Category: Athlete

Thibeault talks family

CBC Sports, January 17, 2021 A found love of boxing while living in Regina has led Tammara Thibeault to a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games and a dream to compete for Canada at the Olympics. Her story is truly about family. A… Continue Reading “Thibeault talks family”

Muyres 2020 Reflection

Olympic hopeful Muyres looks back on 2020 Saskatoon StarPhoenix, December 17, 2020 Olympic curling hopeful Kirk Muyres of Team Dunstone was invited by the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader-Post to submit a personal essay to reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-time Saskatchewan men’s… Continue Reading “Muyres 2020 Reflection”

Coakwell trains during COVID

Canadian bobsledder Ben Coakwell turned garage into gym CBC, November 27, 2020Photo Credit: International Bobsleigh Federation Two-time Olympian Ben Coakwell wasn’t going to let COVID-19 stop him from training. The Team Canada brakeman from Moose Jaw converted his garage into a home gym. The… Continue Reading “Coakwell trains during COVID”

Hudak continues training

Unusual season isn’t derailing Para Nordic skiier Paralympic.ca, November 16, 2020Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee It isn’t the season that Brittany Hudak was expecting, but it isn’t going to stop the Para nordic skier from Prince Albert. Hudak, a bronze medallist in the 12.5-kilometre… Continue Reading “Hudak continues training”

Flasch returns home

Biggar’s Flasch forms team Global Saskatoon, May 1, 2020Photo Credit: Piper Sports Photography (Tanner Piper) Biggar’s Colton Flasch has spent the last two curling seasons throwing second stones for Olympian and World Champion Kevin Koe in Alberta. Now, he’s returning home to form a… Continue Reading “Flasch returns home”

Shaw looking to qualify

Last chance to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Canadian Paralympic Committee, January 16, 2020 Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee MILTON, Ont. – Tristen Chernove and veteran rider Marie-Claude Molnar headline Canada’s team for the UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships from January 30… Continue Reading “Shaw looking to qualify”

Sitting volleyball Paralympic Qualifier

Canada is one of five teams vying for a spot at the Paralympics Sport Nova Scotia, January 14, 2020 Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Halifax – From Feb. 26 to Feb. 29, 2020 Halifax will be hosting the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Sitting Volleyball Qualifier. This… Continue Reading “Sitting volleyball Paralympic Qualifier”

Goncin finds his way

Wheelchair Basketball Canada profile on Nik Goncin Wheelchair Basketball Canada, November 4, 2019Photo Credit: Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee Toronto – Nik Goncin credits wheelchair basketball with giving him a renewed sense of direction in his life after he lost his left leg to cancer at… Continue Reading “Goncin finds his way”

Basketball Olympic qualifier

Three Saskatchewan connections to Canada Basketball Olympic qualifier roster Canada Basketball, October 25, 2019Photo Credit: Canada Basketball / Victory Canada Basketball announced the athletes and team staff attending the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Americas Tournament in Edmonton next month. The group includes Regina’s Quinn Dornstauder, Saskatchewan-based… Continue Reading “Basketball Olympic qualifier”

Newkirk has sights set

Para swimmer Shelby Newkirk keeps Paralympic dream alive with silver medal at World Para Swimming Championship Ryan Flaherty, Global Saskatoon, October 23, 2019Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Saskatoon’s Shelby Newkirk is ready with eyes forward to the 2020 Paralympic Games. The 23-year-old para swimmer… Continue Reading “Newkirk has sights set”