Byron Green (left) will be honoured at a ceremony Tuesday

Paralympian Byron Green to be honoured Nov. 29 in Courtenay

 

The Comox Valley Regional District invites the public to attend a celebration to recognize the achievements of local athlete Byron Green who participated in wheelchair rugby at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

A short ceremony, followed by refreshments, will take place in the lobby of the CVRD’s sports centre, located at 3001 Vanier Drive in Courtenay on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., not in the afternoon as previously announced.

Many Olympic and Paralympic athletes hail from the Comox Valley and have been acknowledged by the community for their dedication and skill, as well as leadership in sport.

Green is no exception, having made the national wheelchair rugby team in 2013 and competing in international events, earning silver at the 2014 World Wheelchair Rugby Championships and gold at the 2015 Toronto Parapan American Games. He then went on to secure a spot on the Canadian Olympic wheelchair rugby team in the spring of 2016 and competed at Rio’s Summer Paralympic Games, placing fourth.  Byron gives back to the community by recruiting new athletes, visiting rehabilitation hospitals and coaching introductory wheelchair rugby.

 

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