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February 11th 2013: Active Living Alliance and Attitudes to Activity

Jason Dunkerley,, and his guide runner Josh Karanja won bronze in the 1500 metres and silver in the 5000 metres for totally blind athletes at the 2012 London Paralympic Games. Andy Shaw,, a journalist, is Canadian Press Chief at MEDICA, the world’s largest annual medical trade fair and has been a reporter at six Olympic Games. Jason talks about the Special Olympics and the Paralympics. Andy says how a radio journalist would report on the Special Olympics and the Paralympics. They discuss messages that the Active Living Alliance, which Jas

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Jason Dunkerley

Jason Dunkerley works at the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability,, where he coordinates the All Abilities Welcome program. He’s a founding member of Achilles Ottawa, a running club for blind and visually impaired runners. Sport has been important in his own life. He and his two brothers grew up with severe visual impairment resulting from a congenital eye condition. They all attended a school for blind students where sports were encouraged. He took up competitive running with the help of a guide runner. In 1998 he qualified for his first national Para Athletics team. He has since represente
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Andy Shaw

Andy Shaw,, a journalist, is Canadian Press Chief at MEDICA, the world’s largest annual medical trade fair. He’s freelance writer for Canadian Healthcare Technology and other trade magazines. He’s been a globe-trotting sports reporter and broadcaster for CBC Radio, Broadcast News (radio), CBC-TV, CTV, TSN, UPI, Canadian Press, Maclean’s Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and other newspapers. He’s been a reporter at six Olympic Games, multiple world championships, summer and winter Paralympics, and the Stoke-Mandeville Games where disabled sport began. His experience includes Vice-President, Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association, Sports director/commentator for Ottawa radio
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