Quick facts

Birthdate

January 25, 1990

Birthplace

Pender Island, BC

Residence

Pender Island, BC

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Classification

4.5

Experience

Lima 2019

Santiago 2023

Tokyo 2020

Kady Dandeneau 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.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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

PERSONAL

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. 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

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