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Out of the pool and onto the pages

Wai Hung Ma's determined fundraiser goes another lap
September 13, 2016 10:30 A.M.
Wai Hung Ma, with Miss Kamloops Olivia Verity-Kryger and coach Meghan Fair before his endurance swim in August.

After achieving his swim challenge in support of the Y Women’s Shelter, Wai Hung Ma is going an extra lap or two for the cause.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, Ma launches his second book, documenting the months of training that went into his endurance swim of 40 laps, an achievement that can only be described as remarkable for someone with cerebral palsy.

The book launch takes place at the Downtown Y from 5-7 p.m. Breaking Limitations, a first book for the self-advocate and motivational speaker, was published three years ago.

“I have written a book about my journey getting into the pool, training and carrying off the Swim Challenge event,” he said, adding that $1,000 has so far been raised for the shelter.

He will give a presentation on the book and the fundraising project, and sign books for anyone wishing to purchase them.  Proceeds from admission (by donation) and book sales will add to funds already raised for the shelter. 

“I hope that many people will come raise a bit more for this good cause.”

There will be freshly baked cupcakes for sale as well to boost the effort.  

If you would like to order a copy of the book, or for more information, contact Jacquie Brand (, Michelle Walker (, or Graham Specht ( You can also call the Kamloops Downtown Y at (250) 372-7725, or stop by the Y at 400 Battle St.

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