Toronto has been named host of the next Canadian Transplant Games.
The biennial event, which wrapped in Moncton July 12, is an athletic showcase for transplant recipients across the country. The next games are scheduled for August 2016.
Up to 500 athletes will compete in events that include track and field, tennis, golf, cycling, swimming and bowling.
All transplant recipients are welcome to participate, says Sandra Holdsworth, Ontario director for the Canadian Transplant Association.
“The games are about building relationships and meeting people that have all been through the same experiences, and to celebrate life,” says Holdsworth, 50, who received a liver transplant 17 years ago...