Heidi Peters

Heidi Peters


Heidi Peters was Canada’s leading scorer and eighth overall, with 30 points at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. That performance helped Canada win the bronze medal and a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Peters played high school volleyball before she faced cancer at age 16. Four years later, Peters emerged victorious from her battle and returned to the athletic lifestyle she enjoyed prior to her illness.

Peters was invited to try sitting volleyball by national team member Jolan Wong while in treatment. Peters found the sport faster than she expected and the movements difficult to master. But she capitalized on her advantages such as her height and ball control to gain a spot on the national squad, and made her debut at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.


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Graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in photographic technology… At age 16 in 2011, Peters noticed a bump on her left shin and after several tests was diagnosed with bone cancer. In December of that year her left leg was amputated below the knee.


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