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December 12, 2011

Para-athletics Head Coach change at Athletics Canada

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today that Laurier Primeau of Burnaby, B.C., has replaced Ozzie Sawicki of Calgary, Alta., in the position of para-athletics head coach leading into and at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  Primeau has a wealth of technical and coaching experience including leading a national program into and in a major...

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December 7, 2011

Elite Athletes Tapped to Consult on Toronto 2015 Games

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Continuing with the momentum from the Guadalajara 2011 Pan/Parapan American Games, the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) today announced the appointment of 10 Canadian high-performance athletes to its newly created Athlete Advisory Council.

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December 6, 2011

CS4L Released The 2nd Edition Of No Accidental Champions

Canadian Sport for Life is pleased to release the 2nd edition of No Accidental Champions: Long-Term Athlete Development for Athletes with Disabilities. Written by Colin Higgs, Mary Bluechardt, Istvan Balyi, Richard Way, Paul Jurbala and David Legg and edited by Jim Grove, this document builds upon the Canadian Sport for Life Resource Paper...

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November 30, 2011

Canada's Perrin Wants More Media Interest

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Canada's Morgan Perrin is returning to competitive skiing after breaking his foot during the 2011 IPC World Championships in Sestriere, Italy.

He hopes this season will bring increased media attention to Para-Skiing, not least because athletes would like increased sponsorship to afford to train pr...

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November 29, 2011

Levins, Schaaf, Cassidy, Pennock champions at 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships

VANCOUVER – The weather didn't cooperate but that didn't stop great racing today at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, B.C., site of the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships.  Cameron Levins of Black Creek, B.C., successfully defended his title in the men's senior age category.  Kendra Schaaf of Craven, Sask., took the Canadian title in...

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November 28, 2011

Petitclerc accepts international coaching appointment with UK Athletics

OTTAWA- Athletics Canada congratulates today Chantal Petitclerc of Montreal, Que., who has accepted a coaching position with UK Athletics for the upcoming 2012 Paralympic Games in London.  "Athletics Canada wishes Chantal all the best in her role as coach and mentor with Great Britain's Paralympics team.  I have no doubt that Chantal's...

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November 25, 2011

World Sledge Hockey Challenge: Host Canada Could be One to Beat

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Many players are picking Team Canada as the heavy favourite for this weekend's World Sledge Hockey Challenge, which will feature four of the world's top teams from 27 November – 3 December in Calgary, Canada.

The Canadians bounced back from a disappointing fourth-place finish at the Vancouver 2010...

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November 24, 2011

2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge Begins Sunday In Calgary, Alta.; Tickets Now On Sale

CALGARY, Alta. – Canada's National Sledge Team will welcome three international entries – Japan, Norway and the United States – to Calgary next week for the 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge, Nov. 27 to Dec. 3., as the top four sledge hockey nations in the world go for gold at the WinSport Canada Athletic & Ice Complex.

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November 16, 2011

DAY 3: Gold in Table Tennis and Cycling highlight third day of competition in Guadalajara

GUADALAJARA, Nov. 15 – Cyclists Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and Lyne Bessette (Magog, QC) captured their second gold of these Games today, while teammates Daniel Chalifour (St-Jérome, QC) and pilot Ed Veal (Toronto, ON) also won gold and Ian Kent (Eastern Passage, NS) broke through to take gold in table tennis.

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November 15, 2011

DAY 2: Momentum continues for Canada at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara as Day Two brings 13 Medals

GUADALAJARA, Nov. 14 – Swimming and athletics led the way for Canada on the second day of competition at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara today, combining for 13 medals – one gold, four silver and eight bronze. The team now has earned 22 medals in total.

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