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Growing Up Gold the Paralympic Legacy by Susan Hollis Pique Newsmagazine, March 16th, 2011. A look back at the 2010 Games and their Success on the Whistler Resort.

http://whistlerforthedisabled.com/blog/?p=1051



MSN and CTV Olympic and Paralympics News

Story by Stephanie Levitz the Canadian Press, March 2010. Although the story has been removed from the above websites and a few others (due to sponsorships being over) we have copied it to keep it live for you just click on the link below.

Making Tourism Accessible



Whistler Question Newspaper! By David Burke, publish date March 12, 2010.

Accessibility an Effort still worth continuing.


Frommers Travel Guide...! By Candy Harrington,

The Able Traveler: Whistler Ramps Up for the Paralympic Games


Disaboon....! By Candy Harrington,

Whistler Boasts Abundant Access Upgrades for 2010 Paralympics.

A More Accessible Whistler


BC REHAB Newsletter...! The Community Gives Back,,, Publish Date December 1st, 09

Whistler for the Disabled Society Gives Back to the Community.


Pique Newsmagazine Whistler, story by Andrew Mitchell, October 07, 09 (Note, a Free subscription is required to view past Pique Newsmagazine articles)

Four months out Whistler For The Disabled is seeing increased interest.


Whistler Question Newspaper, story by David Burke, Sept 24th, 09

WFTD produces first revenue cheque
Society donates cash to B.C. Disabled Ski Team

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/article/20090923/WHISTLER01/309239802


Whistler Question Newspaper, story by David Burke, April 30th 2009.

"Tourism Whistler (TW) / Whistler.com and Whistler for the Disabled (WFTD) Society forms Partnership Agreement".

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/article/20090430/WHISTLER01/304309877/0/


Whistler for the Disabled Societies Director, Huey Tollett as he is best known by friends makes news across North America. Please Note a "Correction" in the following articles, Hugh was a Helicopter Aircraft Technician who was fortunate enough to have flown all over Canada, the USA and in Germany while in the Canadian Forces. Same story in the next four links from the most popular news sources.

Attention brought by 2010 Paralympics could provide boost to B.C. tourism. WFTD had also been featured in such media as Yahoo, 24 Hours, CTV Olympics and Canada East news however those articles have time expired.

Winnipeg Free Press

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/breakingnews/Attention-brought-by-2010-Paralympics-could-provide-boost-to-B_C_-tourism.html


Abilities Magazine

Canada's Main Publication for "People with Disabilities" runs The Whistler for the Disabled Societies web site and Hugh Tollett in a recent "Accessible Travel" story. "Correction" in the following article, we are the Official Go To people for the 2010 Official Paralympic and Olympic website for "Accessible Tourism" and "Whistler's Accessibility".

http://www.abilities.ca/travel/2008/08/15/accessible_travel/


Breaking News from around the World..!

Chinese Media Coverage
of WFTD's Hugh Tollett and Grant Lamont's Press Conference from Whistler for Foreign Affairs and Industry Trade Canada.


(March and April 2008)

English Version,
http://www.chinadaily.net/world/2008-03/26/content_6567233.htm

Sohu.com becomes a Beijing 2008 Olympic & Paralympic Games Sponsor
Runs "Two" news stories on "Whistler for the Disabled (WFTD)" in March and April 2008. Please see below for the articles.

Full Media Coverage from China follows the Beijing 2008 Olympic Sponsors Media stories.

Much appreciation to Shilong Yang, Chief Correspondent and all the other Journalists from China who visited Whistler in mid March 2008 and attended our Press Conference.

Whistler for the Disabled, Hugh Tollett and Grant Lamont Hosts Chinese Delegation Press Conference March 2008 on behalf of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Read full story in English.



CHINA - Media Coverage WFTD
(The Whistler for the Disabled Society)

1) China Daily News. "English" (www.chinadaily.com with 200 Million Readers) March 23, 2008,
People with Disabilities can be positive Contributors to Society.
http://www.chinadaily.net/world/2008-03/26/content_6567233.htm

Note, Your Web Browser will need to be able to view "Chinese, Japanese or Korean Characters" to read the following articles.

The only English word is (whistlerforthedisabled.com) in the Chinese articles.

2) China Daily News, "Chinese" (www.chinadaily.com with 200 Million Readers) March 23, 2008
People with Disabilities can be positive Contributors to Society
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/hqgj/2008-03/24/content_6560768.htm

3) Xinua Sports (www.news.cn)
Barrier free society, Hugh's dream for the Olympics (Press Release Date: April 29, 08)
Shilong Yang Reporter, Chief Correspondent for the Whistler Press Conference March 2008  
http://news.xinhuanet.com/sports/2008-04/29/content_8071222.htm

4) Shanghai Morning Post (www.jfdaily.com) 
Whistler for the Disabled Helps Travelers in Need. (April 28th, 08)
http://www.jfdaily.com/gb/jfxww/xlbk/xwcb/node46774/node46781
/userobject1ai2021082.html

5) China Deaf News (www.cndeaf.com)
Active in Canada, Being Deaf does not mean not being inactive. (March 24, 08)
http://cndeaf.com/html/shihuashishuo/20080401/1653.html
http://bbs.cndeaf.com/read.php?tid-79039-skinco-green.html

6) Deaf China (www.deafchina.com)
Active in Canada for the Disabled as a Deaf Person (March 23rd, 08) http://www.deafchina.com/edu/jyzx/20080325/2427.html

7) CCTV.com (www.sports.cctv.com)
Promoting Barrier Free Facilities in Canada Hugh's dream for the Olympics (April 29, 08)
http://sports.cctv.com/class/20080429/105348.shtml

8) CCTV.com (www.sports.cctv.com)
Web site supports the Disabled through self-support, Olympics and Beijing 2008 (April 29th, 08) http://sports.cctv.com/20080429/101342.shtml

9) The Chinamil (www.chinamil.com.cn)
A Canadian Olympic Dream (April 28th, 08)
http://www.chinamil.com.cn/site1/xwpdxw/2008-04/29/content_1225071.htm

10) 2008 Sina.com, Beijing (www.2008,sina.com.cn)
An Olympic Dream come true, making Accessibility a Reality (April 29, 08) http://2008.sina.com.cn/hd/other/2008-04-29/085275874.shtml

11) Sports News, Beijing Sina (www.news.sina.com)
Canada deaf people with self-service web site an Olympic dream for Hugh.
Story removed due to time elapse on the article.

