kingston recently, and well-wishers from the numerous Provincial Sport Organizations and Multi-Sport Organizations located within the Sport Alliance of Ontario have been sent to Vancouver to be posted in each of the athlete villages.
1350 Paralympic Athletes from 44 countries will be competing in five sports. The Para-Alpine Skiing, Biathlon and Para-Nordic Skiing competitions will be held in Whistler. Sledge Hockey and Wheelchair Curling, sports where Canada is the defending champion, will be staged in Vancouver.
The opening ceremonies will be held at B.C. Place Stadium, the same facility where the Olympic opening and closing festivities were held. The closing will be staged in Whistler at the Whistler Medals Plaza.
Congratulations to the following athletes from Ontario who will be going for GOLD!
Jeff Dickson Para-Alpine Skiing
Sam Danniels Para-Alpine Skiing
Andrea Dziewior Para-Alpine Skiing
Melanie Shwartz Para-Alpine Skiing
Brian Berry Para-Nordic Skiing/Biathlon (Guide)
Jamie Stirling Para-Nordic Skiing/Biathlon (Guide)
Andrea Bundon Para-Nordic Skiing/Biathlon (Guide)
Robbie Weldon Para-Nordic Skiing/Biathlon
Alexei Novikov Para-Nordic Skiing/Biathlon
Margarita Gorbounova Para-Nordic Skiing/Biathlon
Adam Dixon Sledge Hockey
Brad Bowden Sledge Hockey
Derek Whitson Sledge Hockey
Graeme Murray Sledge Hockey
Jeremy Booker Sledge Hockey
Marc Dorion Sledge Hockey
Paul Rosen Sledge Hockey
Ray Grassi Sledge Hockey
Todd Nicholson Sledge Hockey
Be sure to check the following websites for up to the minute reports and live coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games – March 12th-21st.
Share in the excitement by cheering on Team Canada. Go Canada Go!
ParaSport Ontario www.parasportontario.ca