As Canada’s top Paralympic athletes prepare for the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee is extending its campaign from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games aimed at changing the conversation about the nation’s Paralympians – dispensing with having to prove their athletic merit to focusing on sheer confidence, even swagger.
Bridging the summer and winter Games, with both taking place just over six months apart, “We’re Here” announced the arrival of aspirant celebrity competitors on the cultural stage, including Canadian wheelchair basketball legend Patrick Anderson (for the Tokyo 2020 campaign), gold medal-winning Para swimmer Katarina Roxon, Para ice hockey team captain Tyler McGregor and Para alpine skier Frédérique Turgeon showing a side of each of them that takes us well beyond their respective events. Bolstering the excitement is an adrenaline-soaked track courtesy of Queens of the Stone Age. These athletes are here, and everywhere.
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Get to know the athletes
Tyler McGregor, Para ice hockey
Frédérique Turgeon, Para alpine
Patrick Anderson, Wheelchair basketball