The 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Whistler
As the first ever Paralympic Games to be held on Canadian soil, the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will be remembered for their incredible athleticism,
inclusiveness and sense of camraderie among the athletes, visitors and residents of Whistler.
Paralympic competitions that took place in Whistler included:
Canada's performance at the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games was phenomenal, breaking records with a whopping 19 medals,
10 of them gold. The Closing Ceremony was held at Whistler Medals Plaza and the Paralympic flag was handed over to Russia, host of the 2014 Paralympic Winter
The 2010 Paralympics have finished, but Whistler continues to benefit from Paralympic legacies such as the Jeff Harbers Adaptive Sports Centre on Whistler Mountain. People interested in participating in Whistler's recreational sports are encouraged to contact Whistler Adaptive, a not-for-profit society that provides year-round programs for people of all ages with disabilities.
The Paralympic Torch Relay in Whistler
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