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Posted: January 17, 2023

Sledge Skate of Hope comes to Lake Windermere Jan. 23

A Canadian sledge hockey legend is taking to the Lake Windermere Whiteway on Monday, Jan. 23 as part of a national campaign to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation.

Inspired by the inaugural Marathon of Hope, two-time world champion and three-time Paralympian Tyler McGregor has set a personal goal of skating his sled 42 km in each of Canada’s provinces (for a total of 420 km) to raise $100,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation in 2023.

The former Team Canada captain will be in Calgary’s Bowness Park on Saturday, January 21 before heading to the valley to hit Invermere’s Whiteway January 23.

Fittingly, his next skate will be Canada’s ‘other’ great outdoor skating locale – Ottawa’s Rideau Canal on Saturday, January 28.

McGregor executed his first Sledge Skate of Hope in February 2021, in which he skated his sled 25 km with the goal of raising $25,000 for the foundation, ultimately raising $31,329

Columbia Valley RCMP Cst. Jens Dubreuil, who is one of the coaches for the Windermere Valley Rockies U18 hockey team, has the team assisting in fundraising for this event.

The RCMP and Invermere and Windermere Fire departments will be out showing support on Monday, Jan. 23.

Learn more about and donate to the Sledge Skate of Hope.


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