BC-Linked Athletes Shine at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games

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Victoria, BC – After a record breaking week of competition at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games, British Columbia-linked athletes and guides captured 30 medals for Canada.  Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, ViaSport, the PacificSport provincial network and the BC Games Society would like to congratulate the athletes, guides, coaches, officials and support staff from British Columbia, as well as the entire Canadian team, for an outstanding performance at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games.

British Columbia-linked athletes and guides came home from the Games with 18 per cent of the Canadian team’s medal haul for a total of 5 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze. 46 athletes who live or train in BC competed at the Games, accounting for 21 per cent of the Canadian Pan Am Games Team.

Quotes

Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

“Our BC athletes have shown so much determination and perseverance in competing at the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto. The entire province is proud of your accomplishments. We wish you nothing but further success in the future as you continue to pursue your athletic goals.”

Wendy Pattenden, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific CEO

“On behalf of our team, I would like to congratulate BC-affiliated athletes and guides on an outstanding week of competition in Toronto. In addition to the podium performances, BC athletes also celebrated new Canadian records and personal bests, something they can build on towards the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.”

Cathy Priestner Allinger, ViaSport CEO

“Congratulations to the entire Canadian roster – athletes, guides, coaches, officials and mission staff – on an inspiring performance at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games. ViaSport is proud to work with a dedicated provincial and regional sport network in support of these athletes as they move forward on their next quest for the podium.”

Kelly Mann, BC Games Society CEO

“We are proud of our BC Games and Team BC alumni and the contributions they made to Team Canada at the Parapan Am Games.  They are great role models for the next generation of athletes who are pursing para sport and striving for success on the provincial, national and international stages.”

Quick Facts

•           216 athletes made up the Canadian Parapan Am Team. 46 athletes are affiliated with BC.

•           Of the 46 BC-linked athletes at the Games, 44 athletes call BC home and two moved to the province to train and receive support from BC’s sport sector.

•           BC-affiliated athletes won 30 medals at the Games: 5 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze.

•           Canadian athletes won 168 medals at the TORONTO 2015 Parapan Am Games: 50 gold, 63 silver and 55 bronze.

•           BC-affiliated athletes won 18% of Team Canada’s total medals

•           18 officials on Team Canada are affiliated with BC

•           Two Canadian Sport Institute Pacific staff travelled to the Games to work with athletes

•           23 athletes are alumni of the BC Games and/or Team BC and won or contributed to 10 medals at the Games.

BC-LINKED ATHLETE MEDAL RESULTS

Athlete Name Discipline Result BC Hometown Team BC/ BC Games Alumni
ATHLETICS        

Dustin Walsh

Dylan Williamson (guide)

Men’s 400m T11

Silver

New Westminster

1996, 1997, 2000 & 2002 BCSG

1997 CSG

Michelle Stilwell Women’s 100m T52 Gold Parksville 2004, 2006 BCWG
Vanessa Murby Women’s Discus Throw F11/12
Women’s Javelin Throw F11/F12

Bronze

Silver

Salt Spring Island  
BOCCIA        
Caroline Vietnieks Boccia Pairs BC4 Silver Burnaby  
Chris Halpen
Kelly Halpen (guide)
Boccia Pairs BC1/BC2 Bronze Victoria 2010 BCSG
Hanif Mawji
Hussein Mawji (guide)
Boccia Team BC1/BC2
Individual BC1

Bronze

Silver

Burnaby  
Paul Gauthier Pairs BC3 Gold New Westminster  
         
GOALBALL        

Ahmad Zeividavi
Ashlie Andrews

Brendan Gaulin

Team Canada Bronze

Vancouver

Vancouver

Vancouver

 
         
SWIMMING        
Adam Rahier

Men’s 100m Backstroke S14

Men’s 200m IM SM14

Silver

Bronze

Surrey 2004, 2006 BCWG; 2005, 2009 CSG; 2007 WCSG
Jonathan Dieleman Men’s 50m Breaststroke SB3 (SB1-3) Silver Telkwa  
Nathan Clement Men’s 50m Butterfly S7 Bronze West Vancouver

2010 BCSG

2011 CWG

Nathan Stein

Men’s 100m Butterfly S10
Men’s 50m Freestyle S10

Men’s 4X100m Freestyle Relay34pts

Men’s 100m Freestyle S10

Silver

Bronze

Silver

Bronze

Maple Ridge 2006 BCSG
Sarah Mehain

Women’s 50M Freestyle S7

Women’s 100m Freestyle S7

Women’s 100m Backstroke S7

Women’s 50m Butterfly S7 (S6-7)

Silver

Silver

Silver

Gold

Vernon  
Tyler Mrak

Men’s 100m Backstroke

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

Men’s 400m Freestyle S13 (S11-13)

Bronze

Silver

Bronze

Surrey 2013 CSG
TABLE TENNIS        
Stephanie Chan Women’s Singles Class 6-7 Gold Richmond  
         
VOLLEYBALL – SITTING      

Felicia Voss-Shafiq

Shacarra Orr

Tessa Popoff

Women’s Team Bronze

Burnaby

Jaffray

Langley

 
         
WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL      

Bo Hedges

Deion Green

Janet McLachlan

Men’s Team

Women’s Team

Silver

Silver

Wonowon

Victoria (training)

West Vancouver

1996 BCWG 2003 CWG

2006 BCWG

         
WHEELCHAIR RUGBY      

Byron Green

Fabien Lavoie

Miranda Biletski

Travis Murao

Trevor Hirschfield

Team Canada Gold

Vancouver

Vancouver

Victoria (training)

Richmond

Vancouver

2002 BCSG

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