The Canadian Team at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games consists of 55 athletes competing across five sports. It is the largest team ever to represent Canada at the Paralympic Winter Games.
In addition, there are 16 coaches and 26 staff members attending the Games to support the athletes. The team is led by Chef de Mission, Todd Nicholson, a three-time Paralympic medallist and five-time Paralympian in Para ice hockey.
TEAM CANADA BY THE NUMBERS
Ontario is home to the most members of the Canadian Paralympic Team with 19 athletes hailing from the province. Following behind is Alberta with 10, British Columbia with nine, Quebec with seven, Manitoba with three, Saskatchewan with three, and Prince Edward Island with two. Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador each have one athlete.
The team consists of 30 veterans, 25 rookies, 3 guides including Jack Leitch for Mac Marcoux, Graham Nishikawa and Russell Kennedy for Brian McKeever. There are 18 medallists from previous games, 17 athletes competing in Para ice hockey, 14 in Para Nordic, 12 in Para alpine skiing, 7 in Para snowboard and 5 in wheelchair curling. Finally, the youngest member of the team, Natalie Wilkie from Para Nordic, is 17 years old and the oldest member, James Anseeuw from wheelchair curling is 58 years old.