Countdown to 2016 Rio Paralympic Games {w/Twitter Party}


Did you realize that the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympics are just over a year away?

The Paralympic Summer Games are the second largest sporting event in the world today, the first largest being the Olympic Games. Canada is expected to send a team of approximately 170 to 200 athletes, participating in 18 to 21 sports.

The origin of the Paralympic Games dates back to 1948 when Sir Ludwig Guttman staged the International Wheelchair Games to coincide with the 1948 London Olympic Games.

The event gradually grew, encompassing other sports and other disability groups, and now the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games are the ultimate international competitions for world-class athletes with a disability.

The Paralympic Games are now linked to the Olympic celebrations every two years and athletes must meet strict qualifying standards in order to compete. (Information obtained from

Canada’s 2016 Paralympic team, including…

  • Tracey Ferguson – Wheelchair basketball player
  • Zak Madell – Canadian wheelchair rugby athlete
  • Benoit Huot – Canadian Paralympic Swimmer

…are preparing for next year’s games in Rio and are setting their goals on how they want to train on the #‎RoadtoRio‬.

We are honoured they are taking time from their busy schedules to be our special guests during the one-year countdown #RoadtoRio #WannaPlayChat Twitter Party


Date: September 9, 2015
Time: 8:00pm E
Host: @CanadianTire
Special Guests: @benhuot @cdngirl12 @ZMadell
Hashtags: #WannaPlayChat #RoadtoRio
Prizing: (10) $100 Canadian Tire Gift Cards
Anyone is welcome to take part, but only Canadians can win prizes (excluding Quebec).

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How will you and your family get ready for the Rio Paralympic Games?


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