The City of Kimberley, the Kimberley Alpine Resort and the Disabled Skiers Association are invited the public to join them in honouring Josh Dueck this weekend.
Dueck, who recently received a gold medal in the Super G and a silver medal in downhill at the Sochi Winter Paralympics games, will be at the resort for Spring Splash on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. The City and the Resort will be presenting Dueck with a token of the community’s appreciation for his achievements on and off the slopes.
“People will have an opportunity to listen and share stories with Josh, in addition to viewing the Paralympic medals,” said Ted Funston, General Manager of the Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Dueck was born and raised in Kimberley, learning to ski at the age of 13. In 2004, he was paralyzed from the waist down following a ski accident while coaching.
Just two years later, Josh returned to his creativity on the slopes and began ski racing, becoming a professional skier in 2007.