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Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Students Participate In The Rolling Rampage On The Hill


Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Students Participate In The Rolling Rampage On The Hill
Thursday, October 10, 2013

October 9, 2013, Ottawa, ON – Elementary students from Avalon Public School, Henry Larsen Elementary School and Queen Mary Street Public School will join hundreds of others on Parliament Hill tomorrow (Thursday, October 10, 2013) to participate in The Rolling Rampage On The Hill.
The 8th annual event is designed to showcase sport and to deliver the message that sports are accessible to all. The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons who sponsor this event is committed to advancing the immeasurable abundance of skill and capacity in Canada’s disability community. Sports and Canada's Para Olympians, in particular, have always been a principal motivation of that campaign because the organization believes in the power of sport to heal and inspire.
A bus full of Henry Larsen Elementary School students will attend the event and some will participate in relay races, while their peers enthusiastically cheer from the sidelines.  One of the highlights of The Rolling Rampage On The Hill event is that all students will be given the opportunity to watch a 10K International Wheelchair Road Race.
One of the central messages the organizers and the educators hope will resonate with the students and all bystanders is that people with disabilities are every bit as gifted and accomplished as their able-bodied peers.
Events are taking place on Parliament Hill throughout the day. Avalon Public School Principal, Sandra Stewart says she believes it is an honour and privilege for her students to observe and participate in this event.  She adds that students will witness some of the finest Para Olympic athletes compete in 3 co-ed relay races.
For additional information, please contact: Communications Officer, Sharlene Hunter at 613-596-8264.