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Local Paralympic coach honoured

 

The Canadian Paralympic Commitee congratulates the 15 Paralympic coaches who will be honoured with 2011-12 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala.

These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes have won gold, silver or bronze medals at World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Special Olympics World Games.

Vladimir Kopecky, a Kimberley resident and Para-archery coach, is one of the coaches receiving the honour.

“Coaching is a great responsibility and those who succeed embrace it with passion and dedication,” said Henry Storgaard, CEO of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. “Team Canada returned home from the London 2012 Paralympic Games with 31 medals, including seven gold, 15 silver and nine bronze - and this could not have been achieved without the excellence and professionalism of those being honoured here tonight. On behalf of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, congratulations!”

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation.

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