REGINA - Echo Valley Provincial Park will welcome a Canadian paralympian athlete on Feb. 9.
Tyler McGregor. three-time Paralympian and world champion sledge hockey player, will visit the provincial park as part of his cross-Canada Sledge Skate of Hope.
He will be there on Feb. 9 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m., with the event free with a valid park entry permit. The park is located west of Fort Qu’Appelle between Echo Lake and Pasqua Lake.
It’s a tour inspired by Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. McGregor is looking to raise $100,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation this year and has set a goal of skating his sled 42 km in each of Canada's provinces. Information about about the Sledge Skate of Hope can be found at https://sledgeskateofhope.com.
"The support I've received on this journey has been outstanding, and I'm excited to get out to Saskatchewan and meet the locals," McGregor said in a news release. "One of the best parts of this journey has been experiencing the community feel at each stop, and I'm looking forward to that when I visit Echo Valley."
"We are so excited that Tyler has chosen to visit the Echo Valley Provincial Park skating loop as his Saskatchewan stop," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross said in a statement. "This is a great opportunity to get outside and rally around this important cause, while also having a great day of fun."