Para PanAm ALACD Story: What Sport Can Do
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 Para-Nordic Skier Margarita Gorbounova, who was born with impaired vision. She says: "Getting outside and getting active is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Not only will it have a positive impact on your health, you will also learn new skills, make new friends and set new goals."
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.