Opening Ceremonies Kick off Sarnia 2011 Ontario ParaSport® Summer Games Tomorrow

Sarnia, ON — The Opening Ceremonies for the Sarnia 2011 Ontario ParaSport Summer Games will kick off tomorrow morning at 11:00am at St. Patrick’s High School/Sarnia Central Athletic T&F Complex. The two day event will take place Friday Aug 19th – Sat Aug 20th.
Admission to all events, including the Opening Ceremonies are free. Sarnia’s TV Cogeco (channel 6) will be airing the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, August 19th at 4 pm, 7 pm, and 10 pm. They will also re air the ceremonies on Saturday, August 20th at 10 am, 4 pm, 7 pm, and 10 pm.
Over 200 participants from across Ontario are participating, including over 100 athletes with a physical disability, support staff, coaches and officials. The six competitive sports include Athletics, Boccia, Goalball, Lawn Bowling, ParaEquestrian and Wheelchair Tennis. These events are being held at a variety of local venues, including the St. Patrick’s High School, Sarnia Athletics Southwest Track & Field Complex, Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club, Fiddick’s Stables, and Sarnia Riding Club.
The Ontario ParaSport Games program has been the largest multi-sport competition in the province for athletes with a physical disability. For some athletes, the Games represent the pinnacle of their sporting careers, for others they are a stepping stone to National and International events.
The 2011 Ontario ParaSport Summer Games presented by Shoppers Home Health Care are delivered by the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport in partnership with the Sport Alliance of Ontario, ParaSport Ontario and Tourism Sarnia-Lambton. For more information about the 2011 Ontario ParaSport Summer Games contact Matt Rhodes, Games/Communications Manager at 416.426.7030 or by email at matt@parasportontario.ca. For up to the minute results, please visit http://www.ontarioparasportgames.com.
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