It’s time to raise the bar! Test your upper body strength to its ultimate limit. The fast-growing sport of powerlifting was once exclusive to men with spinal cord injuries but has expanded to include both men and women with a wider range of disabilities. The objective is simple: the athlete who lifts the most weight - wins. Para-lifters lie flat on their back with full-body contact to the bench throughout the lift. So, “go heavy or go home!"
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We acknowledge the land on which ParaSport® Ontario was built is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.