Dueck to be honoured at Spring Splash

City of Kimberley, Kimberley Alpine Resort and Disabled Skiers Association to honour gold medalist

Josh Dueck celebrates his gold medal in Sochi.

Josh Dueck celebrates his gold medal in Sochi.

KIMBERLEY, BC – The City of Kimberley, in conjunction with the Kimberley Alpine Resort and the Disabled Skiers Association, would like to extend an invitation to join them in honouring Josh Dueck this weekend. Dueck, who recently received a gold medal in the Super G and a silver medal in downhill at the Sochi Winter Paralympics games, will be in attendance at the resort for Spring Splash on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. Both the City and the Resort will be presenting Dueck with a small token of the community’s appreciation for his achievements both on and off the slopes.

“People will have an opportunity to listen and share stories with Josh, in addition to viewing the Paralympic medals,” said Ted Funston, General Manager of the Kimberley Alpine Resort. “We hope you will join with us and provide your support.”

Dueck was born and raised in Kimberley, learning to ski at the age of thirteen. In 2004, he was paralyzed from the waist down following a ski accident while coaching. Just two years later, Josh returned to his creativity on the slopes and began ski racing, becoming a professional skier in 2007.

“I am glad to see Josh return to Kimberley and the mountain that he learned to ski on,” stated Lloyd Steeves, Volunteer President of the Kimberley Disabled Skiing Association.

Josh Dueck has received many prestigious medals and titles over the years, including ‘Canadian Para-Alpine Champion’ a total of eight times.

“We are very fortunate to have an amazing ambassador like Josh representing the city of Kimberley, the province of BC, and Canada wherever his adventures may carry him,” said Mayor McRae.

For more information on the Disabled Skiing Association, contact Lloyd Steeves.

For more information on events this weekend at the Kimberley Alpine Resort, visit www.skikimberley.com or the City’s web site at www.kimberley.ca

 

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