Legacy for Athletes with a Disability Secured in Whistler

The Whistler Adaptive Sports Programme (WASP) and Whistler 2010 Sports Legacies (WSL2010) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the commitment to partner in the creation of a 2010 Paralympic Games legacy for athletes with a disability. 03 Feb 2009 By IPC

“The Whistler Adaptive Sports Programme is pleased to partner with Whistler 2010 Sports Legacies on this amazing legacy opportunity,” said Chelsey Walker, WASP Executive Director. “We are working towards developing a world-class training centre in Whistler at which individuals with a disability can engage in recreational and athletic pursuits.”

At the centre of the partnership is the Whistler Athletes’ Centre, part of the Whistler Athletes’ Village, located in Whistler’s new Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood. The fully accessible complex includes a High Performance Centre featuring a strength and conditioning gym and a gymnastics hall, along with office space for the headquarters of Whistler 2010 Sport Legacies, WASP and other partner groups, an Athletes’ Lodge featuring up to 76 accessible rooms (of 100 total rooms) and restaurant space and 20 townhomes. The Whistler Adaptive Sports Programme will be able to significantly expand its range of programes through the use of the centre and accommodations to athletes with a disability and teams who will train, compete, and live in the Sea to Sky region after the Games.

Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from 12-21 March 2010.

For more information, please visit the official website at www.vancouver2010.com, www.whistleradaptive.com and www.whistler2010sportlegacies.com.