MARKHAM, ON – August 19, 2021 – Markham athletes are once again taking the world stage – this time at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The Paralympic Games is an exciting time for sports in the City of Markham, Canada’s most diverse city, and home to many internationally-ranked athletes and even more rising young stars.

“Markham is home to exceptional talent and our community will be cheering on our four homegrown athletes as they head to Tokyo to compete in the Paralympic Games,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “These athletes will be proudly representing our city and country as they pursue their dreams and go for the gold in Tokyo. On behalf of the City of Markham, we wish them and all members of Team Canada well. Go Canada Go!”

Markham is proud of the hometown para-athletes for being a part of our strong sporting legacy and culture, for representing our community, for promoting accessibility and inclusiveness through sporting excellence, and for inspiring the next generation. We congratulate them for overcoming COVID-19 challenges in training and travel, and for embodying the motto of the Paralympic movement: “Spirit in Motion.”

The City of Markham wishes all athletes connected to our community who are competing at Tokyo 2020 the best of luck as they go for gold:

Learn more about the athletes at markham.ca/Tokyo2020 and join us on social media at @CityOfMarkham as we cheer them on in their quest for gold against the best in the world! Show some Paralympic pride on social media by using #WeAreMarkham.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games follow a successful Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where athletes connected to Markham made international and Canadian Olympic history!

Andre De Grasse won three athletics medals at Tokyo 2020 – for a total of six - and kept his record of winning a medal at every Olympic event he has ever competed in.

Former Markham Soccer Club member Jayde Riviere and Team Canada won Canada’s first ever gold in Women’s Football (Soccer) against Sweden in an epic penalty shootout.

Congratulations to all athletes connected to Markham who competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Thank you for making us proud.

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.

MARKHAM, ON – August 19, 2021 – Markham athletes are once again taking the world stage – this time at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games from August 24 to September 5, 2021. The Paralympic Games is an exciting time for sports in the City of Markham, Canada’s most diverse city, and home to many internationally-ranked athletes and even more rising young stars.

“Markham is home to exceptional talent and our community will be cheering on our four homegrown athletes as they head to Tokyo to compete in the Paralympic Games,” said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “These athletes will be proudly representing our city and country as they pursue their dreams and go for the gold in Tokyo. On behalf of the City of Markham, we wish them and all members of Team Canada well. Go Canada Go!”

Markham is proud of the hometown para-athletes for being a part of our strong sporting legacy and culture, for representing our community, for promoting accessibility and inclusiveness through sporting excellence, and for inspiring the next generation. We congratulate them for overcoming COVID-19 challenges in training and travel, and for embodying the motto of the Paralympic movement: “Spirit in Motion.”

The City of Markham wishes all athletes connected to our community who are competing at Tokyo 2020 the best of luck as they go for gold:

Learn more about the athletes at markham.ca/Tokyo2020 and join us on social media at @CityOfMarkham as we cheer them on in their quest for gold against the best in the world! Show some Paralympic pride on social media by using #WeAreMarkham.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games follow a successful Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where athletes connected to Markham made international and Canadian Olympic history!

Andre De Grasse won three athletics medals at Tokyo 2020 – for a total of six - and kept his record of winning a medal at every Olympic event he has ever competed in.

Former Markham Soccer Club member Jayde Riviere and Team Canada won Canada’s first ever gold in Women’s Football (Soccer) against Sweden in an epic penalty shootout.

Congratulations to all athletes connected to Markham who competed in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Thank you for making us proud.

Related links:

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
Bryan Frois, Chief of Staff at bfrois@markham.ca or 416.567.1177.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 headquartered companies and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 234 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.