Sudbury Proud to Announce Launch of the Sudbury Accessible Sports Council

Sudbury, ON – Members of Sudbury’s accessible sport and physical activity community are excited to announce the formation of the Sudbury Accessible Sports Council.  The launch took place on March 11th at the Cambrian College Hoops and Wheels charity Basketball fundraiser.

Carla John, chairperson of the Sudbury Accessible Sports Council, explained the importance of the Council’s creation, saying, “While there are existing opportunities for participation in athletics in Sudbury, we need to create more awareness of these sports organizations as well as awareness of the need for more opportunities for people with disabilities to be active participants in sports programs. The Sudbury Accessible Sports Council is looking forward to hearing from and working with any sport program that is accessible or willing to become accessible to people with various abilities in Sudbury.”

John and other members of the Council were joined by Lauren Dickler, Program Coordinator of ParaSport Ontario for the formal announcement of the Council.  ParaSport Ontario presented the Sudbury Accessible Sports Council with a $2500 start-up grant.  Provided through bi-lateral funding from Sport Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion via its Active 2010 – Sport for More program, the grant will be used to assist with the promotion and facilitation of accessible sport opportunities in Sudbury.

About ParaSport Ontario:
ParaSport Ontario is a non-profit, provincial multi-sport organization that delivers programs and provides competitive opportunities for athletes with physical disabilities.  A proud member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the organization’s mission is to provide parallel opportunities in sport for athletes with a physical disability.

For more information, please contact:

Lauren Dickler
ParaSport Ontario
Program Coordinator

Carla John
Sudbury Accessible Sports Council Chairperson