Boulevard Club & Lakeshore, after 14k
Courage Canada Hockey for the Blind — Music fun and HOCKEY!!
9:30am to 11:30am
I'm a 35 year old runner with a goal of running 1000 races before I'm 50. Currently I'm at 471 races. Sometimes, I'll run 4 races in a weekend. I'm a physical education teacher for elementary school aged children. I'm also head coach of youth athletes at Boardwalk RC. I ran track and cross country for York University. My running accomplishments this year include Ontario Masters Outdoor 5000m champion (Men 30) and half-marathon champion (Men 30), and Canadian Masters Indoor 1500m champion (Men 30). I've known Mark since 2006, we play hockey together, and I love supporting the work he does for kids.
Courage Canada Hockey for the Blind is a national registered charity that leads the development of the sport of Blind Hockey and provides children and youth with the opportunity to learn to skate and try Blind Hockey. We work collaboratively with the Canadian Blind Hockey teams to grow the sport of Blind Hockey in Canada and around the world, and partner with district school board vision programs to organize skating field trips that inspire, educate, and empower boys and girls who are blind or partially sighted from coast to coast.
Established only five years ago in 2008, Courage Canada has already successfully established an annual National Blind Hockey Tournament that is entering its 4th year, and has run skating field trips for over 325 boys and girls in communities spanning the country from Halifax to Victoria. We recognize the power of the sport of Blind Hockey as a catalyst for social change, and aim to inspire all Canadians from every walk of like to adapt and overcome any and all obstacles or challenges you find in your way.
By Windermere, and Gardiner/Lakeshore eastbound only, to foot of Windermere, then drive east in the eastbound curb lane to lot at Budapest Park, next to Palais Royale. Free parking in lot. Access all day, though could be a bit dodgy getting out, as you need to go back in the access lane to Windermere, then out.
OR, for fast access, park on the street on King/Queen and Roncesvalles, then walk south over the footbridge to Lakeshore. This gives you a fabulous view from on the footbridge, right over the ONC, and all the runners.
NCE4 is supported by Councillor Gord Perks (Ward 14)