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Team Canada third Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen and her teammates split a pair of games Monday, Oct. 25, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing, and now have a 3-2 record. (WCF/Céline Stucki file photo)

Canada splits Monday games in China at World Wheelchair Curling finals

Ina Forrest of Spallumcheen and her Canadian teammates are 3-2 after beating Sweden but falling to Scotland

 

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest and Team Canada got into the win column with a pair of victories Sunday, Oct. 24, at the World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Beijing. The event is being held at the same venue that will host the sport at the 2022 Paralympics. (Team Canada Photo)

Spallumcheen curler helps Canada win at World Wheelchair championships

Ina Forrest and Team Canada defeated Switzerland and host China Sunday, Oct. 24, to improve to 2-1

 

Spallumcheen’s Ina Forrest will look for a fourth World Wheelchair Curling championship playing vice-skip (and throwing third stones) for Team Canada starting Saturday in Beijing, China. (Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Spallumcheen curler seeks fourth world title

Ina Forrest and Team Canada begin play Saturday at the Wheelchair World Curling Championships in China

 

Jennifer Oakes. (UBCO Heat)
Jennifer Oakes. (UBCO Heat)
Jennifer Oakes (right) will be making her second appearance at the Paralympic Games with Canada's sitting volleyball team. (Contributed: UBCO Heat)

Former UBCO Heat women’s volleyball player to make second Paralympic Games appearance

Jennifer Oakes was a member of the UBCO Heat women’s volleyball team for two seasons

Jennifer Oakes (right) will be making her second appearance at the Paralympic Games with Canada's sitting volleyball team. (Contributed: UBCO Heat)
Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 18, has earned a $10,000 grant for being named one of Canada’s top 55 up-and-coming athletes from winter and summer sports, selected by Petro-Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada. (Contributed)

Coldstream swimmer named to elite club

Para swimmer Jacob Brayshaw, 18, named one of Canada’s top 55 up-and-coming athletes from winter and summer sports

Coldstream’s Jacob Brayshaw, 18, has earned a $10,000 grant for being named one of Canada’s top 55 up-and-coming athletes from winter and summer sports, selected by Petro-Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada. (Contributed)
Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Para swim star Rivard buoyed by performance of Canadians at Tokyo Olympics

The crowdless Paralympics run from Aug. 24 to Sept. 5 to Tokyo

Canada’s Aurelie Rivard swims her way to a silver medal for the women’s SM10 (Para) 200m Individual Medley during the swimming finals at the Commonwealth Games on April 7, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)

UBC Okanagan alum goes for gold at Paralympics

Dr. Rob Shaw will compete in the singles wheelchair tennis event

Dr. Rob Shaw will perform in the 2020 Summer Paralympics. (UBC Okanagan)
Vernon Paralympian Sonja Gaudet (right) has been named winner of a humanitarian award presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the World Sikh Organization of Canada. (File photo)

Vernon wheelchair curler named humanitarian

Sonja Gaudet wins award from World Sikh Organization of Canada and Latter-day Saints

Vernon Paralympian Sonja Gaudet (right) has been named winner of a humanitarian award presented by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the World Sikh Organization of Canada. (File photo)
Josh Dueck of Canada races during the men’s Super-G, sitting event at the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Whistler, Friday, March 19, 2010. Dueck knows the role of chef de mission for Canada’s Paralympic team during these unparalleled times comes with huge and unique challenges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Vernon Paralympian named Canada’s chef de mission for 2022 Paralympics

Three-time Paralympic medalist Josh Dueck will lead Team Canada in Beijing

Josh Dueck of Canada races during the men’s Super-G, sitting event at the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Whistler, Friday, March 19, 2010. Dueck knows the role of chef de mission for Canada’s Paralympic team during these unparalleled times comes with huge and unique challenges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vernon’s Curt Minard has retired from the Canadian Para snowboard team due to injuries. Menard is a three-time national snowboardcross champ who represented Canada in that discipline, plus banked slalom (finished sixth in both) at the 2018 Paralympics in Korea. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Paralympian calls it a career

Curt Minard, three-time Canadian Para snowboard cross champ and Paralympian, retires at 41

Vernon’s Curt Minard has retired from the Canadian Para snowboard team due to injuries. Menard is a three-time national snowboardcross champ who represented Canada in that discipline, plus banked slalom (finished sixth in both) at the 2018 Paralympics in Korea. (Facebook photo)
Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

Vernon Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
A fundraiser for Paralympian Braydon Luscombe is starting Nov. 2 in Penticton with four runners making a 10-day trip to Victoria.                                Roger Witney Photo

Fundraising run to begin Friday for B.C. Paralympian

A fundraiser is scheduled to start Nov. 2 in Penticton in support of a Vancouver Island Paralympian.

A fundraiser for Paralympian Braydon Luscombe is starting Nov. 2 in Penticton with four runners making a 10-day trip to Victoria.                                Roger Witney Photo