On Your Mark. Athletics (a.k.a. track and field) is the largest and one of the most popular sporting events on the international stage. But it all starts on a local track or field. Athletes of all disability types compete in a myriad of track and field sports, such as sprint and endurance running and wheeling, long jump, high jump, shot put and javelin just to name a few. There are adaptive devices and equipment to aid athletes on the track and in the field. Blind and visually impaired athletes often pair up with a guide runner. Prosthetic blades propel leg amputees and wheelchair athletes often use racing chairs. So, Get Set and Go.
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.