International Competition

Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games

  • Event DatesSeptember 12 - 16, 2008
  • Venue / LocationBeijing Science and Technology Gymnasium
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Team Canada Roster
  • David

    Dorchester, ON

    David Willsie became a quadriplegic after he was injured in a recreational hockey game in 1995. His experience as a semi-pro baseball player and cross-coun...

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    David Willsie
  • Erika

    Windsor, ON

    Erika Schmutz is a Canadian former Wheelchair rugby player and power engineer. She won a bronze medal with Team Canada in the 2008 Summer Paralympics, beco...

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    Erika Schmutz
  • Fabien

    Quebec City, QC

    While recovering from a spinal cord injury at a rehabilitation hospital in Quebec City, Fabien “Fab” Lavoie decided to give wheelchair rugby try. Even ...

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    Fabien Lavoie
  • Garett

    Mica Creek, BC

    Garett Hickling is one of wheelchair rugby’s greatest players. He was MVP at the first three World Championships in the sport and has competed in 5 Paral...

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    Garett Hickling
  • Ian

    Richmond, BC

    Ian Chan became a quadriplegic after a motorcycle crash in 1992. At the age of 15, he was encouraged to try wheelchair rugby at the insistence of Duncan Ca...

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    Ian Chan
  • Jason

    Owen Sound, ON

    Jason Crone began his sports career as a high-level hockey and lacrosse player. In 2003, his minor midget AA team won the provincial championships and he...

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    Jason Crone
  • Mike

    Windsor, ON

    Before his spinal cord injury, Mike Whitehead was an avid multi-sport athlete who enjoyed basketball, volleyball, hockey, soccer, and badminton. He was int...

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    Mike Whitehead
  • Patrice

    Quebec City, QC

    Paralympian Patrice Simard started playing wheelchair rugby back in 1997, following a spinal cord injury he sustained in a car accident. Patrice’s athlet...

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    Patrice Simard
  • Trevor

    Parksville, BC

    Trevor Hirschfield is the co-captain of Team Canada and is considered to be one of the best low-point players in the world. He was originally introduced to...

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    Trevor Hirschfield