May 25, 2019 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Canada Games Centre
26 Thomas Raddall Drive
PARALYMPIAN SEARCH is a one-day athlete identification event designed to test participant aptitudes to excel in various Paralympic sports, and maybe one day represent Canada at the Paralympic Games.
This one-day event will take place Saturday, May 25th, 2019 on 1 court of the Field House & 2 Track lanes from 8:30am-4pm.
The event also welcomes current or former athletes from all levels aiming to transfer into a new Paralympic sport or discover a new sport that can complement their main discipline.
Each participant goes through a set of basic physiological and sport-specific tests conducted by national team coaches and other experts. During this event, you will also get to meet current Paralympic athletes and alumni from various sports who will be sharing their experience and answering your questions.
Following participation in PARALYMPIAN SEARCH, participants may be selected for a local club, provincial or national development program designed to propel athletes from their developmental stages to a Paralympic podium. Additionally, all participants will receive information on how to get started in the sports of their choice.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
- Ages 14-35
- Have a physical disability or visual impairment*
- With or without previous sport experience
- Interested in discovering which Paralympic sports you are eligible for and have the greatest potential