Paralympic athletes visit schools ahead of Sochi games: Map

Feb 27, 2014 | Sports

By josh
By: Vanessa Marciano

In preparation of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games — kicking off March 7 in Sochi, Russia — schools and communities across Canada are showing their support.

Over 25 schools are participating in Paralympic Schools Week, which actually runs for 12 days until the games begin.

Schools from coast to coast have been given the opportunity to meet some of the top disabled athletes.

With the help of corporate sponsors, the athletes are sharing their stories and answering questions.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee has also encouraged students to get involved during lead up to the opening ceremonies by designing ‘Good Luck’ posters, wearing the colours red and white, and even bringing the games into educational lesson plans.

Earlier this week, some schools had visist from athletes such as Jared Funk, Dave Durepos, Patricia Dagenais and Brian Hill.