Former Flag Bearer, Multiple Medallist Retires

VANCOUVER – Donovan Tildesley, one of Canada’s most successful Paralympic athletes, has announced his retirement from competitive Para-swimming. The 29-year-old Vancouver resident competed at four Paralympic Games (2000 in Sydney, 2004 in Athens, 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London). He earned five Paralympic medals in the swimming events for blind swimmers. He was also…

Four-Time Paralympian Elisabeth Walker-Young named Canada’s Chef De Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games

TORONTO – The Canadian Paralympic Committee is pleased to announce that four-time Paralympic swimmer Elisabeth Walker-Young (North Vancouver, B.C.) has been named Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. Walker-Young competed at four Paralympic Games in swimming, winning six medals (three gold, one silver and two bronze). She was Team Canada’s…

BC Athletes Headline National Team Selection

Victoria, BC – After four exciting days of competition at the Canadian Swimming Trials, Swimming Canada named its national team for the Pan Pacific Championships and nominated athletes for the Commonwealth Games. The meet wrapped up in style at Victoria’s Saanich Commonwealth Place as Ryan Cochrane won his signature event, the 1,500-metre freestyle, in his…

Affiliated Paralympic Athletes Big Contributors to Canada’s Medal Haul in Sochi

Vancouver, BC – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific would like to congratulate the athletes, coaches and support staff from British Columbia, as well as the entire Canadian Paralympic Team, for a fantastic performance at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. By placing in the top three in the gold medal count, Team Canada met Own the Podium’s…