Para PanAm ALACD Story: Welcome to my World
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 Special Olympics alpine ski coach Karen Ide, who reflects on her experience with Robin Shuter, one of the athletes that she coaches. She says: "Robin puts 100% effort into everything she does. She exemplifies how an active lifestyle can enrich the life of someone who never lets their disability stand in their way."
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.