ParaFed Canterbury Regional Games were held on 27th & 28th April 2013 in Timaru,
held in conjunction with
the National Independence Games.
This was a successful event for both ParaFed & the Indpendence Games. Thank you to all those who participated.
Connecting People are proposing to hold a mouth painting group starting on the 7th
May in the Art room of
the OT Wing from 1pm-
What we will supply:
The room to paint in and people enjoying mouth painting who can help get them started..
What you need to bring: some paint, brushes, canvas and easel and someone who can help them e.g. Carer
ParaFed Canterbury is looking at running a group exercise class for its members.
This would be a seated exercise class (i.e. for wheelchair users or sitting in a
regular chair) utilising a variety of basic equipment such as bands, balls & light
Location – Parklands area
2 sessions per week
Options – day or evening sessions (let us know your preference)
Firstly we need to gauge interest!
Please contact Ken Sowden or 03 385 4449 to express your interest before Friday 17th May.
Target Shooting New Zealand Nationals 2013
Over the weekend of 16 – 18 February the Air Rifle Matches of the 2013 TSNZ Nationals were held at the McLean’s Island Shooting Range. Eight Shooters from all over the country participated in two competitions, the Open Prone Match on Sunday 17 February and the IPC Standing Match on Monday 18 February.
Michael Johnson (Auckland) finished the 60 Shot Match with the highest score, followed by
Phillip Skinner (Waikato) and Grant Philip (Canterbury) in third; with good results from Robert Smith (Canterbury) and Donald Corkill (Canterbury).
Going in to the Open Prone Finals Match, all competitors scores are zeroed and as the match progresses, the lowest ranked competitor is eliminated. After 18 shots have been fired and eliminations, the final two competitors shoot off for Gold or Silver, this came down to Grant Philip and Michael Johnson, with Johnson taking out the Gold Medal and Grant Philip taking the Silver just 0.9 behind Johnson. Phillip Skinner taking the Bronze.
Once again great shooting from Michael Johnson (Auckland) finishing the 60 Shot Match with the highest score, followed by Robert Smith (Canterbury) and Grant Sharman (Auckland) in third; with good shooting from Grant Philip (Canterbury) and Donald Corkill (Canterbury).
Going in to the IPC Standing Finals Match, all competitors scores are zeroed too and as the match progresses, the lowest ranked competitor is eliminated. After the 18 shots had been fired and eliminations, the final two competitors shot off for Gold or Silver, this came down to Grant Philip and Michael Johnson again, with Johnson taking out the Gold Medal and Grant Philip taking the Silver and Grant Sharman taking the Bronze.
It was great to have a good number of IPC Shooters participating at the Nationals this year, the competition between athletes is getting tougher with the margins between winning and placing second comes down to 0.1 of point. As more athletes with a disability get involved with the sport of shooting and the numbers grow, so does the recognition of the Sport. Next year’s Nationals can only be bigger and better….looking forward to it.
Article by Grant Philip.
Audited accounts will be available from the office or our website from 20th March
if you would like a copy prior to the meeting.
Nomination Forms for Board members and Motions are available from HERE or from the Office.
You must be a current 2012 or 2013 member to nomiate a member, put forward a motion or to vote at the AGM.
All Motion and Nomination Forms must be submittedd to ParaFed Canterbury no later than 4.30pm Monday 18th March 2013
ParaFed Awards Function winners
ParaFed Canterbury held the 2012 ParaFed Awards Function on Saturday 24th November at the Chateau on
the Park. This was a fabulous event and was a completely packed house with almost 130 people attending. Congratulations to all those nominated for awards and a huge congrats to those who won the various awards!
Sports person of the Year Sophie Pascoe
Junior Sports person of the Year Jacquie Ruth
Most Promising Senior Athlete Anthea Gunner
Most Promising Junior Athlete Cody Everson
Most Valued Volunteer Anton Dalmau
Wheelchair Rugby -
Wheelchair Rugby -
ParaFed Shooting Club -
Powerchair Football Club Award Melissa Counihan
ParaFed Boccia Club Award Jeremy Morriss
First Place Graham Barrett -
Second Place Les Gray -
Third Place Ross Ogden -
Encouragement Award Andrew Dawson
Family Fun Day for Physical Disabilities -
A Family Fun Day for Physical Disabilities is being held at Pioneer Stadium. The
day is to demonstrate to families a range of family-
Demonstrations and have a go opportunities for people with a physical disability.
ParaFed Canterbury will have a display as well as running have a go sessions for wheelchair rugby, boccia and powerchair football.
We hope to see you there for this great event!
Inspiration Voyage -
The Spirit of Adventure is running an Inspiration Voyage for youth with a physical
disability in January. Spirit of Adventure is a trust which runs youth development
programs in a maritime environment.
This voyage is heavily subsidised for youth. If you are interested the full information can be found in this pack here
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