Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Reflection
ParaSport Ontario was a part of the Niagara Place festivities throughout the Canada Summer Games!
From August 6th to 21st, the Niagara Region welcomed more than 5,000 participants to compete in the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. The Canada Games are one of only a few events where athletes with both physical and mental disabilities compete in the same Games as able-bodied athletes!
Athletes with physical (para) and mental (Special Olympics) disabilities were featured in select sports at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. The 2022 Canada Summer Games featured athletics and swimming competitions for both para and Special Olympics athletes in addition to a parasailing event. The upcoming 2023 Canada Winter Games sport program currently includes wheelchair basketball, para nordic, para-alpine and figure skating for Special Olympics athletes.
ParaSport Ontario was a part of the Niagara Place festivities throughout the Canada Summer Games! Visitors of the Games were welcomed to take in live music, and art exhibits, explore Niagara’s culinary scene and try out different adaptive sports each day! Check out some of our favourite photos of the ParaSport booth below.
We acknowledge the land on which ParaSport® Ontario was built is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.