These are superb athletes who have worked so hard to compete at the highest level for sport and who are proud to wear the maple leaf.
-Todd Nicholson, Paralympian
Mark Arendz shooting in biathlon

The 2018 Paralympic Winter Games took place March 9-18 in PyeongChang, South Korea. Canada had its most successful Paralympic Winter Games bringing home 28 medals. 

Summer athletes are currently in preparation for the ParaPan American Games that will be taking place in Lima, Peru between August 23- September 1st, 2019.

The five sports that were on the Paralympic Winter Games program: wheelchair curling, Para ice hockey (formerly known as sledge hockey), Para alpine skiing, Para snowboard and Para nordic, which includes cross-country and biathlon events.

The ParaPan American Games feature 17 para sports including: Para athletics, Para badminton, boccia, Para cycling, football 5-a-side, goalball, Para judo, Para powerlifting, shooting Para sport, sitting volleyball, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para taekwondo, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and Para badminton. 

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About PyeongChang

Pyeongchang is a county in Gangwon province of South Korea located in the Taebaek Mountains region. It is home to several Buleslieddhist temples, including Woljeongsa. It is approximately 180 km (110 mi) east of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.  Pyeongchang has a slogan, ‘Happy700 Pyeongchang’. Pyeongchang county takes its slogan from the city’s average elevation. Pyeongchang’s average elevation is approximately 700m.

Performance Target

The Canadian Paralympic Team surpassed their performance target of the 2014 Games in Sochi where Canada won 16 medals. In PyeongChang the Canadian Paralympic Team had their most successful Winter Games winning 28 medals. 

Chef de Mission

Five-time Paralympian in para ice hockey (formerly called sledge hockey) Todd Nicholson was announced as Chef de Mission on January 24, 2017.todd chef

Nicholson was a member of Canada’s National Sledge Team from 1989 to 2010, was team captain for 15 years and won three Paralympic medals: gold (2006), silver (1998) and bronze (1994). Todd is a great ambassador for Paralympic sport, since his retirement from competition, Nicholson has remained deeply involved in sport at both the national and international levels as an athlete representative and advocate, on and off the field of play.

Todd is currently the chair for Own The Podium leading up to Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.