Ontario Parasport Games, with venues from Pickering to Orono, welcomes Elexicon as sponsor

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Published January 2, 2023 at 9:15 am

Ontario Parasport Games mascot Pachi

The 2023 Ontario Parasport Games have welcomed Elexicon Energy, the fourth largest electric utility in Ontario, as one of its ‘Games Champions’ sponsorship partners.

The Games, the 43rd edition and the second time in a row held in Durham, will take place February 3-5 at venues in Whitby, Clarington, Pickering, Oshawa and Ajax.

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The 2023 Ontario Parasport Games will attract 550 participants, from athletes and coaches to officials and volunteers, with an estimated economic impact in the Region of between $500,000 and $1 million. Athletes will compete in 11 sport competitions at eight venues located across the region and will build on the success and legacy of the 2019 Games, and the continuing growth of inclusive, accessible and adaptive sport opportunities.

“We are delighted to be a part of the upcoming Ontario Parasport Games and look forward to witnessing the athletes’ spirit and their capabilities,” said Indrani J. Butany DeSouza, Elexicon Energy’s President and CEO. “Our sponsorship of the Games is a testament to our commitment to participating and making a difference in the communities we serve. Afterall, community engagement is at the heart of how Elexicon Energy operates.”

Other ‘Games Champions’ (main sponsors) include the Rotary Club of Durham, Town of Ajax and the Ajax Mayor’s Gala, Abilities Centre, 369 Global and York Durham Headwaters (Central Counties).

VENUES (and sports)

  • Campus Recreation & Wellness Centre, Oshawa (Wheelchair Basketball)
  • Oshawa Curling Club (Visually Impaired Curling)
  • Oshawa Civic (5-a-side Blind Soccer)
  • Abilities Centre, Whitby (Boccia, Sitting Volleyball)
  • Iroquois Park, Whitby (Sledge Hockey)
  • Clarke Richardson Collegiate, Ajax (Goal Ball)
  • Chestnut Hill Development Centre, Pickering (Wheelchair Tennis)
  • Brimacombe, Clarington (Para-Alpine, Para-Nordic)

The Durham Region 2023 Ontario Parasport Games is supported by the Province of Ontario, through its Games Ontario program. This program delivers and supports multi-sport events, including the Ontario Summer and Winter Games for youth, the Ontario 55+ Winter and Summer Games, and the Ontario Parasport Games.

The Ontario Parasport Games were first held in 1975 by the City of Cambridge. 43rd edition of the Games.

Learn more about the Ontario Parasport Games at durhamregion2023.ca.

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