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December 31, 2015

14 Memories of 2014: Must-see TV

More Canadians than ever watched the Paralympic Games this past winter from Sochi. The CPC created a first-of-its-kind Paralympic media consortium (CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, Yahoo!, AMI and SendtoNews) and led a broadcast strategy that redefined Paralympic sport coverage in Canada.  An audience of 8.8 million Canadians tuned-in to ...

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December 30, 2015

14 Memories of 2014: CPC delivers value

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) won the 2014 Most Valuable Amateur Sport Property award at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum in July. The distinction marked the first time the CPC had won the prestigious award created in 2012 by Ipsos Reid and TrojanOne - and showed the rapidly growing awareness and value of the Paralympic brand ...

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December 28, 2014

14 Memories of 2014: Mainville draws battle lines

Wheelchair fencer Pierre Mainville posted the best World Cup result of his career in 2014, earning a silver medal in epee at the stop in Lonato, Italy. The next day he would add a bronze in sabre against a stellar field.

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December 26, 2014

14 Memories of 2014: Kid in the Hall

Aged only 16, visually impaired alpine skier Mac Marcoux went to the Winter Paralympic Games for experience and came home with a gold medal in the giant slalom and bronzes in the Super G and downhill with guide Robin Fémy. Marcoux and his older brother B.J., his regular guide who was inju...

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December 25, 2014

14 Memories of 2014: Gold on repeat (2)

Led by Opening Ceremony flag bearer Sonja Gaudet, Canada won its third consecutive Paralympic Games gold medal in wheelchair curling in Sochi. Gaudet, Jim Armstrong, Ina Forrest, Denis Thiessen and Mark Ideson went 7-2 in the round robin before beating China and Russia in the playoffs.

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December 24, 2014

14 Memories of 2014: Dispaltro rolls to number-one

At the world boccia championships in Beijing, Marco Dispaltro defeated the number-one ranked player in the world en route to a fourth place finish in the solo competition. That key victory nudged the St-Jérôme, Que., resident into the number-one spot in the world rankings even though Dispaltro was left off the podium for one of the ra...

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December 23, 2014

14 Memories of 2014: Canadians tackle silver in wheelchair rugby

Canada maintained its number-two world ranking in wheelchair rugby this year, earning the silver medal at the world championships held in Denmark. The Canadians beat the number-one Americans in the semifinal before finally being figured out by Australia in the championship match. Canada’s Zak Madell was named the tournament MVP.

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