• Story 17: Family

It may be Family Day in parts of Canada today, but it’s Family Week here at BC Wheelchair Sports. This week, we’ll be profiling several influential families who have participated in wheelchair sports as athletes, coaches, supporters, and builders.

To kick off Family Week in our 40 Years, 40 Stories, 40 Days campaign, we’ve put together a video blog about a second generation of wheelchair athletes, some of whom who recently competed at the 2011 Halifax Canada Winter Games. Erin Higgins, Derek Lundie and Avril Harris all got involved in wheelchair basketball because their parents are former elite wheelchair athletes. We talk to both the athletes and their parents to see how these kids went from gym rats to respected athletes in their own right.