Ottawa Akademy snowboarder and Sochi 2014 Paralympian John Leslie reached the X Games final in men’s adaptive snowboard cross, finishing 4th at the Jan. 23 event in Aspen, CO.
Schloss opens para-dressage season with Florida win
Updated On: February 11, 2015
London 2012 Paralympian Jody Schloss opened her 2015 equestrian season with a victory in the Grade 1a team test event at the Jan. 9-11 CPEDI3* Global Dressage Festival in Florida.
Miracle League field construction underway
Updated On: January 12, 2015
Ground was “officially” broken (well after the tractors have already gotten busy) for the construction of Ottawa’s Miracle League field – a safe and accessible baseball field and playground for children with special needs – on a chilly late-November day in Notre-Dame-des-Champs.
Dagenais wins worlds silver half way to Rio
Updated On: September 6, 2014
Patrice Dagenais has his eyes set on one thing next: a gold medal. The 29-year-old member of the Canadian wheelchair rugby team settled for his second silver medal in a row from peak international competition at the Aug. 4-10 World Championships in Denmark.
Paralympic rower qualifies for worlds, Storm athlete in limbo
Updated On: August 11, 2014
Bronze medals from the recent National Triathlon Championships in Magog, Que. are about the only things Ottawa's Samantha Klus and David Blair have in common.
Dagenais takes silver at wheelchair rugby event
Updated On: July 13, 2014
London 2012 Paralympian Patrice Dagenais and the Canadian wheelchair rugby team earned a silver medal at June's Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Richmond, B.C., dropping the final to Australia 62-54.
Updated On: June 6, 2014
Competing in his first marathon, Ottawa Lions athlete Tommy Des Brisay was the top local finisher in the 40th anniversary edition of the Ottawa Marathon, placing 23rd in a time of 2:39:21.1.
Dunkerley & guide shine at Alive to Strive
Created On: May 13, 2014
Being totally blind apparently wasn’t enough of a challenge, so race organizers loaded up Jason Dunkerley with a 7-lb. vest as well, but he still couldn’t be stopped from posting the fastest 5 km time at the Alive to Strive race on Sunday, April 27 at Terry Fox Athletic Facility.
5 new faces in Ottawa Sports Hall
Updated On: May 13, 2014
The Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame will welcome five more members, as Kristina Groves, Wayne Giardino, Todd Nicholson, Tom Casey and Ed Laverty join the Hall’s already luxurious family at a May 7 induction ceremony at City Hall.
Paralympic snowboarder earns national award
Updated On: May 13, 2014
Ottawa Akademy snowboarder John Leslie received the Auclair Team Spirit Award from Canada Snowboard in April in recognition of his strong results, leadership skills, positive impact on teammates, dedication to his community and for acting as excellent representative for the sport at home and abroad.