2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games Volunteer Orientation Night

2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games Volunteer Orientation Night

Brantford and the County of Brant, ON – Over 120 volunteers gathered at the Best Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre on Monday, January 23 to get ready for the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games. The best para-athletes in Ontario will be in the City of Brantford and the County of Brant from February 10 to 12, 2017 to compete.

Volunteers were provided dinner courtesy of Strode’s BBQ & Deli and then completed Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act (AODA) training and specific event training depending on their assigned duties during the weekend of competition.

“Volunteers are such an integral part of making this event successful,” says Russell Press, Coordinator of Tourism & Development, County of Brant. “It’s amazing to see the commitment from so many people across our communities who want to help make this the best Ontario ParaSport Winter Games yet.”

Some volunteers are still needed and there are many ways to participate and get involved in the games. Volunteer opportunities include: assisting with sporting events, registration, opening ceremonies, and many other tasks. Those interested in volunteering are asked to visit www.parasportwintergames2017.ca or to call 519-751-9900.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available to show support of the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Games. Businesses or organizations interested in sponsorship should contact Nicole Drake at 519-751-9900 ext. 5049.

For more information about the 2017 Ontario ParaSport Winter Games, visit www.parasportwintergames2017.ca.

For more information or photos, please contact:
Donna Clements, Tourism Business Development Officer
City of Brantford, Economic Development and Tourism
dclements@brantford.ca
519-751-9900 ext. 5045

Russell Press, Coordinator of Tourism & Community Development
County of Brant, Operation Services
russell.press@brant.ca
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.