Paralympic Sitting X-country

This was  my first experience of a paralympic sporting event and it was quite emotional.  It’s too easy to say “I can’t” and these athletes prove that you can, if you put your mind to the task.  There was lots of opportunity to try some of the adaptive sports equipment including the biathlon gun for the visually impaired – operated by sound rather than sight.  I missed every time!

Colette Bourgonje was the first Canadian Paralympic medalist of the 2010 Games with a silver in the sitting 10k race.


  1. Patrick
    March 17, 2010

    Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan, somewhere east of Saskatoon. Population, 820. Not quite in the middle of nowhere, but you can see it from there.

    (I Googled it. Check it out.)

  2. Sarah Bourne
    March 17, 2010

    Thanks for the info. Do they have a “Corner Gas” in a place so tiny?

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