Greg Picard named Canada’s new Para snowboard head coach

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 21, 2018

Greg Picard named Canada’s new Para snowboard head coach

John Leslie


VANCOUVER – Greg Picard of Shefford, Que., is the new head coach for Canada’s national Para snowboard team, Canada Snowboard announced today.

Picard was formerly a member of the Quebec snowboardcross team as an athlete. He transitioned to coaching in 2011, and he founded Élite Snowboard in Bromont, Que., in December 2012. He has over eight years of direct snowboard coaching experience. 

“I’m really proud and excited to start working with this great group of athletes,’’ said Picard. ‘’The Para snowboard program has shown great potential and has constantly evolved over the past few years. I’m excited to take on this challenge and lead them to great success heading into Beijing 2022.

‘’I will bring a brand new vision and new ideas to help them perform at their best and to achieve great things.”

Canada fielded a seven-member Para snowboard team at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games and posted four top-five results. They are poised for a successful 2018/2019 season, which includes a World Cup at Big White, Kelowna, BC as well as the 2019 World Para Snowboard Championships in Pyhä, Finland. 

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