Searching for #Paratough athletes on October 22 in Vancouver

October 19, 2017

VANCOUVER - The PARALYMPIAN SEARCH will visit the home-province of some of the country’s most successful Paralympic athletes on Sunday October 22, 2017 at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, B.C.

PARALYMPIAN SEARCH is an exciting program designed to identify future potential Paralympic athletes. It is a one-day event offering people with a disability the chance to test their abilities and discover which Paralympic sports they are best suited for.

The event also welcomes current or former athletes from all levels aiming to transfer into a new Paralympic sport, or discover another sport that can complement their main discipline.

The event is open to people with a physical disability or a visual impairment, aged 14 to 35. Registration is free and can be done at

Participants will have the chance to meet B.C. athlete Trevor Hirschfield, the event’s Ambassador and a two-time Paralympic Games medallist in wheelchair rugby.

WHERE: Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road, Richmond, BC, V7C 0A2

 WHEN: Sunday October 22, 2017 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m


The Vancouver-area Paralympian Search is held in collaboration with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and many national and provincial sport organizations.



For more information:


Louis Daignault

Coordinator, Communications

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Cell: 613-297-1455



Noah Wheelock

Manager, Communications

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Phone: 250-220-2534 / Cell: 250-813-3474