Against expectations. the CCA says funding from both Own The Podium and Sport Canada will increase for the coming season.
"This means," said a very happy Gerry Peckham, the CCA high performance coach in overall change of the program, "that we will be able to enhance both grass root and high performance development via expanded programs and services."
No details as yet.
The top six wheelchair athletes at the end of the assessment year in June receive funding for the following year through the carding system; a monthly training stipend. The five members of the gold medal team receive full cards: Jim Armstrong, Darryl Neighbour, Ina Forrest, Sonja Gaudet, and Bruno Yizek. Bruno trades places with Chris Sobkowicz who now receives funding at "development" card level.
Sport Canada will monitor Jim Armstrong's future eligibility as events relating to his upcoming trial unfold.