Quick facts

Birthdate

October 12, 1994

Hometown

Neerlandia, AB

Residence

Neerlandia, AB

Sport

Sitting Volleyball

Experience

Lima 2019

Rio 2016

Tokyo 2020

Toronto 2015

Paris 2024

In 2022, Heidi Peters and her teammates won the silver medal at the world championships Canada’s best ever international result in the sport. A year later they solidified their spot for the Paralympic Games at a qualifying tournament in Cairo.

In February 2020 she helped Team Canada secure a spot for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo by leading the team in scoring and winning gold at the World ParaVolley final Paralympic qualification tournament in Halifax. In Tokyo, at her second Games, Canada took fourth spot, a best ever result.

Peters has been a member of the team since 2013. She also won bronze at the 2019 and 2015 Parapan Am Games.

In Grade 12,  Peters was diagnosed with bone cancer in her left leg. She missed her school year to undergo chemotherapy. Despite treatment the cancer refused to leave, ultimately leading to the amputation of her leg.

During Peters’ recovery at the Edmonton Children’s Hospital, she was introduced to sitting volleyball by national team teammate Jolan Wong who also lost her leg to cancer at a young age.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016, 2020 Paralympic Games… 2018, 2022 World Championships… 2015, 2019 Parapan American Games… Canadian women’s sitting volleyball team member since 2013…

PERSONAL

Studying political science at MacEwan University… Travel Diploma from MacEwan University… Professional portrait photographer  … Elected to World ParaVolley Athlete Commission… Family originates from the Netherlands…

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS 

  • 2022 World Championships- 2nd
  • 2020 Paralympic Games – 4th
  • 2019 Parapan Am Games – 3rd
  • 2018 World Championships – 7th
  • 2016 Paralympic Games – 7th
  • 2015 Parapan Am Games – 3rd