Canadian Paralympic Committee statement on Patrick Jarvis receiving the Paralympic Order
Canadian Paralympic Committee – PyeongChang, March 17, 2018 – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that Canadian Patrick Jarvis has been awarded the Paralympic Order. The Paralympic Order recognizes someone who exemplifies the Paralympic ideals and is the highest honour a person connected to the Paralympic Movement can receive. Jarvis competed at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games and has worked with the IPC and Canadian Paralympic Committee in various administrative and leadership roles for nearly 30 years. He is currently Executive Director of Canada Snowboard.
Statement from Marc-André Fabien, President, Canadian Paralympic Committee:
“The Canadian Paralympic Committee could not be happier for Patrick Jarvis as he receives the Paralympic Order. There is nobody more well-deserving to be recognized with this honour for his immense efforts growing the Paralympic Movement. Patrick embodies all of the values of the Paralympic Movement and has been one of the preeminent ambassadors for parasport across Canada and internationally for decades. He is a true advocate for the athletes and tirelessly works to make sport accessible for all people with a disability. Congratulations Patrick and thank you for your dedication to the Paralympic Movement.”
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