(Vancouver, BC) The Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, will pay tribute to the Vancouver athletes who took part in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. The ceremony will be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Five-time Paralympian Richard Peter of the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team is among the athletes being honoured. Peter won his third Paralympic gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games as Team Canada went undefeated at the tournament.
The following athletes will join Peter at city hall: Ashlie Andrews (goalball), Arjan Bhullar (wrestling), Laura Brown (cycling), Ian Chan (wheelchair rugby), Scott Dickens (swimming), Nikola Girke (sailing), Thomas Gossland (swimming), Trevor Hirschfield (wheelchair rugby), Richard Hortness (swimming), Fabian Lavoie (wheelchair rugby), Karina Leblanc (soccer), Hunter Lowden (sailing), Heather MacLean (swimming), Darcy Marquardt (rowing), Travis Murao (wheelchair rugby), Scott Patterson (swimming), Monica Peterson (fencing), Doug Ripley (goalball), Jessica Smith (athletics), Nathan Stein (swimming), Donavan Tildesley (swimming), Tera Van Beilen (swimming), Lauren Wilkinson (rowing), and Ahmad Zeividavi (goalball).