CBC Interview- Another First

Surviving my First CBC Interview.

I get super nervous about radio interviews, so you can imagine how I felt when my wife told me that I was going to be on CBC radio. The interview was about my donation of two sports wheelchairs, which was made possible because of my book, The X-tails Ski at Spider Ridge. The week leading up to the interview was stressful to say the least, but even with lack of sleep and some sweating, my first interview on CBC radio was a huge success (or so I’ve been told). I’m still too nervous to listen to it and the whole experience is a bit foggy!

To listen to my CBC interview,  click here.

 

 

I’m grateful to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to listen. My Mom told me she was sweating buckets before I went on the air. I think she was more nervous than me! Another friend told me she had tears in her eyes while listening because she was so proud of me. I appreciate all of the support! Below is a portion of the article posted on the CBC website:

‘We’re all special in our own way’: Prince George author highlights wheelchair sports for kids

By Andrew Kurjata, CBC News Posted: Jan 25, 2017 7:00 AM PT

The author of a popular children’s book series in Prince George is using his platform to teach kids about inclusion in sports.

L.A. Fielding is the creator of The X-Tails, an independently-published series about a group of friends who enjoy biking, surfing and generally being active together.

In one story, the characters meet Rhumba, a zebra in a wheelchair, at a ski hill.

At first, the characters are confused about why she’s there but soon discover she is an accomplished sit-skier.

“She doesn’t have a disability. She has different abilities from them,” Fielding explained to CBC Daybreak North host Robert Doane.

                                                             To read the full article click here.

 

#thextails #cbc #inclusion #wheelchairdonation #lafielding

 

 

 

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