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Running community rallies around Dunkerley in lawsuit

Created On: March 8, 2012
It's back on track for Jon Dunkerley. Community support, the offer of free legal work, and a healed ankle mean that the 2008 Paralympic runner who is blind is now able to focus his attention on the major athletic task ahead of him – qualifying for the London Paralympics this summer.

Exposing a new generation to parasport

Updated On: February 16, 2012
Through Hervé Lord’s 19-year career with the Canadian national sledge hockey team, he played in numerous Paralympic and world championships finals all across the globe.

Dunkerley pair of Parapan medals leads Ottawa contingent

Created On: February 15, 2012
For three-time Paralympic medalist Jason Dunkerley, the main purpose of this year's Parapan American Games was to gain some race experience with his new guide runner. But when Josh Karanja was hobbled by a quadriceps injury after making the trip down to Guadalajara, Mexico, the backup plan went into place.

Firsts, young & old all part of individual sport award winners

Created On: February 15, 2012
On top of the major awards, lifetime achievement honours and teams that won a provincial championship or higher, the Ottawa Sports Awards also recognized the city’s top athletes in over 60 individual sports at its 59th-annual banquet on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Algonquin College.

Dorion golden at sledge challenge

Created On: December 6, 2011
Ottawa's Marc Dorion won a gold medal at the Nov. 27-Dec. 3 world sledge hockey challenge in Calgary as Team Canada went a perfect 5-0 at the four-nation event.

Pair of medals for Dunkerley minus regular guide

Created On: November 18, 2011
Ottawa's Jason Dunkerley, along with fill-in guide runner Cody Boast, won silver and bronze medals in the men's 1,500 metres and 5,000 m at the Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Kenyan-born guide runner returns to Ottawa with EMU Master’s

Created On: November 14, 2011
Josh Karanja has been in Canada for a majority of his life now, but looking back to when he moved to Ottawa from Kenya with his mother at age 11, there’s no doubt Jason Dunkerley’s guide runner qualifies as an immigration success story.

Paralympian hopes new guide will help push to new heights

Created On: November 14, 2011
Jason Dunkerley is the star attraction out of the Ottawa-area athletes headed to Mexico for this month’s Parapan American Games in Guadalajara.

Local parasport organizations welcome athletes with disabilities

Created On: October 27, 2011
As the Rick Hansen Relay commemorating the 25th anniversary of the original Man in Motion tour weaves its way through the nation’s capital, it puts a rare greater spotlight on parasport.

Hansen returns to Ottawa 25 years after Man in Motion tour

Created On: October 26, 2011
It was 25 years ago, on Oct. 23, 1986, that Rick Hansen wheeled his way into the nation’s capital almost 20,000 miles into his remarkable journey around the globe with the Man in Motion World Tour.

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