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August 19, 2015

August 2015

A few items:

Nova Scotians at the Para Pan Ams:

Pamela LeJean and Devin Gotell won gold

The details:

NameFinishMedal
GotellSwimming
Men's 200m IM SM13(SM12-13)2Silver
Men's 100m Backstroke S13(S12-13)2Silver
Men's 400m Freestyle S13(S11-13)1Gold
Men's 100m Freestyle S134
LeJeanAthletics
Women's Shot Put F53/54/551Gold
Women's Javelin Throw F53/543Bronze
MurphySwimming
Men's 100m Freestyle S55
Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relay 20ptsCanada3Bronze
Men's 50m Butterfly S5(1-5)4
Men's 200m IM SM6(SM5-6)7
Men's 50m Freestyle S55
Men's 50m Backstroke S56
Men's 200m Freestyle S5(S1-5)4
BrownAthletics
Men's 100m T534
KentTable Tennis
Men's Singles Class 83Bronze
Men's Team Class 6-8Canada2Silver
DunnTable Tennis
Men's Singles Class 37
Men's Team Class 3-4Canada5
DrozdowskiTable Tennis
Men's Singles Class 114
CaronTable Tennis
Men's Singles Class 87
Men's Team Class 6-8Canada2Silver
MacSweenGoalball
WomenCanada3Bronze
JewellsWheelchair Basketball
Women'sCanada2Silver
Gold2
Silver5
Bronze4
TOTAL11*

*by my count.  Corrections to wcreedh@gmail.com


Congratulations again to Sarah Dube:




Miscellany:

If you hadn't seen this article from The Globe and Mail, it's worth a read:
It's well past time for a Canadians with Disabilities Act

Nova Scotia would do well to pay more attention to travel infrastructure for people with disabilities:
Disability Travel Generates $17.3 Billion In Annual Spending.  The Americans with Disabilities Act has broadened leisure opportunities for millions, including a big population in nearby New England. novascotia.com lists 157 of 784 places  to stay as 'wheelchair accessible'.   That's 20% of places, not rooms.

Exercise is good, exercising your vote is even better.

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