One of the major attractions at Robson Square during the Olympics is back for the Paralympics.

And in spirit of the Games, former Vancouver mayor and Canada’s Paralympic ambassador Sam Sullivan took the zipline for a test run yesterday during the filming of a segment of the Rick Mercer Report.

“I am a little nervous,” said Sullivan before his ride. “I’ve got sherpas who are going to get me up the stairs, but I am looking forward to it.”

Bypassing the four-and-a-half-hour lineup, Sullivan said the zipline shows that disabled people are just as capable of taking part in the fun at Robson.

“I think it’s going to be a bit of a statement for the Paralympics. Not only able-bodied people can do this, but disabled people can do this as well.”

Enthusiastic fans waited in line for hours for a chance to ride the zipline, although the four-hour wait is still a considerable improvement over the eight-hour wait during the Olympics.

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