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le August 14, 2007

Canada's sitting volleyball team makes official international debut August 15

José Rebelo, head coach of the Canadian team, was in touch with the
Brazilian head coach prior to the tournament, and both agreed that it
would be a good idea to get some game time in prior to the actual
tournament. Team Canada also scrimmaged with Team USA prior to the
competition.

“We came here to play as muc...

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le August 13, 2007

Canadian swimmers rake in medals at Parapanamerican Games; Table tennis comes up with bronze

  Also winning gold were Donovan
Tildesley, of Vancouver, BC, in the 100m free in 1:01.59 (S11
category), Brian Hill, of Duncan, BC, in the 100m individual medley in
2:27.12 (S13) and Valerie Grand’Maison, of Montreal, QC, in the 200m
individual medley in 2:32.33 (S13).   Canada’s 4x100m women’s freestyle
relay te...

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le August 11, 2007

Brantford resident Bill Morgan sees Rio as step to Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

  The athletes with a visual impairment
are accompanied by their coach Tom Thomson, also of Brantford, who
operates out of the Brantford Judo Club.   A veteran of two Paralympic Games,
Morgan hopes to add some qualification points in Rio and earn a ticket
to the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Summer Games.   “Bill will medal h...

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le August 9, 2007

Nova Scotian Ian Kent eyes table tennis medal at Parapanamerican Games in Rio

  “I’ll be on the podium here,”
proclaims Kent, 47. “These younger guys are playing a grey-haired man
with a bit of a ponch (belly). I can’t imagine what is going on inside
their heads. I’m double their age but they can still lose to me.”   National table tennis for athletes
with a disability coach John Macpherson, a Col...

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le August 3, 2007

Jennifer Krempien named Canada's flag bearer for the 2007 Parapanamerican Games

  “It is an honour and a privilege for
myself and the women’s team to represent my country and lead the
Canadian delegation at the Parapanamerican Games,” said Krempien, a
15-year veteran of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team. “To
be selected from among so many talented and dedicated athletes makes
thi...

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