Canada’s Para athletes share important messages on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Canadian Paralympic Committee

January 27, 2022

Communication more important than ever in these tough times


Canada’s Para athletes were active on social media on Bell Let’s Talk Day on Wednesday. They reinforced the importance of mental health and checking in with friends and family, reminding us all that mental health is an everyday issue.

Below are just a few of the posts Canada’s Para athletes shared on the day:

World champion Para cyclist Marie-Claude Molnar feels sport taught her she is in control of her situations on and off the playing field.



Sitting volleyball teammates Katelyn Wright and Angelena Dolezar recognize the important role therapy can have in maintaining mental health.



Tyler McGregor, the star scorer on Canada’s Para ice hockey team says strong mental health requires commitment.




Canada’s chef de mission for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games and Paralympic champion in Para alpine skiing Josh Dueck reminds us all to not hesitate to ask for help.





Wheelchair tennis star Rob Shaw shares his own struggles and the importance of sharing and listening.  



A post shared by Robert Shaw (@robshawtennis)


Current Para alpine skiing star Frédérique Turgeon wants you to know you are not alone.



Canada’s wheelchair racing legend Chantal Petitclerc knows that we all have our bad days, and that is okay.



Jessica Tuomela, a Paralympian in both Para swimming and Para triathlon, shares how taking care of her mental health helped her find her passion in sport again. 



Para nordic skier Natalie Wilkie, a triple Paralympic medallist who is set for her second Paralympic Games in Beijing this March, shared the ways she takes care of her mental health. 



A post shared by Natalie (@natalie_wilkie_)


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