Sports

Duncan Paralympic skier confirmed for Canadian team going to Sochi

Braydon Luscombe consults with Bryan Mitchell of Nanaimo’s B.D. Mitchell Prosthetic and Orthotic Services. - Greg Sakaki (Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Braydon Luscombe consults with Bryan Mitchell of Nanaimo’s B.D. Mitchell Prosthetic and Orthotic Services.
— image credit: Greg Sakaki (Nanaimo News Bulletin)

The ultimate dream has come true for Duncan’s Braydon Luscombe.

The official word came out Friday that Luscombe is going to Sochi, Russia for the Paralympic Games as a member of the Canadian Paralympic ski team.

Former Paralympic skier and family friend Gord Tuck from Lake Cowichan has long been an inspiration for Luscombe to follow his dreams.

A celebration burger and beer send-off is being held Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Craig Street Brew Pub.

The cost is $20 per person. There will be a silent auction, with donations also most appreciated.

Tickets can be reserved by contacting Braydon’s mom Charmaine Luscombe by email at lus@shaw.ca or by calling 250-715-1330.

It’s hoped many people who know Braydon or have been part of his past, such as teachers, can attend to give him a big show of support.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Cross returning to Tzouhalem lookout
 
Musical blockbusters the theme of 2015 Theatre Festival lineup
 
Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market
AP poll: Police killings of blacks voted top story of 2014
 
Canada downs Sweden 5-2 in exhibition action
 
Cougars stomp Islanders 8-2
Excellent Winter fishing: salmon, halibut, cod
 
Basketball tournaments and games with schedule
 
Armada back on the courts

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.