Ontario's Parasport Athletes
In total, 230 Ontario parasport athletes and 44 guides from across Ontario will participate in the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games.
Some of the province's top talent competing in Brant County this year include:
- bronze medallists, 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games - men's sitting volleyball
Christy Campbell (Ottawa)
- gold medallist, 2011 Canada Games - 2.5 km sit-ski
Adam Dukovich (London)
- gold medalist, 2011 Guadalajara Parapan Am Games - boccia singles BC2 - open
Melanie Hawtin (Hamilton)
- silver medalist, 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games - women's wheelchair basketball
- world champion, 2014 Wheelchair Basketball Women's World Championship
Meghan Mahon (Sudbury)
- 6th place, 2016 Rio Paralympics - women's goalball
Cassie Orgeles (Toronto)
- bronze medallist, 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games - women's goalball
Jolan Wong (Pembroke)
- bronze medalist, 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games - women's sitting volleyball
Quest for Gold program
Ontario supports its athletes year round with direct financial assistance through the Quest for Gold program.
In 2015-16, the program provided $928,050 in direct financial assistance to the province's parasport athletes. Thirty-four athletes participating in this year's ParaSport Games are recipients of 2015-16 Quest for Gold funding, including the athletes listed above.