Stittsville’s Collinda Joseph returns from the Wheelchair Curling World Championships

(The Team Canada members representing Canada at the Wheelchair Curling World Championships held in Beijing, China on October 23-30, 2021 were: (l to r) Collinda Joseph, Dennis Thiessen, Jon Thurston, Mark Ideson and Ina Forrest, Photos: Collinda Joseph)

Stittsville resident and a Manager for Standards Development and Research within Accessibility Standards Canada, Collinda Joseph, recently brought her skills as a curler to the Wheelchair Curling World Championships in Beijing! Her performance in this tournament as the alternate helped Team Canada get to the Quarter-Finals.

Collinda and the rest of Team Canada are proud of the result. “We are very happy with how we played, and we know we did the best we could.” With some great victories showing how well the team could compete on the world stage, it is no wonder they feel good about their performance!

“The support I received from my colleagues at Accessibility Standards Canada, friends, and family was amazing,” Collinda said. “The enthusiasm and good will that I got from everyone back home was great for our morale. It really highlighted the great sense of community in Stittsville.

(Team Canada play again Team USA in the World Wheelchair Curling Championships 2021.)

For Collinda, wheelchair curling is not only a passion, but also a symbol for the importance of accessibility in our society. “We all benefit when we are successful at ensuring full inclusion of all Canadians, from our family and friends, to our neighbours, classmates, and colleagues.”

She is happy to return to her work at Accessibility Standards Canada, where she creates committees and standards
focused on building a more accessible Canada.

To see more about Team Canada’s performance in the World Wheelchair Championships, go to https://worldcurling.org/events/wwhcc2021/.

For more information on Accessibility Standards Canada, visit https://accessible.canada.ca/.


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