paralympian

Josh Dueck, chef de mission of the Biejing 2022 Canadian Paralympic Team, has been elected to the International Paralympic Committee Athlete's Council. (Canadian Paralympic Committee photo)

Vernon’s own Dueck elected to International Paralympics Committee Athlete’s Council

Canadian Paralympic Committee applauds chef de mission of Beijing 2022

 

Canada’s Brian McKeever and his guide Graham Nishikawa compete during the men’s middle distance free technique vision impaired event of para cross country skiing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, in Zhangjiakou, China, Saturday, March 12, 2022. McKeever is retiring after capturing 20 medals over six Games, many with brother Robin as his guide. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Shuji Kajiyama

Paralympic sport in a far better place thanks to Canada’s McKeever, Westlake, Bridges

Special athletes have pushed the envelope of Para-sport in Canada

 

Canadian Cross-Country Ski Team member Brian McKeever skis up a hill during early season training in Canmore, Alta., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. McKeever of Canmore, Alta., along with guide Graham Nishikawa, won gold in the men’s para cross-country middle distance vision impaired race at the 2022 Winter Paralympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada’s Brian McKeever wins historic 16th Paralympic gold medal

The 42-year-old has won 20 Paralympic medals over the course of his career

 

Mollie Jepsen of Canada celebrates after competing in the women’s giant slalom, standing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 11, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Canada adds four medals at Beijing Paralympics, guaranteed another in hockey

Medal count now at seven golds, four silvers, and 10 bronze

Mollie Jepsen of Canada celebrates after competing in the women’s giant slalom, standing at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 11, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Canada’s bronze final against Slovakia. (Angela Burger photo)

Bronze finish for North Okanagan’s wheelchair curling Paralympian

Ina Forrest adds a fourth medal to her impressive Paralympic resume

Canada’s bronze final against Slovakia. (Angela Burger photo)
Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler playing for Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest and Team Canada qualify for final four in Beijing; Lumby’s Logan Leach has DNF in Para Alpine event

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada will play for a wheelchair curling medal at the Beijing Paralympics after a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Norway Thursday, March 9. (Angela Burger Photo)
Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie has plenty to celebrate after winning a gold medal March 9 in the sprint event at the Zhangjiakou Biathlon Centre during the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. (Nordiq Canada image)

Salmon Arm athlete’s gold rush continues in exciting Paralympic Games sprint

Natalie Wilkie earns second gold this week as she powers past Norwegian skier in final stretch

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie has plenty to celebrate after winning a gold medal March 9 in the sprint event at the Zhangjiakou Biathlon Centre during the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. (Nordiq Canada image)
Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)

North Okanagan curler, Canada in mid-week Paralympic funk

Ina Forrest and Canadian wheelchair curling team in three-game losing slide at Beijing

Spallumcheen's Ina Forrest takes aim during a wheelchair curling round-robin match Tuesday, March 8, against South Korea at the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. (Angela Burger Photo)
Lumby’s Logan Leach (right) and guide Julien Petit finished sixth in Monday’s men’s super combined visually impaired race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (paralympic.ca photo)

Lumby’s Leach sixth in Paralympics’ super combined ski race

Logan Leach, youngest Team Canada member at 19, and guide Julien Petit continue to impress

Lumby’s Logan Leach (right) and guide Julien Petit finished sixth in Monday’s men’s super combined visually impaired race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics. (paralympic.ca photo)
Salmon Arm's Natalie Wilkie captures gold March 7 in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing in the women’s 15-kilometre classic-ski race. (Nordiq Canada image)

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie captures gold at 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

Wilkie: ‘This is for sure one of the best races that I have ever done’

Salmon Arm's Natalie Wilkie captures gold March 7 in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing in the women’s 15-kilometre classic-ski race. (Nordiq Canada image)
Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

5 years after skydiving crash, Canada’s Turner races to Paralympic gold medal

Campbell River snowboarder overcame some dark days on his journey to the podium

Tyler Turner of Canada competes on his way to winning the men’s snowboard cross SB-LL1 final at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Monday, March 7, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
Canadian Paralympic athlete Greg Westlake poses for a photo at the Paralympic Summit in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 5, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘I just want to keep pushing boundaries’: Greg Westlake proud of Paralympic career

35-year-old has been a forward on Canada’s Para hockey team for more than 16 years

Canadian Paralympic athlete Greg Westlake poses for a photo at the Paralympic Summit in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 5, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

North Okanagan athletes in Beijing: Leach misses podium, curling team starts strong

Logan Leach places 9th in men’s downhill, Canadian curlers win first 2 matches

Dennis Thiessen (left) and Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen compete in the second session of the wheelchair curling round robin at the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Games on Saturday, March 5. Canada beat Switzerland 8-4. (Angela Burger/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
This 2018 file photo shows Mollie Jepson celebrating at the Paralympics in at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in Jeongseon, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Mollie Jepsen golden at Beijing Paralympics for Canada’s first medal of Games

Jepsen has now won five medals over the course of her Paralympic career

This 2018 file photo shows Mollie Jepson celebrating at the Paralympics in at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in Jeongseon, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Guo Yujie and Wang Zhidong carry the flag of China as they make their entrance during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

As war rages, Paralympics open in Beijing without Russia

Paralympic organizers initially announced Russians and Belarusians would be allowed to compete

Guo Yujie and Wang Zhidong carry the flag of China as they make their entrance during the opening ceremony at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Friday, March 4, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler bears flag and seeks fourth Paralympics medal

Ina Forrest, a two-time gold- and bronze-medal winner for Canada, begins play Friday, March 4, at the 2022 Games

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest takes aim at a fourth Paralympics medal starting Friday, March 4, in Beijing. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Canadian Paralympic athlete Ina Forrest poses for a photo at the Paralympic Summit in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 5, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

B.C. wheelchair curler 1 of 2 to carry Canada’s Paralympic flag

Paralympic flag-bearer duties will be shared by two Canadian athletes for the first time

Canadian Paralympic athlete Ina Forrest poses for a photo at the Paralympic Summit in Calgary, Alta., Monday, June 5, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
One of Canada’s most successful athletes ever, Brian McKeever (right), is set to compete in his sixth Paralympic Winter Games. The nation’s Para-Nordic team is preparing for Beijing 2022 at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre near Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘Immensely proud’: Canada’s Para Nordic team training for Beijing 2022 near Penticton

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre has the same altitude (1,800 metres) as the Paralympic hills in China

One of Canada’s most successful athletes ever, Brian McKeever (right), is set to compete in his sixth Paralympic Winter Games. The nation’s Para-Nordic team is preparing for Beijing 2022 at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre near Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Ina Forrest

Spallumcheen’s golden Paralympian Beijing bound in wheelchair curling

Multi-medallist Ina Forrest joins Team Canada at Winter Games

Ina Forrest
Jessica Tuomela, right with current guide dog Brandy, will be joined in a professional capacity next month by Lucy the golden retriever. The duo will assist in locating missing people from vulnerable populations. (Courtesy of Jessica Tuomela)

Blind B.C. Paralympian and super-sniffing pooch prep to find missing people

Jessica Tuomela, partnering with trained canine Lucy, aims to keep vulnerable Canadians safe

Jessica Tuomela, right with current guide dog Brandy, will be joined in a professional capacity next month by Lucy the golden retriever. The duo will assist in locating missing people from vulnerable populations. (Courtesy of Jessica Tuomela)