"I feel happy, proud and honoured to be given the opportunity to wear the maple leaf in front of the world"
Paralympic athletes train hard, compete with intensity and push the boundaries of human achievement. Their disability does not make them different. They are athletes first – they do it for the athletic achievement and competition. They are driven by their pursuit of excellence.
The Paralympic Games bring together the best para athletes from around the world. It is an incredible achievement to qualify for the Paralympic Games and to represent your country on the biggest international stage for your sport.
Canadians have participated in the modern Paralympic Games since 1968.