The journey of North Bay’s Dave Innes to take part in the 2020 Paralympics in Japan next summer is getting plenty of support locally.

He’ll be able to train at Armstrong Park thanks to Dylan Guido of DGRP Inc. who has built an accessible dock for him at Armstrong Park.

“He spent the weekend building the dock and it was installed on Sunday. It’s ready to go at Armstrong Park,” he says.

He says without this assistance he would have had to go out of town.

“I would have had to deal with motel rooms, meals and travel expenses. At this point, I’ll be able to train here. My support group is huge. North Bay has really jumped on board,” Innes says.

Innes says his coach is local too as he’ll be working with Dean Hay at Nipissing University.

Innes won a silver medal last year in indoor rowing at the Invictus Games in Australia.

(file photo taken by Chris Dawson BayToday)

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