Archive of posts tagged "paralympics"

Parasport at the Victoria Family Sport & Recreation Festival

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This weekend is the 3rd annual Island Savings Family Sport & Recreation Festival in Victoria. While I don’t profile Island events very frequently, this one has a special place in my heart. From Saturday, May 5th from 10:00am to 4:00pm you can check out a free day of interactive sports and recreation for the family […]

Vancouver 2010 Paralympics Anniversary

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Tomorrow will be the one-year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, an amazing sporting event that was a very sweet ending to largest global event in our city’s history. It all started out with a bang at the opening ceremony. I remember how lively it was – bright colours, talented dancers, paralympians, and […]

BC Government to Declare Days in Honor of Olympians, Paralympians

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It was announced yesterday (and I found out thanks to the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Twitter account) that the Government of BC will proclaim days throughout 2011 in honor of BC Olympic and Paralympic medallists. Maëlle Ricker. Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr “Athletes will be recognized on the one-year anniversary of their medal-winning performance. Athletes […]

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Anniversary Events

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Yesterday CTV was looking for news and events surrounding any kind of Vancouver 2010 anniversary events. Turns out, there’s plenty going on around town and so far 10,000 people have signed up on Facebook for a simple gathering on Granville — anywhere on Granville between Drake and Georgia.  Photo credit: Mananetwork on Flickr Cauldron The […]

Canadian Paralympic Committee Names Elisabeth Walker-Young Assistant Chef de Mission for London 2012

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This morning the Canadian Paralympic Committee named four-time Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young as Canada’s Assistant Chef de Mission for the London 2012 Paralympic Summer Games. After captivating our attention in Vancouver last February, the Paralympics have been growing in popularity thanks to the outstanding performances by our athletes. I had the chance to chat with Elisabeth […]