cbm Canada (Christian Blind Mission)

cbm Canada (Christian Blind Mission)

November 26, 2010 07:30 ET

Paralympic Gold Medalist to Inspire Children With All Abilities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 26, 2010) - Toronto resident Tracey Ferguson, 3-time Paralympic Gold Medalist in Wheelchair Basketball, will be the motivational speaker at a special event honouring three North York elementary students.

cbm Canada (formerly known as Christian Blind Mission) is hosting the event on December 3rd, in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A leading international Christian development organization, cbm works specifically to meet the needs of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.

The purpose of this special event is twofold: to make students and teachers more aware of the challenges children with disabilities face in the poorest countries of the world; and to recognize the outstanding achievements of three junior elementary students who themselves live with special needs.

Ms. Ferguson, who has been a member of five Canadian Paralympic teams, will encourage and motivate children with all abilities at Portage Trail Junior Public School, 100 Sidney Belsey Dr., North York.

Grade 5 students will participate in a wheelchair basketball demonstration after the assembly with the assistance of the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association.

Media is invited to attend the event. The assembly will run from 1:30-2:30, followed immediately by a wheelchair basketball demonstration from 2:30-3 p.m. on December 3, 2010. Please contact Sandy Hazell if you plan to attend.

Attention Editors: Disability is a global concern. cbm encourages Canadians to sign our petition and write to local MPs to encourage them to mainstream disability in development programs:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/123/047/860/

Contact Information

  • cbm Canada
    Sandy Hazell
    National Media Coordinator
    office: (905) 640-6464 ext 246
    cell: (416) 302-3166
    shazell@cbmcanada.org