Lomianki 2018: Belarusian beauty on final day

If there is one couple who sets the standard it is Belarus’ freshly crowned continental champions Hanna Harchakova and Roman Usmanov. Together they produced a golden performance on Sunday (11 November) at the 2018 World Para Dance Sport European Championships in Lomianki, Poland. The final...

Canadian Para Rowers on the Podium in Italy

Canada picked up three medals at the 2018 Para Rowing International Regatta in Gavirate, Italy this weekend.  Twenty nations were represented at this event including multiple medalists from the 2016 Paralympic Games and 2017 World Rowing Championships. 2016 Paralympic bronze medalist Andrew Todd partnered up...

Mark Arendz named Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer

Mark Arendz (Hartsville, PEI) will lead the Canadian Paralympic Team into the Closing Ceremony as flag bearer at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced today. With five medals, Arendz has the most podium performances of any Canadian in PyeongChang. “Mark...

Canadian wheelchair curlers take aim at Winter Paralympics podium

In the three Paralympic Winter Games in which wheelchair curling has been a medal event, Canada has been perfect. Three times — In Torino, Vancouver, and Sochi — the Canadian team stood atop the podium at the end of the week, with gold medals placed...

Prince George 2019: The flying Frenchman!

Benjamin Daviet of France stunned everybody - even himself - in Prince George as he won his fifth world title in five races at the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships. “For sure I wasn’t expecting to win five gold medals.  It was a nice day...

Lomianki 2018: Helena Kasicka makes golden comeback

Before Helena Kasicka accepted her gold medal, the Slovakian went over to hug her coach in a memorable return to the spotlight at the 2018 World Para Dance Sport European Championships on Friday (9 November) in Lomianki, Poland. Kasicka won the women’s singles freestyle 1....

IPC Athletes’ Council publishes first strategy

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletes’ Council has published its first strategy which aims to place athletes firmly at the heart of the Paralympic Movement. Released after two years of consultation with athlete representatives and stakeholders across the Paralympic Movement, “At the heart” aims to...

Paralympic medalist joins WolfPack Cross Country team

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack have had a number of athletes with impressive credentials join them in recent years, but none of them have entered the program with the backstory of  Emily Young.   Young is returning to university sports after a six year layoff as...

2019 World Para Ice Hockey Championships will head over to Ostrava, Czech Republic

The 2019 World Para Ice Hockey Championships will head over to Ostrava, Czech Republic, from 27 April – 4 May. The Championships sees the return of the top teams on competitive ice since the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. Canada, USA, South Korea, Norway, Italy,...

Double-gold for Fredrickson in international debut

VICTORIA - First-year Vike Kyle Fredrickson made an immediate splash on the world rowing scene this past weekend, earning two gold medals at the 2018 Para Rowing International Regatta in Gavirate, Italy. In what was his first international regatta representing Canada, Fredrickson and teammate Andrew...

FORMER NHL’ER NAMED HEAD COACH OF CANADA’S PARA HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT TEAM

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Mike Foligno (Sudbury, Ont.) will coach Canada’s National Para Hockey Development Team for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, including the NextGen Prospects Camp and the 2018 Défi Sportif AlterGo.   Foligno first joined Hockey Canada in September 2017 as...

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