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August 8, 2015


The following Nova Scotians are representing Canada and Nova Scotia at the ParaPanAm games this week.
  1. Ben Brown, 100m sprint, Weston
  2. Steven Dunn, table tennis, Dartmouth
  3. Pamela LeJean, shot put, Sydney
  4. Jillian MacSween, goalball, Halifax
  5. Devin Gotell, swimming, Antigonish
  6. Danial Murphy, swimming, Bedford
  7. Curtis Caron, table tennis, Dartmouth
  8. Mikhail Drozdowski, table tennis, Cole Harbour
  9. Ian Kent, table tennis, Eastern Passage
  10. Jamey Jewells, wheelchair basketball, Donkin
(errors and omissions to wcreedh@gmail.com)

I hope you saw last night's opening ceremony.  Chantal Petitclerc, the most decorated athlete in Canadian history, and one of the world's most successful Paralympians, lit the cauldron to the roar from the athletes assembled in the infield.

Antigonish's Chelsey Gotell, a three-time Paralympic swimmer and multiple world-record holder helped carry in the Paralympic flag.

What better activity this rainy weekend than to watch the coverage on CBC?
  • Saturday, Aug. 8 at 5 p.m. AST and 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. 
The full schedule through next Saturday includes tons of opportunities to root for our athletes.

Be sure to watch Josh Cassidy, marathon world record holder.  His CBC profile says he is confined to a wheelchair.  Does 42.2 kilometers in 1 hour, 18 minutes and 25 seconds sound confined?  

Watching the ParaPanAm games is an Inspiration and an education.

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