Checking in with Paralympians: Para athletes celebrates Mother’s Day

Canadian Paralympic Committee

May 10, 2021

Several touching special messages to Moms


Canada’s Paralympians are staying busy, 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: 

Many Canadian Paralympic athletes paid tribute on Sunday for Mother’s Day, including Liam Hickey, Katarina Roxon, Danielle Kisser, Lowell Taylor and Carla Qualtrough.









The big news last week was that Pfizer and BioNTech will be donating COVID-19 doses to inoculate athletes and officials preparing for the Tokyo Games.

Canadian Paralympic Athletes’ Council member and wheelchair basketball player Erica Gavel as well as sprinter Marissa Papaconstantinou were interviewed in major news stories.




Canadian Para rowers Jeremy Hall and Jessye Brockway are training hard in Victoria for a World Cup event in June. They need a top two finish to qualify for the Paralympic Games.



Canada’s top boccia player Alison Levine was featured on RDS during this year’s Défi Sportif which was held virtually.



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