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Jewish Para Athletes Medal at Parapan Am Games

Joel Dembe and Alison Levine are at opposite ends of their athletics careers. Dembe, the 31-year-old wheelchair tennis veteran; Levine, a rising contender on the boccia international scene, who at 25 has been playing the ball-tossing sport for just two years. The duo added to the Canadian Jewish medal haul this summer on home soil, both reaching the podium at ...

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Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival in Whistler, BC

141 ambitious competitors and over ten thousand cheese lovers gathered ( Aug. 15) in Whistler, British Columbia for the eighth edition of the Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, hosted by Dairy Farmers of Canada. Competitors chased an 11-pound wheel of Boerenkaas, produced by British Columbia cheese maker Natural Pastures, down Blackcomb Mountain. Rebecca Sharar, from Bainbridge, Washington, won the women’s race ...

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European Maccabi Games in Berlin is a “triumph of good over evil”

World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder told Jewish athletes competing in the European Maccabi Games today that the global Jewish athletic competition at Berlin’s Olympic Park, which was built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympic Games, represented “a triumph of good over evil.” “Here we are, 70 years since the concentration camps were liberated and the true ...

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Team Canada made Canadian history in Pan Am Games

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games wrapped up (July 26) with an exhilarating Closing Ceremony, which featured the songs and dance styles of the diverse cultures of Toronto, the Greater Golden Horseshoe region and the 41 participating countries and territories of the Americas. The Organizing Committee (TO2015) estimates that, between ticketed events, municipal activations and free PANAMANIA festivities, there were ...

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Pan Am Superstore opened

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) opened (July 1) the TORONTO 2015 Superstore at Nathan Phillips Square. This 10,000-square-foot retail space serves as a hub for Games enthusiasts and spectators who are visiting the Square for the nightly Victory Celebrations and PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. The TORONTO 2015 Superstore is described by the organizers as the ...

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