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September 23, 2017

VISTA 2017 conference concludes in Toronto

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VISTA 2017 conference concludes in Toronto

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September 23, 2017

Dr. Laura Misener discusses Paralympic sport’s social impact

Dr. Laura Misener of Western University in London, Ont., was Saturday’s keynote speaker at the VISTA 2017 Conference, taking place today  at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario, in Toronto.. Her presentation was titled: The Paralympic Games and Social Impact: Beyond the Rhetoric.

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September 22, 2017

Technology a game-changer for Paralympic sport

Dr. Rory Cooper, founding director of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh, was the keynote speaker Friday morning at the VISTA 2017 conference in Toronto.

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September 22, 2017

Province of Ontario holds reception for VISTA 2017 delegates at MaRS Discovery District

VISTA 2017 conference participants gathered at the The MaRS Discovery District for a reception hosted by the Government of Ontario on Thursday September 21, 2017.

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September 21, 2017

The Coaching Association of Canada launches Coaching Athletes with a Disability, an NCCP eLearning module

With support from the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Special Olympics Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to launch today the latest in its series of National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) eLearning modules: Coaching Athletes...

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September 21, 2017

Dr. Cheri Blauwet says it’s time to break down the barriers

Dr. Cheri Blauwet, the seven-time Paralympic medallist and instructor at Harvard Medical School, says society needs a universal vision when it comes to viewing sport and health promotion in her keynote address at the VISTA 2017 Conference this morning in Toronto.

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Image of Para Swimmer Morgan Bird September 20, 2017

Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships postponed

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has postponed the World Para Swimming and World Para Powerlifting Championships which were due to begin in Mexico City on 30 September following Tuesday’s (19 September) devastating earthquake in the country.  The decision was taken following an assessment of the current situation and after close...

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Image of Rick Hansen leading Jumpstart kids off the stage September 19, 2017

Canadian Tire Corporation, in Support of Jumpstart, Commits $50 Million Over Five Years to Get More Canadian Kids with Disabilities into Sport and Play

TORONTO - Canadian Tire Corporation (TSX:CTC, TSX:CTC.A) today announced an unprecedented $50 million commitment over five years to Jumpstart Charities, in order to give Canadian kids with disabilities greater access to sport and play.

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September 15, 2017

Canada’s Stefan Daniel Wins Para-Triathlon World Championships

ROTTERDAM (Triathlon Canada)—Canada’s Stefan Daniel is once again the king of Para-triathlon after winning the PTS5 category at the World Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Friday.

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