paralympian

Armstrong Para swimmer Brea Duncan collected six medals – four silver and two bronze – at the B.C. Summer Swimming Championships in Vancouver. (Contributed)

Armstrong swimmer soaks up six medals

Brea Duncan wins four silver, two bronze in Para swimming at B.C. Summer Championships in Vancouver

 

Longtime Vernon curler, coach, instructor, official Sharon Morrison (left) is presented with the Tim Hortons North Okanagan Athletic Awards’ Leadership in Sports honour Friday, June 17, in a ceremony at Vernon’s Spirit Square by awards committee director Ann Holmes. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: North Okanagan sports excellence honoured

Tim Hortons Athletic Awards go to Ina Forrest, Sharon Morrison, Seaton senior girls volleyball team

 

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, helped set a new Canadian record in the mixed 4 x 50-metre Individual Medley 20-point relay at the World Para Swimming Championships in Portugal. (Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer helps set Canadian relay record

Jacob Brayshaw, 19, part of mixed relay team that set new national standard at World Para finals in Europe

 

Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)

Vernon wheelchair curler draws spot in B.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Sonja Gaudet was originally elected in 2020 but officially inducted Thursday, June 9

Vernon Paralympian wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet (right) was officially inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame in Vancouver Thursday, June 9, as a member of the Classes of 2020 and 2021. (File photo)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer to make World Para Championships debut

Jacob Brayshaw will compete in one individual event and possibly a pair of relays June 12-18 in Portugal

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 19, has been named to Team Canada that will compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships June 12-18 in Madeira, Portugal. (Contributed)
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

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)
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

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
Lumby’s Logan Leach, with guide Julien Petit, finished fifth in the slalom in his final race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics Winter Games. (Dave Holland Photo)

Lumby Paralympian fifth in final Beijing race

Logan Leach and guide Julien Petit swoop down slalom course for top-five result

Lumby’s Logan Leach, with guide Julien Petit, finished fifth in the slalom in his final race at the 2022 Beijing Paralympics Winter Games. (Dave Holland Photo)
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

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
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 sizes up a shot in wheelchair curling for Canada at the Beijing 2022 Paralympics. (Angela Burger Photo)

Spallumcheen wheelchair curler’s Paralympics medal hopes still alive

Ina Forrest and Team Canada win two clutch games Wednesday in Beijing

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest sizes up a shot in wheelchair curling for Canada at the Beijing 2022 Paralympics. (Angela Burger Photo)
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)

Spallumcheen 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
Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest and Team Canada is off to a 3-0 start at the Beijing Paralympics. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan-Shuswap athletes back in action in Beijing

Paralympics 2022: Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest, Lumby’s Logan Leach and Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie compete Sunday

  • Mar 6, 2022
Spallumcheen wheelchair curler Ina Forrest and Team Canada is off to a 3-0 start at the Beijing Paralympics. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)