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July 27, 2012
Canadian Transplant Games
...a chance for organ recipients to get together and celebrate the gift of life, while honouring donor families and living donors.
June 20, 2012
Organ donors wanted as Alberta demand spikes
Waiting lists for organ transplants in the province are growing, as are the number of people on them who are dying, states Alberta Health Services. Those numbers come just as Calgary prepares to host the Canadian Transplant Games, an event to promote the merits of organ donations.
April 22, 2012
North Vancouver woman 'believes.' defies all odds.
Margaret Benson of North Vancouver is the winner of the Courage to Come Back Award in the medical category.
April 11, 2012
Oxford County runners to tackle Boston Marathon
Woodstock Sentinel Review
It doesn’t matter how long it takes them to cross the finish line, Kristen Carne and Sarah Harmer have already proved they are champions.
December 10, 2010
A Heart Transplant Recipient Shares his Story from start to finish
Sylvain Benard (CTA Member) gives a wonderful video talk about his experiences. Training, mountain climbing and encourage others to press on. Thanks also to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada for sponsoring the filming and research that went on during some of the climbs.
November 26, 2010
17 kidney transplant athletes receive the 2010 Founder's Award
The Kidney Foundation of Canada's 20th annual Founder's Award Gala was a tremendous success, this Wednesday, November 24, when 17 kidney transplant athletes who participated in the 2010 Canadian Transplant Games received the Founder's Award.
November 25, 2010
The gift of life returned Student donates kidney to father
“My dad is the cream of the crop. I mean, he has to be. Otherwise I wouldn’t be giving him my kidney.” These words come from Rhekia Fahssi, a 20-year-old SAIT cooking apprentice who is scheduled for kidney donation surgery on Dec. 8.
September 3, 2010
Kingdon-Kramer a hit at Transplant Games Double heart-transplant recipient wins silver medal.
The 14 year old won a silver in the ball toss at the annual competition in Quebec City.
August 26, 2010
Spencerville's Stephanie Summers earns five gold and a silver at Canadian Transplant Games.
Canadian Transplant Games, now in its fifth year, Stephanie Summers walked away with five gold medals by participating in golf, shot put, 4x100 relay race, ball throw and 10-pin bowling.
August 24, 2010
Transplant recipients have Hearts of Gold
Woodstock Sentinel Review
Ryley, 5, a heart transplant recipient recently competed at the Canadian Transplant Games in Quebec City as the youngest participant.
August 20, 2010
Athlete of the Week
Sarah Edge will remember Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 forever. Her triple-gold medal performance at the Canada Transplant Summer Games was the perfect way to finish off her week-long stay in Quebec City.