Weekly round-up: Father Day’s celebrations and workouts for Paralympians

Canadian Paralympic Committee

June 22, 2020

Many athletes made special shout-outs to their Dads


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: 

Cindy Ouellet, a member of Canada’s national women’s wheelchair basketball team, hosted this week’s penultimate edition of the weekly Team Canada Champion Chats. Special guests included her teammate Tara Llanes who talked about how she stays sharp and motivated during this pandemic.

Vincent Dallaire, a member of Canada’s national men’s wheelchair basketball team, shows why he likes outdoor workouts the best.



Minster of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault was inspired by the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s ParaTough Training Series as he and his kids joined the workout video by Canadian wheelchair rugby team members. Check out all of the ParaTough training videos HERE.


Of course Sunday was Father’s Day and many athletes made special shoutouts to their Dads. Here are a couple examples: 



And a few Paralympian Dads joined Benoit Huot in a battle of Dad jokes. Check out the comedic efforts from Josh Dueck, Patrick Anderson, and Billy Bridges below. 





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