Weston superstar Mark DeMontis arrived home today after in-line skating all the way from Halifax. He was embraced by his family and friends at the Weston Lions Arena, and several hundred people came out to cheer his arrival.
DeMontis has skated all the way across Canada to raise money for Courage Canada, a group that promotes hockey for the blind. DeMontis was a promising hockey player but lost his sight when he was still a teenager.
Carrying the Canadian flag onto the ice, DeMontis thanked his family, supporters, and sponsors, and gave a rousing speech about the reasons he skated across Canada. He skated, he said, for all the young people who had approached him on his trip.