Checking in with Paralympians: Pandemic makes Paralympians creative

Canadian Paralympic Committee

February 16, 2021

Projects on the go for winter


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: 

The Canadian Press reporter Donna Spencer issued two Para sport news stories last week which hit major media outlets across the country. The first was on the lack of competitions for Para athletes over the past year and the second on Brian McKeever giving back to his sport.




This past Saturday was Hockey Day in Canada. Christina Picton, a member of the women’s national Para ice hockey team was featured on Sportsnet.



Halifax’s Peter Parsons was named to the men’s national goalball team at age 43. His amazing journey to the top of his sport was recently featured in local media. 



Two-time Paralympic medallist Tyler McGregor of the men’s national Para ice hockey team will be skating 25 kilometres in his sled for the Terry Fox Foundation on Sunday, February 21. 



Erica Scarff, a Rio 2016 Paralympian in canoe, found herself training in some not-so-summery – but very scenic – conditions. 



A post shared by Erica Scarff (@scarfferica)



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