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Toronto skyline October 9, 2015

Toronto to stage International Paralympic Committee’s VISTA conference in 2017

The Canadian city which recently staged the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games will host the world’s leading sports science conference focussing on parasport...

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Spain October 8, 2015

Canadians front and centre at VISTA 2015

As the VISTA 2015 Scientific Conference gets underway this week in Girona, Spain, Canadians are well-represented as speakers, panellists and delegates. Approximately 260 experts and sport specialists have gathered from around the world to explore the theme of “securing the future of young para-athletes.”

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CP Team Canada athletes October 7, 2015

CP athletes make Canada Proud

Wednesday October 7, is World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day and it’s a golden opportunity to recognize some of Canada’s top Paralympians.  Athletes with CP compete in many sports at the Paralympic Games, including para-swimming, para-athletics, 7-a-side soccer, para-cycling, para-alpine skiing, and more.

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Sledge hockey hallway October 5, 2015

Canada’s National Sledge Team Roster Named For 2015-16 Season

Hockey Canada wraps up selection camp, looks to upcoming season

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has selected 20 players to Canada’s National Sledge Team for the 2015-16 season following a week-long selection camp at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.

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Stefan Daniel October 2, 2015

Vote now for the Allianz Athlete of the Month - September 2015

Six para-athletes have been shortlisted for the Allianz Athlete of the Month poll for September 2015, and the public are now invited to vote for their winner via http://www.paralympic.org.

The nominations are:

Stefan Daniel, Canada, triathlon

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September 30, 2015

Nominations announced for 2015 Paralympic Sport Awards

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the athletes and teams who have made the shortlists for November's 2015 Paralympic Sport Awards which are proudly partnered by Allianz and will recognise achievements from the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

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sledge hockey September 25, 2015

33 players to attend national sledge hockey team selection camp

CALGARY, Alta. – Thirty-three of the nation’s best sledge hockey players are hitting the ice at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary Sept. 27 – Oct. 4 with their sights set on having their name on Canada’s National Sledge Team roster for the 2015-16 season.

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September 25, 2015

Canada’s para-cycling maestro Sébastien Travers leads the pack in his sport

After he graduated from the University of Sherbrooke with a degree in kinesiology, former competitive cyclist Sébastien Travers was attracted to a job posting at the Bromont Cycling Club for a para-cycling coach in 2003.  At the time it seemed like an excellent way to launch a professional career, pursue many interes...

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Benoit Huot September 23, 2015

COC launches groundbreaking total athlete wellness program

TORONTO (September 24, 2015) – On Thursday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), and Deloitte launched Game Plan – a high performance athlete wellness and transition program designed to give Canadian athletes new tools to pursue excellence during and beyond their sporting careers.

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Josh Dueck September 23, 2015

When times get tough, the coaches get going

Weeks before he reached the top podium step at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi, Josh Dueck was in a real funk.  The Vernon, B.C. resident was injured, his equipment wasn’t satisfactory – in fact the now-retired sit-skier felt like putting that all-important season to rest.

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