Quick facts


January 25, 1990


North Vancouver, BC


Pender Island, BC


Wheelchair Basketball




Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Paris 2024

Kady Dandeneau shot the lights out at the Paralmypic Games qualifying tournament in 2024 as Canada went undefeated to earn a berth. She led the tournament in scoring with 25.3 points per game, was the top three-point shooter and third in rebounds and assists.

She also was among the leaders in Canada’s two big tournaments in 2023: a fifth place finish at the world championships and second at the Parapan American Games.

She made her Games debut in 2019 at the Parapan Am Games in Lima. She made a giant impact as she helped Canada to gold and a berth in the Tokyo Paralympics. She was among the leaders in most offensive categories including first in field goal percentage and free throws made.

In the gold medal game in Lima, she became the first wheelchair basketball athlete in Canadian history to record a triple-double after a thrilling 67-64 victory over the United States.

At her first Paralympic Games in Tokyo she helped Canada to fifth place.

Dandeneau has always been a passionate basketball player. Before taking up wheelchair basketball, Dandeneau was an all-star stand-up basketball player in British Columbia, playing for the University of Northern British Columbia Timberwolves from 2007 to 2013.

She began playing wheelchair basketball in 2015 after being introduced to the game by fellow Pender Island native and former Team Canada coach Tim Frick, once injuries prevented her from continuing with the stand-up game.

Having always been an aggressive and physical player in the stand-up game, Dandeneau brings the same style to wheelchair basketball and believes there’s no better feeling than being able to represent Canada on the world stage while doing what she loves.


2020 Paralympics… 2019, 2023 Parapan American Games… Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s female athlete of the year in 2019… 2018 and 2023  World Championships.


Suffered a serious knee injury in 2010… Eventually had four operations on her knee, but developed a bone defect as a result of a fracture in the femur… University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – kinesiology.


  • 2023 Parapan American Games 2nd
  • 2023 World Championships 5th
  • 2021 Paralympic Games 5th
  • 2019 Parapan American Games 1st
  • 2018 World Championships 5th