Weekly round-up: Paralympians celebrate Canada Day

Canadian Paralympic Committee

July 06, 2020

''...enjoy those great moments that Canada has given all of us.''

Katarina Roxon

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: 

Canadian Para athletes celebrated Canada Day on social media last week and shared their pride in representing their country every day. Here are a few examples:









Stephanie Dixon, a 19-time Paralympic medallist and Canada’s chef de mission for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, was the guest on #TheResiliencyProject in which she talked about all the challenges she’s overcome in her amazing career in and out of the pool.

Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young was honored by U Sports last week as one the winners of the 2020 U SPORTS Honours Awards for her contribution to university sports in Canada.  




Congratulations to Para cyclist Keely Shaw who recently completed her Master of Science in kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She took a ride back to the school on Sunday.


Radio-Canada flashbacked to the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens where Para swimmer Benoit Huot produced his finest career performance with five gold medals and one silver as well as three world records. 




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