Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games
February 3 – 5, 2023
In the News
In the lead up to hosting the Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games, Durham Region has partnered with AccessNow to become a leader in accessibility mapping to increase inclusion.
AccessNow is a free app available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. It allows users to discover 26,000 accessible and non-accessible pinned locations in 35 countries around the world.
Legacy initiatives often occur post Games, but we’ve facilitated a few in advance of our Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games, including very impactful initiatives with our local post secondary institutions.
We’re excited to share that we’ve added three demonstration accessible sports to be showcased during our Games weekend – Para Equestrian, PowerHockey, and Floor Curl
It’s part of our mission to grow accessible sport opportunities and participation as part of our Games legacy.
All the aspects that make attending sport events exciting for most fans can make it uncomfortable for others who may experience sensory overload.
Our commitment to hosting an inclusive Games extends to all participants and spectators too. By connecting with the libraries of Durham, we have collaborated and led to the Ajax, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, and Whitby Libraries all purchasing Sensory Support Kits that are now available for loan.
Leadership in sport event sustainability is a key component of our mission to deliver the best Ontario Parasport Games yet. We will be steadfast and innovative in our commitment to the three pillars of sustainability –environment, social and economic.
Ontario Parasport Games Legacy Fund
We challenged ourselves in 2019 to host the best Ontario Parasport Games yet. We were also quietly determined that our Games legacy would be the growth of opportunities and participants enjoying all the benefits of adaptive sport in Durham Region. For our Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games our legacy goals include growing and complementing our previous Games’ legacy initiatives.