Mark DeMontis speaking

“When I entered the dressing room to the Toronto Ice Owls Blind Hockey Club, that moment changed my life forever. I realized something – that I was no different than anyone else, I was just one of the players on the team who had a visual impairment.” – Mark DeMontis

Today we celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Blind Hockey players across Canada, and all around the world, are powerful advocates and role models for the importance of #accessibility and #inclusion both on and off the ice!

Check out this great video of Canadian National Blind Hockey Team players Mark DeMontis and François Beauregard giving back to the community as they visited the Friendship Circle of Montreal last month to share Mark’s story, engage in a ball hockey clinic, and showcase the Para Sport of Blind Hockey at an Hiboux de Montréal game. Click here to watch now!

The Friendship Circle creates friendship & inclusion for children, teens, and young adults with special needs & their typical peers. Mark’s workshop was with the young leaders from the Friendship Revolution program, where young people with & without disabilities have started a revolution breaking down inclusion barriers.
“Believe in what you can do, achieve as much as you can. There is no limit, and don’t let the world around you make you believe there are limits.” – François Beauregard