100 Day Countdown Celebration
After working on these Games for two years, we were so excited to celebrate our 100 Day Countdown milestone last Thursday. About 500 people joined us and tried some parasports, met some athletes, watched the unveiling of our Games medal design, high fived PACHI, and left excited about our Games.
We couldn’t have asked for better hosts than the Durham District School Board and Pickering High School. The students at our daytime sessions from Lincoln Avenue Public School, St. Francis De Sales Catholic School, Lincoln Alexander Public School, Eagle Ridge Public School, and Pickering High School couldn’t have been more enthusiastic.
Thank you also to partners from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Regional Municipality of Durham, Sport Durham, Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association, ParaSport Ontario, and the Abilities Centre. Special thanks to the Oshawa Camera Club for capturing the fantastic photos. Thanks also to Andrew Genge who represented Canada (and Durham Region) at the last Paralympics as a Para Snowboardcross competitor.
And finally, thank you to our Games Organizing Committee and sub-committee members for your commitment, creativity, and capabilities organizing and hosting a gold medal-worthy celebration.