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Community celebration for Luscombe Friday at CIBC

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Duncan's Braydon Luscombe races in the Canadian slalom championships at Whistler.
— image credit: Todd Blumel

Duncan Paralympic athlete Braydon Luscombe is behind honored with a community celebration Friday at the CIBC Banking Centre in downtown Duncan.

Luscombe, 21, will be presented with a gold-plated coin and a personalized sports pennant commemorating his participation at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. That will take place at 9:30 a.m. at 116 Station St.

CIBC has a four-year sponsorship of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, announced in October, that broadens support for the athletes and the way sports enriches communities and inspires the next generation of youth.

Luscombe competed in para-alpine ski events during the Paralympics, his first time in the big show. He has the potential due to his age to take part in at least the next two Paralympic Games and maybe more.

The News Leader Pictorial's Peter W. Rusland interviewed him about his experiences in Sochi for a detailed article that appeared in the March 21 issue of the paper.

Following the Paralympics, Luscombe returned to Duncan briefly and then went to Whistler for the Canadian Slalom Championships. He's back in town again for a short time before leaving for more training and competition.

 

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