We’re happy to congratulate Parasport Ontario’s Vice Chair, Archie Allison on being the recipient of the 2017 Variety Heart Award. At the Variety Village “Throwback Thursday” Variety Gala this past week, Archie was given the illustrious award for his contributions over the past 30 years to inclusion and accessibility for people of all abilities.
If you're Canadian and a fan of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, you're probably familiar with Rob Snoek. He's been one of CBC Television's go-to broadcasters at both elite sporting competitions dating back to the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Over the years, he's provided commentary on 18 different sports, from skiing and snowboarding to athletics and waterloo - which is no small feat considering the amount of research and preparation required to speak authoritatively on even a single sport. Next on his schedule: the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
For more than four decades, Shirley Shelby has been a passionate advocate for people with disabilities. As both a pioneering travel agent serving special-needs travellers and a tireless administrator of sports for physically disabled athletes, her positive impact on the disability community has been immeasurable.