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Ontario's Parasport Athletes

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Ontario's Parasport Athletes

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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:

Jamoi Anderson (Brampton) and Jesse George Buckingham (Toronto)

  • 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.

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