Team Canada’s Dave Durepos will be honoured in a special celebration in his hometown on Tuesday as the City of Fredericton proclaims September 25, 2012 as Dave Durepos Day in the provincial capital of New Brunswick.
Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside will make the official proclamation as the celebration gets underway at City Hall at 11am local time. The public is invited to meet Durepos and catch a glimpse of his most recent gold medal, which he won along with the rest of his wheelchair basketball teammates at the London 2012 Paralympic Games on September 8.
Durepos is a three-time Paralympic gold medallist and world champion. He has been a member of the Canadian Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team since 1994. Off the court, Durepos is a coach and a tremendous ambassador for the sport, as he devotes time to speak at schools and rehab centres to inspire others to achieve their goals and raise awareness about sport opportunities.