Story from an athlete….. Bruce Simpson

Story from an athlete….. Bruce Simpson has shared this with Ian Anderson and Ian thought maybe some of you might be interested in reading this piece as it relates to officials. Bruce had great career as an Olympic Pole Vaulter in the    60s and 70s.  He has returned to the sport as a Masters […]

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APRIL 28 – Raising the Bar

Cody Solomons began high jumping in grade school. His teachers would leave mats out for him between classes so that he could spend recess breaks practicing. Between the 7th and 8th grades, he improved his personal best by a colossal 30 centimeters. Others quickly recognized his talent and encouraged him to join the London-Western Track […]

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APRIL 28 – Raising the Bar

Cody Solomons began high jumping in grade school. His teachers would leave mats out for him between classes so that he could spend recess breaks practicing. Between the 7th and 8th grades, he improved his personal best by a colossal 30 centimeters. Others quickly recognized his talent and encouraged him to join the London-Western Track […]

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APRIL 27 – Family Matters

Mark and Heather Evans have long been proponents of involvement in sport and leading an active lifestyle. This belief is reflected in their daughter Emma, who is in the fifth grade. From a young age, Emma would get up in the morning and do sit-ups alongside her father, challenging each other to do more each […]

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APRIL 27 – Family Matters

Mark and Heather Evans have long been proponents of involvement in sport and leading an active lifestyle. This belief is reflected in their daughter Emma, who is in the fifth grade. From a young age, Emma would get up in the morning and do sit-ups alongside her father, challenging each other to do more each […]

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APRIL 26 – The Man with the Plan

Jeff May was in the eleventh grade when he first learned of wheelchair racing.  At the time he was using an electric scooter and casually working out in his school’s weight room. His friends on the track team playfully joked that he should equip his scooter with a bigger motor and enter the wheelchair 1500m. […]

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APRIL 26 – The Man with the Plan

Jeff May was in the eleventh grade when he first learned of wheelchair racing.  At the time he was using an electric scooter and casually working out in his school’s weight room. His friends on the track team playfully joked that he should equip his scooter with a bigger motor and enter the wheelchair 1500m. […]

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APRIL 25 – Anything He Can Do She Can Do Too

Renee Foessel was six years old when she first discovered sport. Her parents came across an advertisement in their local newspaper for “Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled” and decided to see what it was all about. They subsequently discovered a club that offered an array of parasports including sledge hockey, wheelchair basketball and track […]

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APRIL 22 – London Becomes a Leader for Para-athletics

Athletics Ontario and the Para-Athletics Collaborative Committee have developed a Hub system in which key resource centres have been identified within the province. London has been identified as one of these key resource centres and as such London-Western Track and Field Club has been designated as an Ontario Para-athletics Hub

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APRIL 23 – Wheelchair Athletes Push Each Other

Wheelchair racer Curtis Thom has been racing for nearly two decades. He has competed in two Paralympic Games, holds the Canadian record in the T54 class 400m and has been named the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association’s Athlete of the Year three times.  He has competed internationally amongst the best racers in the world, but he […]

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