Santiago 2023 Day 2 Preview: 11 sports on schedule for Canadian Parapan Am Team

Canadian Paralympic Committee

November 19, 2023

First day of competition for Para cycling, boccia, wheelchair tennis, Para judo, Para archery

Ahmad Zeividavi blocking the goalball

SANTIAGO – It will be a busy day for the Canadian Parapan Am Team, with athletes competing across 11 sports on Day 2 at the Santiago 2023 Parapan Am Games, Sunday November 19:

It will be back-to-back action in boccia as preliminary play in individual competition commences Sunday. All of Canada’s boccia athletes at the Games will be playing multiple matches throughout the day: Danik Allard and Kristyn Collins in BC2; Iulian Ciobanu, Alison Levine, and Marco Dispaltro in BC4; Lance Cryderman in BC1; and Joelle Guerette and Ryan Rondeau in BC3. The first matches start at 9:30 a.m. local / 7:30 a.m. ET and run till the evening.

Para Cycling – Road
Canada’s seven riders, including Opening Ceremony co-flag bearer Shelley Gautier, will all race in the road time trial events on Sunday. Alexandre Hayward and Mike Sametz are up first at 9:20 a.m. local / 7:20 a.m. ET followed by Keely Shaw and Mel Pemble at 10:30 a.m. local / 8:30 a.m. ET, Charles Moreau at 12:45 p.m. local / 10:45 a.m. ET, and Nathan Clement and Gautier at 1:25 p.m. local / 11:25 a.m. ET.

Para Judo
Para judoka Christina Mowatt will compete in the women’s 57kg category. This will be Mowatt’s major Games debut. Her first bout goes at 10:52 a.m. local / 8:52 a.m. ET.

The Canadian men’s goalball team will look to rebound from an opening loss to the U.S. on Saturday when they take on Venezuela at 10:45 a.m. local / 8:45 a.m. ET.

Wheelchair Rugby
With a 1-0 record, Canada will take on Brazil at 1 p.m. local / 11 a.m. ET as preliminary play continues in wheelchair rugby.

Para Archery
Canada’s lone Para archery athlete in Santiago, Kyle Tremblay, will compete in the men’s individual compound open. The ranking round starts at 1:30 p.m. local / 11:30 a.m. ET, where Tremblay will aim to qualify for the next day’s elimination rounds.

Wheelchair Basketball
Canada will take the court for its second round-robin games in both the men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball tournaments. First up are the men versus Venezuela at 4 p.m. local / 2 p.m. ET, with the women closing out the night for the Canadian Parapan Am Team with a game against El Salvador at 8:30 p.m. local / 6:30 p.m. ET.

Para Swimming
Following a four-medal day to open competition at the pool, Canada’s Para swimmers are back in action. Athletes set for races include Jagdev Gill, Fernando Lu, Hunter Helberg, Justine Morrier, Emma Van Dyck, Alisson Gobeil, Felix Cowan, Connor Bisset, Jesse Canney, and Tyson MacDonald. The morning session starts at 9 a.m. local / 7 a.m. ET with the evening session going at 5 p.m. local / 3 p.m. ET.

CP Football
Following a loss to open its campaign on Day 1, the Canadian CP Football team returns to the pitch for preliminary play versus Brazil at 7:30 p.m. local / 5:30 p.m. ET.

Wheelchair Tennis
Canada’s four entries in the men’s and women’s wheelchair tennis draws will play their opening singles matches. Thomas Venos, who also competed at Lima 2019, will hit the first ball for Canada at 11 a.m. local / 9 a.m. ET versus Gerardo Chomba Caja of Peru. Playing later in the day will be Barry Henderson, Anne-Marie Dolinar, and Natalia Lanucha, each of whom are making their Parapan Am Games debuts.

Para Table Tennis
With individual play wrapped up, Para table tennis turns its attention to the doubles tournaments. Fresh off her singles bronze medal, Stephanie Chan is teaming up with Asad Syed in mixed doubles and they play their opening match at 10 a.m. local / 8 a.m. ET.

Syed is also paired with Ian Kent in men’s standing doubles, with Peter Isherwood and Muhammad Mudassar a duo in men’s wheelchair doubles.

The complete schedule for November 19 can be found on the Santiago 2023 Parapan Am website HERE.


The free CBC Gem streaming service,, and the CBC Sports App for iOS and Android devices will be offering streaming feeds throughout the Games. Additionally, there will be broadcast on CBC TV as part of CBC Sports Presents weekend programming. For full details on broadcast and streaming schedules, please visit official broadcaster of Santiago 2023, the Pan Am Sports Channel, will also be available for free in Canada throughout the event, offering additional live feeds of sports coverage.

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