TORONTO, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ -
Blind and visually-impaired youth from the Toronto District School Board are getting the equal opportunity to strap on skates this winter thanks to Courage Canada and their national non-profit key partners - AMI - Accessible Media and the CNIB
Wednesday March 7th, 2012 - 12:00PM-1:00 PM ET (On-Ice)
Photo-Op - 12:30PM (Mark DeMontis, David Errington, John Rafferty, TDSB youth)
TORONTO - Weston Lions Arena - 2125 Lawrence Ave West
This year, over 200 blind and visually-impaired youth from 13 different regions coast to coast, are participating in learn to skate and blind hockey programs. Courage Canada, a national registered charity founded only three years ago by 24 year-old blind hockey player and Toronto native Mark DeMontis. (couragecanada.ca)
Wednesday March 7th 2012 is Courage Canada National Media Day in Toronto where the organization is celebrating all national programs with key-partners AMI - Accessible Media (ami.ca) and the CNIB (cnib.ca) Guests include AMI President & CEO David Errington, CNIB President & CEO John Rafferty, special guests and more.
"AMI's focus is on making all media accessible to all Canadians, but we also support the ambitions of all individuals and organizations working to build a more inclusive Canada, including Mark DeMontis and Courage Canada," stated David Errington, President and CEO of Accessible Media Inc. (AMI), adding that, "We have been proud to be Courage Canada's media sponsor, and to provide coverage on AMI-tv and AMI-audio of DeMontis' skates across Canada and his organization's pioneering hockey programs."
"CNIB is proud to support Courage Canada's learn to skate and blind hockey programs," said John Rafferty, CNIB President and CEO. "Learning how to skate and play hockey are rites of passage for Canadian children. Courage Canada helps CNIB carry out its mission by giving kids who are blind or partially sighted the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in these truly Canadian activities."
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