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:
International Women’s Day was last Monday and many Canadian athletes marked the occasion on social media, including wheelchair basketball national team member Erica Gavel and Para swimmer Katarina Roxon.
Because of sport and science leaders like @LisaThomaidis @Cathgd @HLoganSprenger1 @KirstyDuncanMP, I have never felt I couldn’t do something because of gender #OhCanada #IWD2021 pic.twitter.com/eVi3ekJp9C— Erica Gavel (@EricaGavel) March 8, 2021
Happy International Women’s Day to all you beautiful and strong ladies! Choose to lift, inspire and push each other in everything you do! 💛#Throwback #London2019 #IWD2021 #WomenSupportingWomen pic.twitter.com/XToEOpkevE— Katarina Roxon (@Katarina_Roxon) March 9, 2021
Evening the Odds is an AMI documentary on gender equity in sport, with a specific look at the situation within Para sport in Canada. Premiering last Friday, it featured several Canadian Paralympians.
The Toronto Observer recently did features on Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball team veteran Nik Goncin and newcomer Garrett Ostepchuk.
Ottawa Sports Pages, a publication dedicated to local athletes in the National Capital Region, recently published its Inclusion in Sport series.
We're very proud to have published the third instalment in our Inclusion in Sport Series last week. The focus of our latest issue was parasport. Visit our site to read all of the stories. https://t.co/DFm6fZ8F17— Ottawa Sports Pages (@SportsOttawa) March 1, 2021