Best Games Debut
Mac Marcoux (Guide) Robin Fémy
At just 16 years of age and at his first Paralympics, Mac Marcoux blazed to a brilliant debut in Sochi, winning three medals with his guide, Robin Fémy. The speedy combination of these two great athletes won gold in giant slalom and bronze in both the downhill and super G.
Best Male Athelete
Brian Mckeever (Guides) Erik Carleton And Graham Nishikawa
Brian McKeever and his guides Erik Carleton and Graham Nishikawa combined to win three gold medals in para-Nordic skiing in Sochi. McKeever was Canada’s most decorated athlete in Sochi. He now holds a total of 13 Paralympic medals, including 10 gold, two silver and one bronze.
Best Female Athlete
Two-time Paralympian Ina Forrest used her trademark accuracy and mental focus in her position as Third to help Team Canada win the gold medal in wheelchair curling in Sochi. Forrest now holds two Paralympic gold medals – from Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014.
Best Team Performance
WHEELCHAIR CURLING TEAM
The Canadian wheelchair curling team won its third straight Paralympic Games gold medal with their victory in Sochi, setting records along the way for most points and largest margin of victory. Battling changing ice conditions and a range of opponents, Canada played its best game in the gold medal final to defeat Russia, 8-3.
Tim Frick Paralympic Excellence Coach Award
Jean-Sébastien Labrie has been coaching alpine skiing for over 25 years. As head coach of the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team, Labrie’s leadership and drive have helped build a strong culture of performance on the team.The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team won eight medals in Sochi, including two gold – representing half of Team Canada’s total medal haul for these Games.
Para-development Coach Award
Mari Ellery has been coaching para-athletes for over 30 years. A teacher by profession, she uses the power of sport to break down barriers, and her positive influence has encouraged many athletes to take an interest in para-canoe. Ellery’s work at the development level has translated into national and international success as three of her athletes represented Canada at the World Championships last year.