Paralympic medallist and Chef de Mission Todd Nicholson to make presentation at Abilities Centre

April 20, 2017

WHITBY, Ont. - April 20, 2017 – Todd Nicholson, a three-time Paralympic medallist in Para ice hockey and Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, will make a special presentation to students at the Abilities Centre on Wednesday, April 26 as part of Paralympic Schools Week 2017.

Nicholson will share the story of his journey in sport, as well as look ahead to the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games set for March 9 to 18 in South Korea. Following his talk, Nicholson will join local school children in playing wheelchair basketball and para ice hockey in the gym.

Nicholson competed at five Paralympic Games between 1994 and 2010, winning gold, silver and bronze medals. Team captain for 15 years, he was named to the Paralympic All-Star Team in 1998 and 2002.

WHAT:                                     Todd Nicholson presentation as part of Paralympic Schools Week 2017, followed by Paralympic sport demo and participation.

                                                      *Media are invited to the presentation and to play wheelchair basketball and Para ice hockey


WHEN & WHERE:             Wednesday, April 26, 2017. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

55 Gordon St, Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Todd Nicholson presentation: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Para sport participation: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


WHO:                                        Todd Nicholson, Para ice hockey Paralympian and Team Canada Chef de Mission, PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

                                                      Leo Plue, Executive Director, Abilities Centre

                                                      Representative from the Town of Whitby

                                                      Local school children

                                                      Local Paralympians


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