Category: Paralympics

Wheelchair basketball training

CBC Sports, May 16, 2021 Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Saskatchewan wheelchair basketball Paralympic hopefuls Erica Gavel and Nik Goncin are ready to train for their spots on Team Canada.  The two, along with the other members of Team Canada, have gathered in Ontario to train for the upcoming… Continue Reading “Wheelchair basketball training”

100 days to Paralympics

Canadian Paralympic Committee, May 16, 2021  Ottawa – With 100 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) alongside its sport, media, and corporate partners, including primary broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada, are celebrating the countdown to the first day of the Games… Continue Reading “100 days to Paralympics”

Ens Family Story

Canadian Paralympic Committee, May 14, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Nikita Ens and her mom are close. Affectionately referred to as “Mama Bear’, Ens and her mom, Monica, shared their story with the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). “First I’ll just say that Niki is… Continue Reading “Ens Family Story”

Wheelchair basketball schedules

Wheelchair Basketball Canada, May 13, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee – Scott Grant The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) announced competition schedules for the Tokyo Paralympics through its official draw.   Canada’s Senior Men’s National Team will play in Group A with Korea, Spain, Turkey, Colombia and host… Continue Reading “Wheelchair basketball schedules”

Newkirk, Ens nominated

Swimming Canada, May 11, 2021  Nikita Ens is among seven athletes announced Tuesday by Swimming Canada as provisional nominees to the Paralympic team.  Swimming Canada’s Para swimming Selection Committee made the decision after the cancellation of the Paralympic Swimming Trials slated for June. The seven swimmers… Continue Reading “Newkirk, Ens nominated”

Updated information

Pools announced for Tokyo wheelchair rugby competition  While a roster is still be announced for the Tokyo Paralympic Games, the Canadian wheelchair rugby team and Regina hopeful Britt Mayer knows who they’ll face in the preliminary round after the pool information was announced on April 28.   Canada, who is… Continue Reading “Updated information”

Playbooks updated

Paralympic.org, April 28, 2021 The following joint statement was released on April 28, 2021. With 86 days left until the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and 118 days left until the opening of the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee… Continue Reading “Playbooks updated”

Shaw pursuing Paralympics

Canadian Paralympic Committee, March 30, 2021Photo Credit: Scott Grant, Canadian Paralympic Committee Originally from Moose Jaw, Para swimmer Krystal Shaw has been dreaming of competing in the Paralympics since she was 12 years old. That dream got more difficult in 2020 as not only were… Continue Reading “Shaw pursuing Paralympics”

Sask trio making waves

Photo Credit (Krystal Shaw): Canadian Paralympic Committee With dedication, record-breaking performances and podium finishes, Krystal Shaw, Shelby Newkirk and Nikita Ens are not only putting the Saskatchewan on the Para swimming map but inspiring the next generation. It’s representation and growth that’s been a… Continue Reading “Sask trio making waves”

One year away

Canada Paralympic Committee, March 4, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Canada’s Paralympians will be taking to the slopes, ski course, and ice at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games one year from today, as the countdown clock to the Opening Ceremony officially hit 365… Continue Reading “One year away”