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Get Inside the Action: Parapan Am Athletes on Twitter!

August 6, 2015 | Marie | Comments (2)

Immerse yourself into the Parapan Am experience along with our athletes. Not only are they amazing competitors, but they know their way around social media. Feel their pain and their gain! A caveat: these are not scientifically chosen. I like them because of their frequency, retweet-ability and enthusiasm. If you've got a fave Parapan athlete Twitter buddy, add them in the comments.


 Photo: @CDNParalympics

Road Cyclist Jaye Milley @ParaJayeMilley. Calgary native Jaye is racing at Parapan right after hard competition in Switzerland. Daily tweets, short and sweet.


Photo: Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald/

Wheelchair Rugby player Zak Madell @ZMadell. The master of "murderball", CBC calls Zak "one to watch".  Zak's tweets are enthusiastic and funny. Zak's from Okotoks, Alberta. Zak does not take his eye off the ball!

Zak Madell

Photo Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Europe Sept. 8, 2012

Swimmer Benoit Huot @benhuot. Wow. Five golds, Athens 2004. Fifty world records. Philanthropist and motivational speaker. The pride of Longueuil, Quebec. Find out about his accomplishments and work. Tweets in English and French. 


Photo Source: Getty Images/

Wheelchair Basketball player Jamey Jewells @JameyJewells. A product of Variety Village's all abilities training program, Sydney Nova Scotia native Jamey pulls no punches! She will keep you on the edge of your seat during the action. She's married to fellow Paralympian - and Variety Villager Adam Lancia. Find out more about their wonderful story.


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Expand your Parapan experience even more with these Twitter feeds. The info will be current, accurate and dependable! 

Canadian Paralympic Team @CDNParalympics. Expect lots of up to date summaries here. Check out the website for info in more detail.

  • Accessible Media Inc. @a11ymedia AMI live-describes CBC's coverage of the games beginning August 7

Follow these feeds and you'll be the best informed person you know about Parapan Am 2015!


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