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From Playground to Podium

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Parapan American Games
August 7 - 15

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December 20, 2014

14 memories of 2014: Sledge hockey team slides onto podium

After a self-described disappointing fourth place finish at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics, Canada’s sledge hockey team sparkled in Sochi this winter. Team Canada posted a 4-1 record, its only loss a 3-0 defeat to the United States, the eventual champions. Two days later Canada would rebound with a 3-0 victory over Norway to win the...

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December 19, 2014

14 Memories for 2014: Big wheel in Glasgow

Wheelchair racer Diane Roy of Sherbrooke, Que., delivered another fine international performance for Canada this summer with a silver medal in the women’s 1500-m race at the Commonwealth Games. Since 1994, the Games have included events for athletes with a disability. Alex Dupont added a bronze for Canada in the men’s 1500-m wheelchair...

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December 18, 2014

14 Memories for 2014: Gold on repeat

Brian McKeever of Canmore, Alta., retained his position as the top visually impaired cross country skier in the world in 2014. The highlight was the Sochi Paralympic Games where he collected gold medals in the 20 kilometre, 10...

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Paralympians race to silver and bronze on rain-soaked track in Glasgow August 1, 2014

Paralympians race to silver and bronze on rain-soaked track in Glasgow

Canada’s Paralympians contributed to the Canadian athletics team’s medal tally Thursday night at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning silver and bronze medals in the 1500-metre wheelchair races.

Under pouring rain and heavy humidity, Diane Roy (Sherbooke, Que.) aggressively led the women’s race the entire way until edged at the...

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June 2, 2014

Heores tour 2014

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April 16, 2014

Jim Flaherty: A difference maker for Canadians living with a disability

The image many Canadians have of Jim Flaherty is of the federal finance minister who helped guide Canada through the crushing 2008 economic crisis. To them he was a businessman, someone focused on numbers and dedicated to his country's fiscal health.

Many other people saw a different side of Mr. Flaherty. They witnessed a father with a...

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