By CBC News, September 11, 2016
Louise Ashcroft became involved in officiating in 2005
Behind all the athletes, the celebrations and the heartbreaks, Regina’s Louise Ashcroft is in Rio as an official at the Paralympic Games.
After taking in the beautiful and colourful opening ceremonies, Ashcroft has been busy on the courts officiating women’s sitting volleyball. She told CBC Radio’s Saskatchewan Weekend when Canada faced the host nation Brazil on Friday, she was blown away by the support the Brazilians showed, comparing their participation to a flash mob that never stopped.