Human Library - Paralympian book
This Saturday, January 25, you can sign-out Jean Labonté for a one-on-one conversation at the Human Library.
Jean (and Alan) will be on the shelf at the Main branch of the Ottawa Public Library between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Here's what Jean's book jacket reads:
In 1990, after a bout with cancer, 20-year-old Jean Labonté had his left leg amputated above the knee. While recovering in hospital, he read an article about the emerging sport of sledge hockey. Six years later, Jean was so good he was invited to wear the national team jersey. This four-time Paralympian captained the Canadian team at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics and carried the Canadian flag at the Opening Ceremonies. He retired from competition later that year.
Jean dropped by the studio to chat with Alan in advance of the Human Library.