May 2012

Jessica Kruger: What Wheelchair Rugby Means to Me

We're pleased to welcome Jessica Kruger to the 2012 Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament Communications team. Not only is Jessica a student at Simon Fraser University specializing in writing and English, but she's also a wheelchair rugby player. Today, Jessica tells us about what wheelchair rugby means to her and what impact it's made on her life. Welcome, Jessica!

Arley McNeney: Sont les Jeux paralympiques condescendance?

Remarque: Afin d'entamer des discussions sur notre blog, nous allons afficher le contenu du blog sur des sujets généraux relatifs à la circulation sports paralympiques. Ce billet de blog est offert gracieusement par Arley McNeney, qui est la coordonnatrice des communications pour les Championnats du Monde 2010 Rugby en fauteuil roulant et aussi un ancien joueur en fauteuil roulant de basket-ball. Ce billet de blog est tiré à part de son blog "jeune et branché."

Arley McNeney: Are the Paralympics Patronizing?

Note: In order to start discussions on our blog, we will be posting blog content about general topics relating to the Paralympic Sports movement. This blog post comes courtesy of Arley McNeney, who is the Communications Coordinator for the 2010 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships and also a former wheelchair basketball player. This blog post is reprinted from her blog "Young and Hip."

Travis Murao: Inspirational?

As a wheelchair rugby player, especially on the international stage, someone at some time or another is going to call you inspirational.

Now, you hope and pray that they find you inspiring because of your dedication to the sport and to training or because of the obstacles you’ve overcome in your life. More often than not, however, people will call you inspirational simply because you’re disabled and you are playing a sport. Are other Olympic athletes inspiring to you just because they got out of bed?