12) Disabled News from China (www.xtbj,net)
Active in Canada, Persons with Disabilities and Physical Disabilities does not mean not being active
(April 29th, 08)
Story removed due to time elapse on the article.

13) The Canaderen, China (www.canadaren.com)
People with Disabilities can be positive Contributors.
Story removed due to time elapse on the article.

14) Chinese Today, International Daily News (www.chinesetoday.com)
A Barrier free society, Hugh's dream for the Olympics (April 29, 08)
http://www.chinesetoday.com/news/show/id/60145

15) People.com.cn (www.people.com.cn)
A Barrier free society, Hugh's dream for the Olympics (April 29, 08) http://2008.people.com.cn/BIG5/22180/62396/62401/7179702.html

16) GCPNEWS (www.gcpnews.com)
Canadian News from China, Barrier free society, Hugh's dream for the Olympics (April 29, 08)
http://www.gcpnews.com/articles/2008-04-29/C1013_22576.html

17) GX News (www.gxnews.com.cn)
Unknown Subject Title could not Translate (April 29, 08)
http://news.gxnews.com.cn/staticpages/20080429/newgx4816d9b4-1480037.shtml

18) Xinhua Sports (www.big5.xinhuanet.com)
Promoting the Construction of a Barrier-Free Facilities in Canada, the Olympic Dream of a Deaf person. (April 29th, 08)
http://big5.xinhuanet.com/gate/big5/news.xinhuanet.com/sports/2008-04/29/content_8071222.htm

19) Economic News (http://big5.ce.cn) (April 29th, 08)
Promoting the Construction of a Barrier-Free Facilities in Canada, the Olympic Dream of a Deaf person. http://big5.ce.cn/newSports/07main/zhtyq/tymr
/200804/29/t20080429_15313989.shtml

20) China Economic News (www.ce.cn)
Promoting the Construction of a Barrier-Free Facilities in Canada, the Olympic Dream of a Deaf person. (April 29th, 08) http://www.ce.cn/newSports/07main/zhtyq/tymr
/200804/29/t20080429_15313989.shtml

21) Sohu China (www.sohu.com) A Beijing 2008, Paralympic & Olympic Sponsor
Promoting the Construction of a Barrier-Free Facilities in Canada, the Olympic Dream of a Deaf person. (April 29th, 08) http://2008.sohu.com/20080429/n256576027.shtml

22) Sohu China (www.sohu.com) A Beijing 2008, Paralympic & Olympic Sponsor
People with Disabilities can be positive Contributors to Society
(March 23rd, 2008)
http://news.sohu.com/20080324/n255876284.shtml

23) 54 Sports (www.54sports.org)
Barrier free society, Hugh's dream for the Olympics
(April 29th, 2008)
Story removed due to time elapse on the article.

24) Star Life and Star Network (www.news.newstarnet.com)
People with Disabilities making difference in Canada (good article that was combined with another) http://news.newstarnet.com/gb/MainNews
/Social/2008_3_24_12_13_57_81.html

25) Olympic News, (2008.ccidnet.com)
A Self-Support site for the Disabled and Olympics (April 29th, 08) http://2008.ccidnet.com/art/11721/20080429/1434885_1.html

26) Beijing 2008, Olympic Hot News (another Olympic Sponsor)
A Canadian Deaf Olympic dream: to promote the building of barrier-free facilities (April 29th, 08). Story removed due to time elapse on the article.


2008 WFTD Canadian News Stories (in English)

Accessibility efforts in Whistler still ramping up!


2007 News Stories

BC Rehab Standing Ovation Awards: Hugh Tollett Whistler for the Disabled

The Province Newspaper Standing Ovation Awards
(great story)
Pique Newsmagazine Standing Ovation Awards
The Whistler Question Newspaper (Cover Story)

CBC Radio 2nd Interview from October 17th with Rick Cluff is not available at this time as well as CTV Prime Time News Coverage from the same day of the Standing Ovation Awards Oct 17th, 2007, both were great stories sorry you missed them.

Guide Offers Recreation Tours for the Disabled

The Whistler Question Newspaper

Publish Date: 2007-02-15

New Phone Means Communication for All

The Whistler Question Newspaper

Publish Date: 2007-05-24

New Phone Boon for Hard of Hearing and Deaf

Pique Newsmagazine

Publish Date: 2007-05-24


2006 News Stories

CBC Radio with Rick Cluff

(in the beginning, first big media converge)

Broadcast aired on Sept 4th, 2006 at 6:50 am

20 years in Broadcasting, Rick Cluff interviews his First Deaf Person for "Whistler for the Disabled".

Listen in....!

(you may have to right click on the link above and play it in a Media Player to listen like you would a song or just read the text version below.)

Captioned Version of the CBC INTERVIEW for our Hard of Hearing and Deaf visitors or those having problems downloading the audio please CLICK HERE !


New Whistler web site for the Disabled Launched

Pique Newsmagazine

Publish Date: 2006-08-24

 


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