Carp’s Joanna Brown won a bronze medal in her second World Triathlon Series (WTS) race of the season. The former Bytown Storm athlete also finished with top five times in both the bike and run portion of the race held in Bermuda in April.
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By Dan Plouffe Ottawa athletes and sports figures were in the spotlight from the start and sprinkled throughout the evening as the 41st Canadian Sport Awards gala returned to life on Sept. 20 at Brookstreet Hotel. Ottawa’s Dave DeAveiro, assistant coach for Canada’s silver medal-winning Commonwealth Games men’s basketball team, accepted the first prize of…
By Brendan Shykora The chance to play sports has arrived for kids who need it most. With funding from the OSEG Foundation, Ausome Ottawa is offering a new opportunity for children with autism to have a summer sports camp experience. On July 19, the OSEG Foundation formally presented their $52,000 contribution to Ausome Ottawa, a…
In 2003, John Leslie was a 10-year-old small-town boy from Arnprior, Ont. who loved hockey.
After cancer treatment left him without part of his left leg and a prosthetic in its place, he wanted to come full circle and become a prosthetist, specializing in the very thing that changed his life. He studied hard throughout high school to accomplish his goal and took up snowboarding on the side.
Fast-forward almost 15 years and the Arnprior kid is now a two-time Paralympic snowboarder, “living every day in disbelief,” as he puts it.
Ben Delaney’s focus has long been on para ice hockey (the new official name for the sport at the Paralympics, though it’s often referred to as sledge hockey) and a commitment to Team Canada, which he’s played as part of every year since the 2014 Games. The 21-year-old says after this season he’ll be turning his attention to climbing the highest mountain in every continent, a mountaineering challenge also known as the Seven Summits.
When Todd Nicholson became a paraplegic following a car accident on his way home from prom, he never thought he would be able to play ice hockey again. But, after being introduced to Paralympic sports during his stay at the Royal Ottawa Rehabilitation Centre, everything changed for the Ottawa-based athlete.