A Month of Activations and Advocacy

April 11, 2024

Embracing Paralympic Spirit

Over the past month, we’ve witnessed an extraordinary series of events, all centred around our impactful collaborations with the Paralympic Foundation of Canada. These endeavours culminated in successfully hosting two Para-Tough Cups in Calgary and Toronto. Notably, these events achieved two significant goals: supporting our exceptional athletes and fostering inclusive environments that welcomed individuals from all walks of life to appreciate the beauty of Paralympic sport.

Connecting with High-Net-Worth Donors

Inclusive of our work with the Paralympic Foundation, we seized a unique opportunity to engage with potential high-net-worth donors. By sharing our vision and programs, we offered them a chance to contribute to a cause greater than themselves. Through these connections, we continue to build a strong network of supporters who share our passion for positive change.

Skiing Passion at Mustang Cat Ski Lodge

One particularly memorable experience was collaborating with the Power To Be Foundation at the breathtaking Mustang Cat Ski Lodge. Nestled amidst majestic mountains, this wilderness retreat perfectly embodied the essence of skiing passion. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Power To Be Foundation for inviting me to ski alongside their esteemed donors and fellow advocates dedicated to their cause.

Halifax: Beauty, Warmth, and Fundraising

Recently, I had the honor of speaking at an event in Halifax, a city renowned for its natural beauty and the warmth of its people. Hosted by the Progress Club Halifax, this event aimed to raise funds for a special-needs home with a remarkable legacy spanning over 50 years. Alongside other sporting legends, I had the privilege of being interviewed by the esteemed Rod Black. The event’s success, attended by over 1200 supporters, was further graced by the presence of the talented cast and crew of the Trailer Park Boys.

Advocacy and Collaboration: A Global Perspective

Amidst these enriching experiences, I actively engaged in both in-person and virtual meetings. From a face-to-face meeting in Germany to virtual discussions with the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board, and several activations with Freestyle BC, our commitment to advocacy and collaboration remains unwavering. As we conclude our competitive season and prepare for another remarkable year of youth sports in British Columbia, our passion for driving positive change within the sports community continues to grow stronger.

Gratitude for Family and the Great Outdoors

In the midst of career aspirations and social contributions, I find immense gratitude in the moments spent with my family amidst the great outdoors. While I yearn for more time and opportunities to live the good life, I am genuinely thankful for the experiences I can provide and enjoy with my loved ones.