Canada Paralympics

Entire Russian Paralympic Team Banned From Competing In Rio

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.07.2016 | Canada

WADA reported Russia's state-backed doping led to samples from Paralympic athletes being made to disappear.

I Didn't Let Double Amputation Dash My Olympic Dream

Madison Wilson-Walker | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Living
Madison Wilson-Walker

My journey has taken me to Team Canada with the hopes of securing a spot at the Paralympic Games in Rio. I hope that my story can enlighten others about the devastation that meningococcal disease can cause, and also show others going through similar situations that you can do anything once you set your mind to it.

Prince Harry Shows Support For Wounded Soldiers At Invictus Games Trials

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living

The Invictus Games are only 100 days away!

How Rowing Helped This Paralympian Rebuild Her Self-Confidence

Amanda Cupido | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Cupido

Would you have children knowing it would leave you with only three per cent of your sight? It sounds like one of those dark "would you rather" games you play when you're getting to know someone. In Victoria Nolan's case, it was a very real decision that left her depressed and feeling like she could not be a strong role model for her children.

Canada Headed To Rio Paralympics With Rugby Victory

CP | Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada

Toronto marked the Parapan American debut of the hard-hitting sport formerly named "Murderball."

Four-Time Paralympian Hopes Parapan Ams Inspire Kids To Try Sports

CP | Lori Ewing | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada

Karen Van Nest said the exposure Paralympic sport is getting in Toronto is a victory in itself.

Want to Be Empowered? Go to the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games

Dr. Ivan Joseph | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Ivan Joseph

If we can learn one thing from the Parapan Am athletes, it's that we can fulfill our dreams and find greatness in the most difficult and unconventional of circumstances. But we need to believe in ourselves, first and foremost. Then we need to follow through with hard work and grit. The Toronto Parapan Am Games will be the largest ever held, with more than 1600 athletes from 28 countries. Attend the Games to support the athletes but, more importantly, to be inspired and empowered by them.

The Top 10 Paralympics Moments From Sochi

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Impact

Despite being held amidst serious political unrest, the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympics allowed athletes from around the world to gather and showcase th...

Canada Takes Home Two Golds

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada

SOCHI, Russia - Age is just a number for Canadian Paralympian Mac Marcoux.The 16-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and guide Robin Femy from Mont ...

He Falls, Gets Up, Wins Gold

CBC | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Impact

Canadian cross-country legend Brian McKeever skied one of the great races in Paralympic history on Wednesday, overcoming an early fall to win gold in ...

Why Nobody's Watching the Paralympics

Vac Verikaitis | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada
Vac Verikaitis

Sadly, in the case of the Paralympians, the years of training and hard work will largely go unnoticed as the world focuses on the increasingly serious crisis. As the streets of Kiev became a battleground, and Russian troops entered Crimea, the predominant perceptions reappeared. The world quickly took back any slack they were willing to give Putin.

Canada Strikes Gold

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Canada has its first gold medal at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games.Cross-country skier Brian McKeever won the men's visua...

Canada's Still Undefeated In Sledge Hockey

CBC | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada

The Paralympic Games are only two days old, but the Canadian men’s sledge hockey team has already clinched a spot in the semifinals. One day afte...

Youngest Paralympic Athlete Wins Bronze

CBC | Posted 05.08.2014 | Canada

The youngest member of the Canadian Paralympic team continues to make waves in Sochi. Mac Marcoux, just 16 years old, won his second bronze in as ma...

WATCH: Paralympians' Biggest Problems? Making Sure They Win

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living

As the Paralympics run from March 7 to March 16, televisions around the world will be featuring the accomplishments of these global athletes. And as t...

Curler Sonja Gaudet Named Canada's Flag-Bearer For Paralympics

CBC | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Impact

Sonja Gaudet has been named Canada's flag-bearer for the Sochi Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. Gaudet is C...

15 Canadian Paralympic Athletes To Watch For In Sochi

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Impact

There’s a fix in store for those experiencing Olympics withdrawal. The Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games start March 7 and run until the 16th, with...

Parents, Step Back So Your Child Can Solve Their Own Problem

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

This particular show had their youngest daughter, Cindy, about eight years old, dealing with a bully, Buddy Hinton, making fun of her lisp. When she complains to mom and dad, they tell her to "fix" her lisp by taking books out of the library with lots of "s's" in them, and reading them out loud. They wanted HER to fix HER own problem.

Olympians, Paralympians Visit Ottawa Today

CBC | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Impact

Canadian Olympians and Paralympians were touring Ottawa Wednesday as part of the Olympic Heroes tour that ended with a celebration at the House of Com...

At the Paralympics, All My Stereotypes Were Shattered

Michael Bach | Posted 11.10.2012 | Canada
Michael Bach

I'll admit it: I went with preconceived notions about what I was going to see. I imagined a souped-up high school track and field meet. Everyone gets a ribbon. People politely applaud even when an athlete's performance isn't what they're used to seeing at the Olympics. The reality couldn't be further from the truth.

We're Craving A Workout Wardrobe Update Thanks To Kate Middleton

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Thanks to Kate Middleton, we're craving a workout wardrobe update. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted sporting sleek red sneakers, leggings, a re...

Swimmer Earns Canada's First Medal At 2012 Paralympic Games

CP | Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.30.2012 | Canada Impact

LONDON - The moment he touched the wall, Benoit Huot released the emotions that had built over the last four years.When competitors started eclipsing ...

Got 60 Seconds? Watch This Inspiring Paralympic Commercial

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2012 | Canada Impact

Sometimes all you need is 60 seconds. In an inspiring commercial by the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the 60-second ad called 'Unstoppable,' featu...

The Real-Life Six Million Dollar Man (and Children)

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Stepping off the wheelchair-accessible relay bus to join my childhood hero in the final leg of his cross-Canada journey, I watched diners leave meals half eaten to cheer him on, bystanders, one after the other, breaking from the ranks to run and touch him. Who was this man?