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2014-05-09 12:25:11

OTTAWA, May 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Following four-time Paralympic swimmer Donovan Tildelsey's announcement of his retirement, the Canadian Paralympic Committee would like to congratulate him on a successful career that saw him win two silver and three bronze medals at the Paralympic Games. Tildesley, of Vancouver B.C., also won five gold medals at the Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 and was Canada's flag bearer at the opening ceremony at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic...

2014-04-07 12:27:52

Chevrolet helps drive volunteer recruitment for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games Colin Mochrie, The Second City add comedic zing with viral volunteer video TORONTO, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Eager to represent your country and community? A sports fan or culture maven? How about a community booster or a student looking to gain invaluable experience? Well, the wait is over! The official online volunteer portal for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games is now live at...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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