Q - Are these games related to the Para Olympic Games ?
A – These games consist of some of the best athletes in the Province of Ontario. Though these games are not in any way associated with the Paralympic Games, athletes competing in the Ontario Parasport Winter Games may well have competed in previous Paralympic Games as members of the Canadian National Team. At the provincial level this is an elite athletic competition often regarded as both a gauge and tune-up event in the lead up to the Paralympic Games.
Q – Why are these games being hosted by both the City of Brantford and County of Brant?
A – The 2017 Ontario Winter ParaSport Games represent an opportunity to welcome elite athletes from across the entire Province of Ontario. Both the City of Brantford and County of Brant have world-class facilities, are experienced in hosting national competitions and share a unique geographic reality. Residents and staff of both municipalities live and work and have family in both ‘the City and the County’ and quite often collaborate successfully to make a good event – great!
Q – Does Brantford & the County of Brant have experience hosting such prestigious events as the Ontario Winter ParaSport Games?
A – Do we? Oh yes we do! Brantford is known as the ‘Tournament Capital of Ontario’ and the County of Brant is known across the country for hosting some of the biggest and best events of their kind. Here is a small sampling of events recently held in Brantford and the County of Brant:
- Wayne Gretzky International Hockey Tournament
- Canadian National Jack Russell Dog Trials
- Canadian Lacrosse Championships
- Sun Life International Curling Classic
- Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Rally
- Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament
- Canada Western Regional Swimming Championships
- 2016 Mens Curling Tankard
- Canadian Senior AAA Hockey Championships
- Canadian Women’s National Sledge Hockey Trials
- Ontario Youth Saddle Club Tournament
- World Indoor Lacrosse Training Community for Team Finland & Team Germany
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