David Van Hoek

I’ve traveled around the world for Paralympic sports: Athens in 2004, Portugal, Belgium, Austria, USA, and Argentina. What many see as a disability is simply a different way of doing things to me.

Direct: 519-280-4564 | Office: 866-909-7556 Ext.17 | Email: dvanhoe@taia.ca | Location: London, Ontario, Canada

  • Profile
  • Specialties
    Ability Travel
  • Languages Spoken
    English

Biography

After having moved to Ontario from Cranbrook BC in 2006, I married my amazing and supportive wife the following year. I’m a proud and doting stepdad to 2 adult children and 3 gorgeous grandkids, my pride and joy. Family time is always fun, special. We love to go camping and watch sports together … Go Flames!
Although retired, I’m certainly not ‘tired’ with still a lot of living in me so I decided to return to school for Travel & Tourism, from which I graduated in 2017. Understanding the challenges of travel first hand with my own dis-ability, I wanted very much to specialize in ‘ability travel’ to help others that are in the same boat.
The ‘para’ in the word Paralympics stands for parallel, meaning equal to, not paraplegic as thought by many. Young or old, the challenges of travel for mobility dis-abilities as amputations, blindness and cerebral palsy, shouldn’t stop anyone from truly living and seeing the world. It’s all there for EVERYONE to enjoy!

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