Paolo Paiement

Community:Ottawa
Team:Barrhaven Seawolves
What other sports do you participate in?Kayak with the Ottawa River Canoe Club during the summer. Boxing with ‘Boxing Without Barriors’ 1x per week in Fall and Winter and maybe this Spring if there are enough athletes.
Will these be your first Provincial Games?No
What other Games have you competed in?2003 Bathurst/Campbellton, NB Winter Games I won a bronze medal in Figure Skating, Level II for Team NB. In 2007 in Whitehorse, Yukon I competed in Figure Skating with Team NL. 2009 Summer Games in PEI, I competed as a swimmer with Team NL. No other medals except the first year.
Best Special Olympics Memory:My Bronze medal in 2003 in Figure Skating
Hobbies and Activities:Kayak and boxing, power swim 2x per week, watching DVD’s and listening to music. I love Queen, too bad Freddie Mercury died.
Message to Sponsors:I love the sports I have tried. Special Olympics has let me practice and compete in swimming, curling, snow shoe, figure skating all over NB and NL and a little bit in Ontario when I skated here. Just starting last year S.O. has an affiliation with Kayak and I got the first Ontario S.O. medal in men’s kayaking. I also help coach some younger athletes in kayak and swimming and it makes them happy when they do well. I am very lucky that so many people sponsor S.O. and make it so much fun and well organized. Thank you very, very much.