Para PanAm ALACD Story: The Sky’s the Limit


Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
Sarah White

The Para PanAmerican Games were held in Toronto from August 7 to 15, 2015. The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) published weekly stories between May and August that highlighted the extent to which Canadians with disabilities are successfully engaged in inclusive activities. In Canada, one in seven individuals have a disability, and this demographic is far less likely to participate in physical activity or sport than the population as a whole. 

This story is by "sports addict" and wheelchair racer Sarah White, whose spinal cord was affected by neuroblastoma at age 7. She says: "Having a disability shouldn’t prevent you from doing what you love and from living life to the fullest. Every day, every minute, every second is an opportunity for learning and greatness. So go all out, try new things and never fear the impossible."

From the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) Para PanAm Story Archives

The ALACD ceased operations at the end of October 2015. It promoted, supported and enabled Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. It provided nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.

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