Category: Paralympics

Kozun at Paralympics, July 22, 2021Photo credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Melfort’s Julie Kozun was among the 11 athletes named to represent Canada in women’s sitting volleyball by the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Volleyball Canada at the Tokyo Paralympic Games next month.  All 11 athletes are returning from the bronze… Continue Reading “Kozun at Paralympics”

Goncin, Ostepchuk at Paralympics, July 19, 2021Photo credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Saskatchewan’s Nik Goncin and Garrett Ostepchuk were two of the 12 athletes named to the Canadian men’s wheelchair basketball squad who will compete at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Goncin was with the Canadian team at the… Continue Reading “Goncin, Ostepchuk at Paralympics”

Newkirk, Ens at Paralympics, July 15, 2021 Saskatchewan Para swimmers Shelby Newkirk and Nikita Ens were among 19 names announced by the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Swimming Canada who will be competing at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.   Newkirk and Ens will be among the seven on the team making their… Continue Reading “Newkirk, Ens at Paralympics”

Rousell makes Paralympics, July 9, 2021 Asquith’s Ryan Rousell is one of four wheelchair fencers nominated to compete at the Tokyo Paralympics in August.   Rousell is part of the largest group of para fencers sent to the Games by Canada and is currently ranked 15th in the world in the men’s… Continue Reading “Rousell makes Paralympics”

Keely Shaw, July 7, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee Midale’s Keely Shaw will be making her Paralympic debut in Tokyo after being named to the Canadian Para cycling team in the C4 class.  Shaw has been competing with the Canadian team for four years and captured… Continue Reading “Keely Shaw”

Wheelchair basketball schedule

Wheelchair Basketball Canada, July 6, 2021Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee – Scott Grant The International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) released the game schedule for the men’s and women’s competition at the Tokyo Games, August 24 to September 5.  The Canadian’s women’s team will begin preliminary competition… Continue Reading “Wheelchair basketball schedule”

Heroux Tokyo bound

Written by: Matt Johnson for Sask SportPhoto Credit: CBC Sports I’ll never forget walking there and seeing the rings for the first time Saskatoon’s own Devin Heroux soon to get second Olympic experience  With a booming social media profile, Saskatchewanian Devin Heroux has emerged as a… Continue Reading “Heroux Tokyo bound”

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”