Dave Marchand

 

Dave Marchand acquired a disability in 2000 due to complications from bacterial meningitis. During treatment at the Glenrose Hospital in Edmonton, Marchand got the opportunity to try sitting volleyball and was instantly hooked. Marchand played several sports before his illness including golf, hockey and squash.

Eleven years later, Marchand gained a spot on the Canadian National Sitting Volleyball Team and helped Canada to bronze at the Guadalajara 2011 Parapan American Games in Mexico. He believes that sport is what has allowed him to have a healthy body and a healthy mind. “My four years with the national team have been the best four years of my life,” said Marchand. “It has been really good for me with the hard work and a lot fun.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2011 and 2015 Parapan American Games teams…

PERSONAL

Married to wife Jocelyne for 11 years and has one daughter Melissa… Marchand is the Senior Manager of Network Operations at CN Rail. He is also a member of the Alberta Amputee Sports and Recreation Association. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and watching hockey.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2015 Défi Sportif 1st
2011 Parapan American Games 3rd

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze
2011 Guadalajara Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Menbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3
2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Men 3