September 11, 2014
The City of Brantford and the County of Brant to Host the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games
Sport Alliance Ontario in partnership with ParaSport Ontario is very pleased to announce that the City of Brantford and the County of Brant have been selected as the official host for the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games, taking place on February 10-12, 2017.
This will mark the first time Brantford and the County of Brant will host the Ontario ParaSport Games. After a recent change in structure to the Ontario ParaSport Games, it is exciting to be reintroducing the winter program again in 2017.
“Congratulations to the City of Brantford and the County of Brant on their successful bid to host the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games. These Games will provide an excellent opportunity for them to showcase their sport and recreation facilities to visitors, leave behind a legacy of accessible infrastructure for the community, and support the local economy. We are committed to providing opportunities for development of Ontario’s para-athletes, and these Games are an important way for us to do that.” Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan American Games.
“Sport Alliance Ontario certainly values its host community partnerships and understands the large commitment it takes to host a Games event. We are thrilled to have Brantford and the County of Brant hosting the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games and know they will deliver a successful event” Marc Seguin, Chair of Sport Alliance Ontario.
“Sport Alliance Ontario is delighted to have Brantford and the County of Brant hosting the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games.” “I would like to acknowledge the partnership and commitment that will take place between our organizations at SAO, ParaSport Ontario, the Host Communities and Games Organizing Committee over the next 2 ½ years to make the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games a reality.” Michael Parzei, Interim CEO of Sport Alliance Ontario.
“The City of Brantford and the County of Brant are proud to be the joint-host communities for the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games. We boast some of the best facilities for sport, have an unforgettable and emphatic sporting history and enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship between our business and sport communities. We have the good fortune to be in the best location geographically for welcoming visitors and participants from everywhere and anywhere. Above all else, both the City of Brantford and the County of Brant have the most giving, productive, engaged and reliable community of volunteers. All of these qualities will ensure the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant will be the games against which all others will be measured. Welcome to the 2017 ParaSport Games and welcome to the City of Brantford-County of Brant…” where we truly believe, “We Can Do Anything!” Donna Clements, Tourism Business Development Officer, Economic Development & Tourism, City of Brantford and Russell J. Press, Tourism & Community Development Coordinator, County of Brant.
“ParaSport Ontario is thrilled that Brantford and the County of Brant will be hosting our Games and look forward to working with them to deliver a Best in Class experience for Ontario’s top para-athletes” Alan Trivett, Executive Director, ParaSport Ontario.
The Ontario Games are a program of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, delivered by the Sport Alliance Ontario in partnership with ParaSport Ontario. For more information about the Ontario Games or Sport Alliance Ontario please visitwww.sportallianceontario.com . For more information about ParaSport Ontario please visit www.parasportontario.ca .