Canadian Paralympic Committee conducts mascot promotion
The Ottawa-based Canadian Paralympic Committee has begun a promotion to select an official mascot for the organization. Until April 18, consumers can vote online at <http://www.paralympic.ca/mascot> for a grolar bear, arctic fox beaver character. The characters are intended to represent traits such as perseverance, adaptability, determination, strength and courage. In addition to the online poll, the committee will seek the opinions of elementary school students by distributing colouring booklets featuring the three animals, as well as trivia questions and information about the Paralympics. The winning mascot will be used by the Canadian Paralympic team at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.