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ParaSport Ontario Advisor Kimberley Barreda Wins 2018 Outdoor Inspiration Award founder and ParaSport Ontario's 1,000 Years of Parasport Advisory Team member Kimberley Barreda was presented with the prestigious 2018 Outdoor Inspiration Award at Outdoor Retailer in Denver, Colorado, last month. The Outdoor Inspiration Awards celebrate individuals, non-profits and companies who inspire and motivate others to explore the outdoors. Barreda was chosen from a distinguished field of notable nominees that included ski icon Klaus Obermeyer (, Christy Pelland, Wild Skills Director at SheJumps (, and John Sterling, Director of the Conservation Alliance (

“It is such an honor to share the stage with the recipients of this year’s Inspiration Awards,” said Greg Thomsen, managing director, adidas Outdoor U.S. “We are extremely fortunate to have such leaders inspiring participation, innovation and exploration within the outdoor industry. Often times, it takes a gentle nudge to venture out for that first outdoor experience. Every winner this evening is passionate about encouraging people to go outside. Without their collective passion, we wouldn’t have been able to build this vibrant robust community."

Barreda, born and raised in Ontario, now resides in Whitefish, Montana. She is a skier, kayaker, race car driver, and lover of all things outdoors. As a person with a lifelong disability, she has a deep and inherent understanding of the benefits of being active outdoors, both for the individual themselves and the community of people with disabilities as a whole. She is an established and accomplished personality in the disability community, with over 35 years experience in parasports, entertainment, events and media.

As the founder and of the Unlimbited brand, Unlimbited Adaptive Sports, and, Barreda breaks the mold of the traditional "charity model" through her relentless advocacy of active living and full participation for people of all abilities.

Outdoor Retailer brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions.

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