Bo Hedges tours local schools

first_img“You can’t describe in words how inspirational it can be for these kids and for them to see that dreams can come true, overcoming obstacles and being able to always stay positive.”Bennett added that showing his students that anything is achievable is something very valuable to learn at a young age.”[Hedges’] inspirational story shows that it doesn’t matter what life throws at you, as long as you have a positive attitude and set your goal, you can achieve them.” Hedges first visited Dr. Kerney Elementary School, and then made his way to Ecole Central, holding an assembly at each school to discuss his life.In a gymnasium packed full of young students, Hedges talked about his childhood growing up in the region, his accident at age 13, his introduction into wheelchair basketball, and his journies through various Paralympic Games, culminating with a gold medal victory in London this summer.Also speaking to the children was Chair of the Mayor’s Disability Advisory Committee Lori Slater, who talked about the importance of following your dreams and staying motivated in life, telling the children to continuously “challenge yourself, your abilities and your boundaries and see where it takes you.”- Advertisement -Following a few more words, and a question and answer period with the children, Hedges strapped himself into his competitive wheelchair basketball chair and put on a little demonstration, complete with shooting, dribbling and manoeuvring in his athletically designed chair.The assembly ended with the kids getting a first hand look at Hedges’ gold medal from the London Games.Broyden Bennett, Vice Principal at Ecole Central said Hedges’ message is a great one for his students.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Evacuation alert cancelled for Electoral Area D

first_imgThe Peace River Regional District has cancelled an evacuation alert for issued for the communities of Gundy, Tupper, Tomslake, One Island Lake and Kelly Lake in Electoral Area “D”. It has also cancelled the State of Local Emergency for Electoral Area “E”.The alert had been issued last Thursday after Environment Canada had issued a rainfall warning for much of the Peace and the B.C. River Forecast Centre had issued a High Streamflow Advisory.- Advertisement -Some areas around the Peace had been expected to receive between 80 and 115 millimetres of rain.Regional District officials say the alert was cancelled since the area no longer requires immediate action to ensure residents’ health and safety or protection of property.The PRRD will continue to monitor conditions around the Peace and will post updates to its‘ website.last_img read more

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Jordan wins flip, will face Artesia at home

first_imgIn other divisions Friday night, Sunset League champion Los Alamitos (24-4) is at home to Baseline League champion Etiwanda (22-7) in a Division I-A quarterfinal, while Santa Fe League champion and No. 2 seed St. Anthony (25-3) travels to play Buckley (22-6) at Harvard-Westlake High in a Division IV-A semifinal. All of the games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. In the only other flip in for a Division I-AA site, Dominguez coach Russell Otis called “tails” and it came up “heads,” so his San Gabriel Valley League co-champion Dons, who improved to 21-7 after their 62-56 win at Poly on Tuesday night, will take to the 405 and 101 freeways for a Friday night game at Thousand Oaks (25-3), the Marmonte League champion. In the upper bracket of the division, Mayfair (21-6), the runner-up to Artesia in the Suburban League, will play at No. 1 seed Mater Dei (26-3), while the Suburban’s third-place team, La Mirada (21-7), is the host to Moore League champion Compton (25-4). LOS ALAMITOS – The Jordan High Panthers will play host to Artesia in a CIF Southern Section Division I-AA boys basketball playoff quarterfinal Friday night after winning a coin flip Wednesday morning at the Southern Section headquarters. Jordan (20-9), which edged Santa Margarita, 53-52, on Michael Brown’s follow shot at the buzzer in overtime, and Artesia (26-3), which cruised to an 89-60 win at Simi Valley on Tuesday, each had home and away games in the first two rounds, necessitating the flip for the right to be the host in their tilt. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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