21st Annual Canadian Disability Hall of Fame Luncheon

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21st Annual Canadian Disability Hall of Fame Luncheon

November 4, 2014 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) was excited to hold the 21st induction ceremony on November 3, 2014. Honourable David Crombie, Chair, Canadian Disability Hall of Fame and Honourable Vim Kochhar, CFPDP Chair welcomed four new members into the fold at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Concert Hall in Toronto.

Each year, it gives CityEvents great pleasure to assist CFPDP in the planning of this awards ceremony and witness many outstanding Canadians inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Maureen Sabia, Chairman, Canadian Tire Corp. was this year’s keynote speaker and CFPDP was expecting an incredible turn out with over 500 guests registered for the event.

The following inductees had been selected for recognition in the categories of Builder, Achiever or Athlete.  These individuals had been selected because they had truly made a difference for people with disabilities.

  • Sudarshan Gautam, Achiever – First armless person to climb the summit of Mount Everest without the use of prosthetics.
  • Mark Wafer, Builder – As a Tim Hortons franchisee, Wafer has hired nearly 100 people with disabilities in competitively paid positions and developed an influential case mode for inclusive hiring practices.
  • Elisabeth Walker-Young, Achiever – Four-time Paralympic swimmer and multi-medalist Walker-Young was recently named Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto.
  • Chris Williamson, Athlete – Visually impaired athlete and Markham, Ont. Native Williamson is one of the world’s most decorated para-alpine racers.

For more information about CFPDP visit their website, www.cfpdp.com.

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November 4, 2014
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