Mark your calendar to be at the Callander Legion Wednesday, Sept. 18 for a Pasta Dinner, Elvis Show and Silent Auction benefiting Dave Innes' 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Journey.
Tickets are $20 (available at the Legion or contacting Innes) with proceeds assisting his participation in the upcoming Canadian national rowing championships in Burnaby, B.C. Sept. 26-29. Success there leads to international qualification events in March or April in either Italy, Korea or Brazil.
Innes recently earned two gold medals at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines (2,000 metre and 500-metre events) and claimed silver in the indoor rowing sprint event at the 2018 Invictus Games in Australia.
The Callander Legion event is taking place during National Veterans Week. Innes was in the Canadian military in 1990 when a training accident left him paralyzed from the ribs down 11 days before his 19th birthday. Innes joined the military when he was 17 years old and was with the artillery airborne (2 RCHA E BTRY Para) based in Petawawa, ON. His injuries came while on an exercise at CFB Gagetown, N.B. after the transport truck hit black ice and went end-of-end a 30-metre cliff. They were getting ready for deployment in Bosnia.
If you have a donation to make, whether an item for the silent auction or other support for Dave Innes 2020 Tokyo Paralympics Journey, contact him through his Facebook Group or email: [email protected]