Former Paralympian and current professor Danielle Peers offers a deeply personal account of coping with the complicated politics of disability as she competed in elite wheelchair basketball. The interrogation It is dark here. I am alone, or at least, I feel alone. It feels like years since I have been here: since they have been … Continue reading The (De) Composition of a Recovering Paralympian
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, Aug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ – It is with great excitement and pride that the Canadian Paralympic Committee today announced the athletes and coaches who will make up Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, to be held Sept. 7 to 18. Canada will bring a total of 162 athletes to compete in 19 sports, including … Continue reading Rio 2016: Canadian Paralympic Committee announces Team Canada for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
The journey of a lifetime for wheelchair basketball player Arinn Young is competing for Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Young, nicknamed Juice, is the only Albertan and one of six Paralympic newcomers on the 12-player roster for Rio. Read more: http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/Young-rolls-to-Rio-20160608
A disappointing week for Canada ended with a 56-53 loss against the United States on Sunday at the 2016 Canada Cup international wheelchair rugby tournament. The loss left Canada in fourth place with a 3-3 record. It’s the first time the top-ranked Canadians have failed to win a medal in the 12-year history of the Canada … Continue reading Canada Cup wheelchair rugby: Canucks finish fourth after losing to U.S.
Wishing our athletes best of luck as they compete in Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Rugby in the upcoming Paralympic Games. WHEELCHAIR RUGBY Zak Madell (Okotoks, Alberta) WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL Arinn Young (Legal, Alta.) Ben Moronchuk (Edmonton, Alta.) Chad Jassman (Calgary, Alta.) Peter Won (Blackfalds, Alta.) Assistant Coach – Darrell Nordell (Edmonton, Alta.)