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Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Sport Institute Network seeks next generation of Paralympians in Halifax

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This Saturday at from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM local time, the Canadian Olympic & Paralympic Sport Institute Network will be at the Canadian Canada Games Centre in Halifax as part of a partnership effort with the Canadian Paralympic Committee to identify athletes who could be part of future Canadian Paralympic teams.



Catherine Gosselin-Després, Executive Director, Sport at the Canadian Paralympic Committee was quoted as saying of these events, “The inaugural Paralympian Search event in Calgary was a great success and we are looking forward to bringing the program to Toronto. This unique program supports the identification of Canada’s next generation of Paralympic stars through an innovative targeted approach with sports. It’s very exciting to work with our sport partners to help people discover the sports they are suited for and to ensure that all participants benefit from expert testing and follow up.”


This talent identification event is part of a series of nationwide events to find athletes, both existing sportspeople with disabilities and those with disabilities who have never participated in sport before. Another event is scheduled for next weekend at Complex sportif Claude Robillard in Montreal. In February, a similar event was held in Toronto.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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