Canada begins search for next generation of Paralympians

Recruitment event to discover new athletes to be held in Montreal 01 Jun 2018
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By Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee will be on the lookout for Canada’s next great Para athletes with a Paralympian Search event heading to Montreal on 9 June.

Paralympian Search is an athlete identification event aimed at testing participant aptitudes to excel in various Paralympic sports and discovering athletes with high development potential.

The one-day event welcomes all athletes aged 14-35 with a physical or visual impairment, including those who are brand new to sport and those who are looking to transfer into a new sport. Participants will go through a series of physical tests and discover in which sports they may have the most potential to compete.

Institut national du sport du Québec will co-host Paralympian Search, with wheelchair racer Alex Dupont attending as an ambassador. A bronze medallist in the 4x400m relay at Rio 2016, Dupont is a two-time Paralympian.

“Having the access and opportunity to participate in sport is so important for people with disabilities,” said Dupont. “Paralympian Search is a great event to not only discover high-potential athletes but provide resources for people to continue being active. Every Paralympian has a unique story – I decided to try wheelchair racing after seeing it on TV during the Athens Paralympics, and I hope to help others reach their dreams as well.”

For more information about Paralympian Search and to register for the upcoming Montreal event, please visit: