Gavin Baggs

Persons with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador have a new advocate and role model: 13 year-old Paradise resident Gavin Baggs. Gavin was installed as the Ambassador for 2021 on March 1st 2021.

Gavin’s plans for the future involve playing Wheelchair Basketball or Para Hockey at a school that offers these programs. Gavin’s goal in sport is to play for the National Team in one of these parasports. Gavin also plans to go to the University of Illinois to get a Nursing Degree.

Growing up Gavin participated in sledge hockey, and wheelchair basketball, and swimming, is now a Sledge volunteer for our Easter Seals NL parasport recreation programs.

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Helping Gavin Create Awareness

Outside of Easter Seals NL programs Gavin plays on Team NL's Wheelchair Basketball Team and he also plays Sledge Hockey with the Avalon Sled Dogs. Gavin has been to the Canada Games for Wheelchair basketball and have played for the Buffalo Sabres for Para Hockey at the London Blizzards Hockey Tournament.

Gavin's goal as the ambassador is to make people aware of Easter Seals programs and services and try to get them to try these programs especially Parasports.

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Our goal is to provide people of all ages with physical, cognitive, and any other disabilities with the opportunity to participate in programs and services that aim to build inclusion in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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