Michelle Salt, PARALYMPIAN
We are excited to announce Michelle Salt, Canadian Paralympic Snowboarder and Motivational Speaker, will be our main guest speaker for the evening.
FREE2BME – CATHCART FAMILY
Morgan Cathcart is a seventeen year old para-swimmer. She has been involved in Free2BMe Programs since the start of the program when she was seven years old. Morgan loves sports and has participated in one-on-one gross motor development, summer camps and as a volunteer for little activators. Morgan is a grade 12 student with plans to attend Grant MacEwan in the fall and then transfer to the University of Alberta Elementary Education department later. In her spare time Morgan volunteers for organizations working with children and youth with various abilities. She has also been very involved in leadership both in school and the community. Morgan currently loves being involved in the Steadward Bears Para Swim Team.
In April she will be attending the Paralympic Trials in Toronto with 5 other swimmers. She is extremely excited for the opportunity to be competitive in a positive environment. Darlene Cathcart is Morgan’s mother. She has experience working with children and teens with various abilities both through employment and as a volunteer. She has worked with children living with disabilities when employed by GRIT (Getting Ready for Inclusion Today) and the Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Northern Alberta. Darlene is the co-founder of Camp Freedom. A four day overnight camp for teens living with spina bifida. Darlene has encouraged teens to participate in various sports and by booking demonstrations and trials of rock climbing, wheelchair basketball, swimming, sledge hockey, adaptive cycling, sitting yoga, roller lacrosse, trail riders and more. She is excited to see Morgan involved in the Steadward para swim program and encourages other parents to get their children involved in the Free2BMe programs.
CARRIE ANTON, PARALYMPIAN & OUR GALA EMCEE
Carrie Anton, along with a CTV media member, will be our emcees for the evening.