Tag Archives: paralympics

The Edge of the Wedge

A wedge issue is a political or social issue, often of a controversial or divisive nature, which splits apart a demographic or population group We seem to have been thrust into what has become quite a controversial election season.  British Columbia held a province wide vote Saturday (October 20) to renew every municipal government in […]
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Calgary 2026, Redefining Legacy

“Legacy is not leaving something for people, it’s leaving something IN people” – Peter Strople Calgarians will go to the polls November 13, 2018 for, what appears to be, a straight forward plebiscite on whether or not to pursue the bid for the 2026 Olympics.  True to form this has become a very polarizing issue with […]
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What Defines What?

I have been following the Paralympics in Sochi and it got me to thinking about my first competition.  I was 17 at the time and competed in the first Canadian National Wheelchair Sports Game held in Montreal in 1967.  It coincided with the Montreal Expo which was one big party.  The first games were more […]
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The Poster Child Philosophy

I was having my morning coffee and catching my morning news when a War Amps ad came on.  The ad shows a cute little girl who, due to a birth defect, was born with only one arm and at about age four is using a prosthetic.  This little girl and her mother are talking with […]
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