This year, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Pfizer Canada are celebrating 25 years of supporting and promoting the Paralympic Movement together. Throughout 2021, we will look back on special sporting moments and milestones from each year of the partnership.

Old image of a Paralympic Games with the Pfizer 25 logo

Paralympic sport takes next step in Canada in 1996
Pfizer Canada comes on board as first major corporate sponsor

Back in 1996, it was a strong possibility that Canadian athletes would have to partially pay their own way to the Paralympic Games in Atlanta. Click here for full story.

Patrick Anderson, wheelchair basketball

Patrick Anderson makes international debut in 1997 

Patrick Anderson today is known as one of the best wheelchair basketball players to ever grace the court. A three-time Paralympic champion, he is preparing to suit up for his fifth Paralympic Games this summer. Click here for full story.

Stacy Kohut alpine skiing

Daredevil helps Canada nearly double medal total at Nagano 1998

Canada grabs 15 Paralympic medals after eight podium visits four years earlier. Click here for full story. 

Chantal Benoit

Canada competes at first Parapan Am Games in 1999

Games ultimately grow leaps and bounds to become crucial step for Paralympics. Click here for full story.

25 years left, Stephanie Dixon arms and head out of water while competing in breast stroke

Canadian swimmers win showdown at Sydney 2000

Swimmers win half of Canada's medals; Canada top swimming nation. Click here for full story.

Athlete being inducted into the hall of fame

Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame inducts first athletes in 2001

Arnold Boldt and Eugene Reimer first to enter Hall. Click here for full story.

Lauren Woolstencroft skiing

McKeever, Woolstencroft makes Games debut at 2002 Paralympics

Canada would deliver best ever Winter Games to that point. Click here for full story.