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Join Us on December 3rd!

Brantford, ON - The 2017 Parasport Winter Games is proud to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Saturday December 3rd, 2016 from 12:00pm to 3:00 pm. Join us at the Brant Sports Complex for Parasport Ontario Demos, a Meet and Greet with our athletes, a photobooth, and a free family skate! Plus our official mascot Pachi will be there helping you learn more about the games. For more information about the event or the Parasport Winter Games, please contact us here.

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Celebrate 100 Days Out to the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games - Francais


Celebrate 100 Days Out to the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games

Brantford and County of Brant, ON – The Ontario ParaSport Winter Games are coming to the City of Brantford and the County of Brant on February 10 to 12, 2017. The Games Organizing Committee is hosting a 100 Days Out Celebration on November 2, 2016 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and North Park Collegiate from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“As organizers, we’ve been exposed to what’s coming for over three years now, and it’s time to expose that excitement and anticipation to the community,” says Russell Press, Coordinator of Tourism and Community Development, County of Brant. “The Games Special Events Committee are a passionate group that have committed to pulling this event together in a way that will ensure the excitement for the Games spreads to each and every member of our communities.”

Residents and visitors of all ages are invited to join the celebration that begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre with the unveiling of the winning medal design to be featured on the front and back of the gold, silver and bronze medals. The medals will be awarded during the Ontario ParaSport Winter Games. Local artists submitted designs for consideration and the Games Organizing Committee chose the winner.

The celebration continues with hands-on opportunities to try some of the sports as local high schools have put together teams for friendly competition with the parasport equipment. Schools participating include: Assumption College, Brantford Collegiate Institute, North Park Collegiate, Pauline Johnson Collegiate, St. John’s College, W. Ross Macdonald School, and the Brant Youth VC Tornadoes. Organizers are also excited to have the Games Mascot Pachi in attendance to mark the day and have his photo taken with attendees. Rounding out the fun-filled day will be a photo booth to have commemorative photos taken.

To find more information about the 100 Days Out Celebration or the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter games, visit or call Tourism Brantford at 519-751-9900.

Media Contacts:

Ela Stypa Jones, Tourism Marketing and Services Assistant

City of Brantford, Economic Development and Tourism

519-751-9900 ext. 5047

Russell Press, Coordinator of Tourism & Community Development

County of Brant, Operation Services

519-442-1818 ext. 3209

Games Ontario

2017 Ontario ParaSport Games is supported by the Ontario Government, through its Games Ontario program. This program delivers or supports multi-sport events, including the Ontario Winter and Summer Games for youth, the Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games and the Ontario ParaSport Games.

Supporting Ontario sporting events is part of Game ON – The Ontario Government’s Sport Plan, which is encouraging as many people as possible to play organized sports, helping Ontario's high-performance athletes pursue excellence and promoting increased tourism and economic development.

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2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games - Call for Medal Design

Brantford and County of Brant, ON (September 13, 2016) – On February 10 to 12, 2017, the City of Brantford and the County of Brant will welcome top tier para-athletes from across Ontario to compete in the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games. Over 400 athletes, coaches, managers and assistants from across Ontario will participate in 10 different sporting events.

As preparations kick into high gear, the search for the design of the medal to be awarded during the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games is now on. The Games Organizing Committee invites medal design submissions from local residents in Brantford and the County of Brant.

“The Games Organizing Committee is very excited to offer an opportunity for the community to share their ideas for our 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games athletes,” says Donna Clements, Tourism Business Development Officer, City of Brantford. “Seeing a locally-designed medal on each athlete will make Brantford and the County of Brant very proud.”

The Games Organizing Committee will select the winning design to be featured on the front and back of the gold, silver and bronze medals awarded in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant on February 11 and 12, 2017. The medals will first be unveiled at the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games - 100 Days Out event, which takes place at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and North Park Collegiate on November 2, 2016. READ MORE

Parasport Games 2017 organizers Meet with Minister McMahon & Ontario Games Mascot ‘Patchi’

The Honourable Eleanor McMahon Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport met with all future Games Ontario hosts, including Brantford & County of Brant Games Chair Ela Stypa-Jones and Organizing Committee Rep Donna Clements on

The meeting with the Minister took place Friday August 12, during the 2016 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga.

Minister McMahon offered encouragement, thanks and continued support from the Ministry.

Here's some more AMAZING news about the games coming to our communities...the beloved Ontario Games Mascot "Patchi" is coming and looks forward to meeting everyone this February when Brantford & the County of Brant host the 2017 Ontario Winter Parasport Games ‪#‎parasportgames2017!

picture with Patchi and games banner

picture with Patchi

Canada day fireworks

Made In Canada Exhibit 2016

Brantford: Our Sports Heritage

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Brantford’s Canada Day Celebration is always a crowd pleaser. With food, kid’s activities, Campbell’s Amusement Midway, helicopter rides and a marketplace with vendors selling everything from jewellery to bedsheets. And music…music all day! The main stage offers something for everyone and headlines Big Sugar. What’s not to love?! But the fun doesn’t stop there. Finish the night off with FIREWORKS! What an incredible way to celebrate our country.

Every year, the Canada Day Celebration features a Made in Canada Showcase in Lions Park Arena. This year, to promote the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games coming to Brantford and the County of Brant, the theme is Brantford: Our Sports Heritage. For more information on the ParaSport Winter Games in Brantford and the County of Brant, visit on Facebook, Twitter or visit the official website.

From 12:00pm to 6:00pm local sports organizations will provide demonstrations and offer information on their clubs. ParaSport Ontario will be featuring athletes, and sports in the upcoming ParaSport Games. The arena will showcase Boccia, Sitting Volleyball, Goalball and Sledge hockey demonstrations in addition to local sports group such as martial arts, Special Olympics and local minor sports.

Featured in the Lions Park Arena:
ParaSport Ontario
Special Olympics Brantford
Brant Synchro Club
Infinium Brazilian Ju Jitsu
Arnold Anderson Sport Fund
Brantford Minor Sports
Brantford Sports Hall of Fame
Brant Historical Society
Geocaching Unlimited
Echo Bowl
D&D United Martial Arts
Brant District Football Club

Enjoy a day full of activities at the Steve Brown Sports Complex and Lions Park Arena!

For more information, email or call 519-756-1500 ext. 5523 for more details!

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Latest News Article – Brantford Expositor – Nearly 1000 Expected at Parasport Games 2017

Clements: Brantford excited to host Parasport Winter Games

Donna Clements from the City of Brantford excited to welcome top athletes for the Parasport Winter games this February.

Check out the TSN interview here.

Media Release June 20, 2016 “The Games Are Coming”