Even though Canada’s Paralympians are not able to compete right now, or train at their normal pace, they are still keeping themselves busy whether it’s doing at-home workouts, virtual chatting with friends and family, or sharing their stories in the news and on social media. Each week, we compile various top social posts and articles to see what Canadian Para athletes have been up to. Here are some highlights from the past week:
Twenty-time Paralympic Games medallist Benoit Huot shared his #MyCanadianMoment with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Can you guess what it is?
@SportsHall and @TheGuelphGames bring you this #MyCanadianMoment.— Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (@sportshall) July 22, 2020
Canadian Paralympic Swimmer @benhuot, Benoît Huot, shares his #MyCanadianMoment.
Use #MyCanadianMoment let us know your favourite #Canadian sports moment!@amjcampbell @Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/2RClMyA8GA
Members of Canada’s national wheelchair rugby team made a return to the gym this week. The team qualified this past March for the Tokyo Paralympics when they won a Games qualifier tournament in Richmond, B.C.
We are very excited to have the #WheelchairRugby athletes return to the gym! ♿️🏉🇨🇦 “@travis_murao12 and @Shayne_Smith25 back at work #tpasc #cdnparalympics #wcrugbycanada” #CSIO #BuildingChampions #SportforCanada @WCRugbyCanada @ONPARANETWORK @CDNParalympics @SportCanada_EN pic.twitter.com/FbrKfSaGRX— CDN Sport Institute (@CSIONTARIO) July 22, 2020
Senator and wheelchair racing legend Chantal Petitclerc was a guest on Sportsnet’s new show about women in sport, ‘Top of HER Game’ hosted by Tara Slone.
Tara Llanes is an emerging star on Canada’s women’s wheelchair basketball team. See her amazing story in Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s Athlete Spotlight presented by Toyota.
Team Canada's @tara_llanes strives to be the best and draws motivation from her mom and those around her who put in the work to unlock the power of their potential. #AthleteSpotlight @ToyotaCanada @CDNParalympics @BCWBS pic.twitter.com/5cFooT45ae— Wheelchair Basketball Canada (@WCBballCanada) July 21, 2020
Wheelchair basketball wizard Patrick Anderson was the guest this week on The Resiliency Project. Anderson is considered one of the greatest players of all time in the sport.
Tristen Chernove completed the BC Epic 1000 last week in record time, raising over $33,000 for the Paralympic Foundation of Canada. We spoke with him afterwards about his experience. Read the story HERE.