Birthdate

Sport(s)

Boccia

Hometown

Vancouver, BC

Classification

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2004, 2012 Paralympic Games… 2011 Parapan American Games… 2006, 2010 World Championships… six-time national champion… highest world ranking in pairs: No. 3 (2013)… highest world ranking in singles: No. 7 (2010)… 11-year national team member.

 

PERSONAL

While competing as an athlete, Vander Vies became father to Olivia, stepson to Karolis, and husband to international fencer Dalia Vander Vies…. Double major in political science and French from the University of Western Ontario…. He completed his law program at the University of British Colombia…. Member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governance Task Force, advising the IPC Governing Board on proactive optimization of governance.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2012 Paralympic Games BC4 pairs – bronze

2011 Parapan American Games BC4 singles – bronze

2010 World Championships BC4 pairs – 5th

2006 World Championships BC4 pairs – 6th

2004 Paralympic Games BC4 pairs – 6th  

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2012 Summer
London, England
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2011 Parapan am Games
Guadalajara, Mexico
1 bronze medals

1 bronze medals

2004 Summer
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Athens, Greece