Canadian Paralympic Committee debuts new mascot
The Canadian Paralympic Committee of Ottawa has selected an official mascot for the country’s Paralympic team. The character, a beaver named Coda, received the highest number of votes in a public online poll conducted by the organization last year. The other options in the poll were a grolar bear and an arctic fox. The character will appear in August at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, as well as at various school and community events through the spring and summer.
“The beaver is synonymous with Canadian culture and history and they definitely share their perseverance and hard-working attitude with our incredible Paralympians,” said Martin Richard, executive director of communications and brand at the Canadian Paralympic Committee. “Having a mascot will help us to spread the Paralympic movement and the power of Para sport to a larger audience while also elevating the sense of team and togetherness among our athletes.”