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Impact of the Durham Region 2019 Ontario Parasport Games

The Durham Region 2019 Ontario Parasport Games were awarded two prestigious honours at the Economic Developers Council of Ontario (EDCO) President's Dinner and Awards Ceremony on February 10th, 2020.

First, the Durham Region 2019 Ontario Parasport Games were honoured with a 2019 EDCO Award of Excellence for Tourism Attraction & Tourism Product Development in the Urban-Over 100,000 Population category.

The second, a surprise to the Games organizing committee, was the prestigious Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Economic Development Excellence given by Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell.

These Games were of the most successful in history, with over 350 athletes participating in 11 adaptive sports hosted across eight sport venues in five municipalities.

ParaSport Ontario would like to congratulate everyone involved for hosting such successful Games in Ontario and for the impact and legacy that these Games will continue to have in Durham Region.