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Saved by a partnership, the disabled-valid Dream raid returns, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, to Lac de Chaumeçon

Whether you are disabled or able-bodied, everyone can take part, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, in the Dream association raid. The participants will share a moment of conviviality, while discovering the Morvan through sports activities which will above all be a moment of pleasure.

The 2020 and 2021 editions could not take place due to the health crisis. 2022 is the year of recovery. The particularity of this seventeenth edition is that the event joins the EDF ADN Tour, the first disabled multi-sport raid circuit in France. It will be the penultimate meeting of the circuit and the only one to offer rafting.

The raid rewarded by the French Handisport Federation

The events will take place on the shores of Lake Chaumeçon. A 12 km orientation hike will take place on the first day. The 97 participants will be offered many other activities, such as archery, all-terrain wheelchair, canoeing, disc golf on a course suitable for all abilities… They will also be able to discover a piece of history of the region, through puzzles.

On Sunday, the teams will alternately descend the rough waters of Chalaux, during a rafting event. This second day will be open to the public. This will be an opportunity to share and discover activities such as blowgun shooting, electric all-terrain wheelchair, boccia, cani-hiking…

The full program can be found ici.

Heading to Autun for the 2023 edition

“The red thread of this weekend is to encourage encounters”, explains Tom Hérard, president of the Dream association. Mutual aid between the able-bodied and the disabled thus makes it possible to create strong links, bringing them closer together through the world of sport.

The teams will be made up of five to eight people and will include between one and three people with disabilities. They will come from all over France, with a majority from Burgundy and the Paris region.

By integrating the EDF ADN Tour, the Dream association managed to save its raid. Since the end of the “Morvan pour tous” project, where it was a question of testing the existing facilities, the event had lost the hair of the beast. The Covid-19 has further isolated the Dream association, of which Tom Hérard took over the presidency a year and a half ago.

Always supported by local communities, it lacks, however, vital forces. The partnership with EDF made it possible to have advisers and support to organize the raid.

Other projects are on the way. The president hopes to carry out, in the spring, a raid for the young people of secondary establishment. Extending over two years, the partnership of the Dream association with EDF has attracted the City of Autun, which will host the 2023 edition of the raid. This will be an opportunity to test the facilities planned for the 2024 Paralympic Games.

Nicolas Nam

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