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ParaSport and Recreation PEI is thrilled to announce that PEI's own, Billy Bridges and  Adam Dixon will be in PEI next week for a special announcement regarding the World Sledge Hockey Challenge.

On Wednesday, October 19th there will be an autograph signing at 5:30 pm and sledge hockey demonstration and "Try-It" session at 6:30 pm at Credit Union Place in Summerside. The session is open for anyone in the community to attend.

The following day, Billy and Adam will be attending the 3rd Annual ParaSport Festival at the Chi Wan Young Sports Centre and Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown. Students with disabilities from across the island from grades K-12 will take part in the festival. Billy and Adam will present to the students and then lead a sledge hockey demonstration in the arena. While one group of students are in the arena, the other students will be at the festival in the gymnasium where there will be a variety of para sports demonstrated including; wheelchair basketball, karate, para athletics, wheelchair tennis, curling, etc.

During the Festival there will be a special announcement in the main lobby of the Bell Aliant Centre at 11:00 am. This announcement is open to all ParaSport and Recreation PEI Members.The World Sledge Hockey Challenge runs from December 4th-10th at the Bell Aliant Centre in Charlottetown. Charlottetown also hosted this event in 2008 and 2009.
Congratulations to our member, Hannah MacLellan! Hannah was invited to participate in the Swimming Canada 2016-2017 NextGen Camp Program. The program is designed to provide enhanced training opportunities to impact a swimmer's development over the next four years leading in to Tokyo in 2020.
Congratulations to our member, Stella Walsh and her Pilot, Mike Connolly! Stella and Mike competed in their first race ever at the Donagh Road Race. They took home first in the beginner division.

30th Annual Christmas Shopping Spree
Fundraiser is Now Underway!

The fundraising staff is back to work with the 30th Annual ParaSport and Recreation PEI Christmas Shopping Spree Fundraiser! This major fundraiser raises much needed dollars to support sport and recreation programs for people with a physical disability on PEI.

First prize is a $3,000 shopping spree anywhere on PEI. Second prize is $1,000 cash and the third prize is a Christmas basket valued at $500. Last year's winner of the $3,000 shopping spree was Robert McCarthy, of Seacow Pond. Second place winner was Janice McHugh of Seacow Pond and winner of the 3rd place prize was Roger & Kim Roberts of Mermaid!

Tickets can be purchased for $20.00 each or 3 for $50.00. Tickets are pre-sold and can be mailed or delivered to your home or workplace. To purchase a ticket contact the ParaSport and Recreation PEI Fundraising Office at 629-2484. The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday December 9th!

We would like to remind you that this is not a telemarketing company, and that all the proceeds of this fundraiser goes to ParaSport and Recreation PEI and its programs.

ParaSport and Recreation Programs Starting This Fall

Wheelchair Basketball
Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 at the APM Centre
Sundays from 8:00-10:00 at Stratford Town Hall

Sledge Hockey
Sundays from 10:30-11:30 am at the South Shore Actiplex
Start date November 6th

Mondays 6:30-7:30 starting October 31st at the Bell Aliant Centre

Aqua Abilities
Saturdays from 10:00-10:30/10:30-11:00 currently running at Credit Union Place
Saturdays from 1:00-1:55  starting November 12th at the Bell Aliant Centre

Target Shooting
The 2nd Annual Big Dog Convenience/Irving Night Dash took place on August 12th at the Mount Continuing Care Community. 80 participants took place in the event this year which helped raise over $5,500 to support ParaSport and Recreation PEI programs.
Our mailing address is:
ParaSport and Recreation PEI
P.O. Box 841
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7L9

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