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Chris Williamson
Chris Williamson

Sport:

Snowboard

Alpine Skiing

Bio:

At the 2011 IPC World Cup, Canadian Chris Williamson claimed his 100th IPC podium performance! Chris has always been an avid athlete, having grown up in a family whose lives focused on sport. His father, Peter, competed in cycling at the 1967 Pan American Games and in speed skating at the 1968 Olympics. More recently his brothers, Tyler and...

Brian McKeever
Brian McKeever

Sport:

Nordic Skiing - Cross Country Skiing

Nordic Skiing - Biathlon

Bio:

Brian McKeever made history in 2010 when he was named to the Olympic and Paralympic teams.

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Bradley Bowden
Bradley Bowden

Sport:

Ice Sledge Hockey

Sledge Hockey

Wheelchair Basketball

Bio:

Brad, who lives in Orton, Ontario, is a dedicated athlete and a member of two Canadian national teams. He has been on Canada's national wheelchair basketball team since 2003 and on the national sledge hockey team since 1999. He has Sacral Agenesis, a condition similar to Spina Bifida. ...

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Billy Bridges
Billy Bridges

Sport:

Ice Sledge Hockey

Sledge Hockey

Bio:

Billy, who lives in Mississauga, Ontario, began playing sledge hockey with the Kitchener Sidewinders in 1997 at the tender age of 12 years old. Having made the national team at the ripe old age of 14, Billy is on record for being the youngest player ever selected for Canada’s National Sledge Hockey Team. ...

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Graeme Murray
Graeme Murray

Sport:

Ice Sledge Hockey

Sledge Hockey

Bio:

Graeme, who resides in Gravenhurst, Ontario, began playing sledge hockey with the Elmvale Bears in 1995. When he was only three, Graeme contracted a virus that attacked the nerves in his lower spine and caused paralysis. A number of years later, a friend of the family encouraged him to try sledge hockey and he instantly fell in love with the...

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Kimberly Joines
Kimberly Joines

Sport:

Snowboard

Alpine Skiing

Bio:

Kimberly, who was born and raised on sport, moved to Lake Louise, Alberta after high school to pursue her love of snowboarding. In 2000, she sustained a serious spinal injury while jumping in a snowboard terrain park. Her Paralympic dreams began the moment she knew she would never walk again. ...

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Sonja Gaudet
Sonja Gaudet

Sport:

Wheelchair Curling

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Mark Arendz
Mark Arendz

Sport:

Nordic Skiing - Cross Country Skiing

Nordic Skiing - Biathlon

Bio:

Mark, a 19-year-old student from the province of Prince Edward Island, is a member of the 2010 Canadian Para-Nordic Ski Team. Competitive by nature, he took a liking to sports at a very young age. When he was seven years old, his arm was caught in the blades of a grain auger, resulting in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow. While t...

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Dennis Thiessen
Dennis Thiessen

Sport:

Wheelchair Curling

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