GO! CANADA! GO!
This weekend is the official start to the 2018 Winter Paralympics and I am thrilled that Stittsville is there to represent Canada in full force.
The opening ceremonies took place earlier this week with Stittsville resident, Scott Macdonald, was in attendance to relay the torch carrying the Olympic flame from Cheongdo to Pyeongchang, South Korea. Scott, along with three other individuals from Colorado Springs, Philadelphia, and Seoul, were awarded the great honour by the International Paralympic Committee for their years of dedication to Para Ice Hockey.
Scott has been involved with Para Ice Hockey since 2002, first as an on ice official working the 2006 Paralympics Winter Games in Torino, Italy, then as a supervisor of officials at numerous world championships around the globe including the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, and as Referee-in-chief of the on-ice officials at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Last month, I was happy to share that Stittsville’s own Tyrone Henry and Ottawa’s Ben Delaney would be representing Team Canada in Sledge Hockey.
I would like to send my congratulations to Scott, Tyrone, and the rest of Team Canada for representing our country at these prestigious games and also wish Tyrone and Team Canada good luck as they officially begin their Olympic journey this weekend.
To learn more about the athletes and to review the Olympic schedule, be sure to visit http://games.paralympic.ca/road-to-the-games