A night to honour Bo Hedges

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The celebration will be in honour of Hedges’ recent Paralympic gold medal victory at this year’s London Games Wheelchair Basketball event, where he and his fellow Team Canada went undefeated (8-0), and eventually beat rivals Australia to claim an impressive victory.

The meet and greet event will include a variety of speeches, with Hedges himself set to speak to the crowd. He will also be honoured on the facility's new Sports Wall, on an Olympian portion that's being added.

"It's not every day that there is an Olympian from a small town in the north. Bo has worked extremely hard to get where he is now and it's time to show some support from here."

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Hedges played an important role throughout his team’s climb to world supremacy, finishing the tournament second in team scoring with 85 points, and shooting an impressive 82 per cent from the free-throw line (9/11).

He is also currently the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball team’s co-captain and has been a member of the national team program since 2007.

The event, sponsored by Apache Corp in partnership with PacificSport Northern B.C. and the City of Fort St. John, will be taking place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening is open for anyone to attend.

 

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