Best wishes to Canada’s Paralympic athletes from MLA Michelle Stilwell

I look forward to watching the athletes obtain their peak performances, pushing the limits in the six different winter sports that will take place in Sochi starting tomorrow,” the Parksville-Qualicum MLA told the Legislature. “It will all begin as Canada is led into the opening ceremonies, led by B.C. athlete Sonja Gaudet.

“A new sport is taking place. A debut at this game is para-snowboard. This is in large part the efforts of a good friend of mine, Tyler Mosher, from Whistler. Tyler worked tirelessly to break down the barriers and advocate for the inclusion of para-snowboarding. This week he will be making history.

“The other sports included in the games are alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-county skiing, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling.”

Video clip courtesy of Hansard. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

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