Checking in with Paralympians: Achievements recognized

Canadian Paralympic Committee

February 01, 2021

Determined Paralympians continue to amaze


Canada’s Paralympians are staying busy, getting back to training, sharing their stories and opinions on social media, and more. We will check in regularly with what the nation’s Para athletes have been up to and share some of the top highlights here. 

Here’s a quick look at some recent updates: 

Last week Erica Gavel was elected vice-chair of the Canadian Paralympic Athletes’ Council by her fellow council members. A member of the women’s national wheelchair basketball team, her achievement was recognized in her home province.



Multiple Paralympic Games medallist Mac Marcoux and his guide Tristan Rodgers gave us a fascinating look into the world of visually impaired alpine skiing in a short film called Blind Faith. 



Canada’s Para ice hockey team held its training camp last week in Calgary. Here are some highlights from the Red and White game. Fourteen players attended the camp which ran from January 16-26.



Tristen Chernove, a triple medallist at the 2016 Paralympic Games, was honored in January at the BC Cycling Awards. He received the award for Greatest Achievement by an Individual. He became the first Para athlete last summer to complete the BC Epic 1000 from Fernie to Merritt raising $30,000 for the Paralympic Foundation of Canada.



Nathan Riech continues to be one of Canada’s most sought-after Para athletes. The middle distance running world champion and world record holder was guest on the For the Long Run podcast recently.



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