Jesse Bachinsky (24, Kenora, ON) earns his first medal of the 2023 Canada Winter Games, a bronze in the Para Nordic standing – 2.5 km classic race.
“I’m very proud and honoured to be part of this amazing team and, it’s a real honour to be here. The course is incredibly wicked fast, and there’s lots of technical climbs and downhills, and it’s a really great place to race and train.”
“This is my third Canada Games – and I had lots of fun at the last two. I’m just gonna continue to have lots of fun here and race hard, race fast. I gain experience every time I race or train and just being here, I learn new things, I meet new people, and it’s incredible and I love it.”
Accessible Sport Connection Manitoba in partnership with Winnipeg Trails Association and the Vision Impaired Resource Network host free adaptive ski nights every Tuesday at Kildonan Park Golf course from 6-8pm!
They invite persons with a disability to try skiing, snowshoeing or kicksledding. This is a chance to try adapted equipment, and meet a ski guide.
The event is facilitated by the dynamic duo of Kirby Cote and Olexsandr Korniiko! They are very passionate about creating opportunities for persons with a disability to get active.
Kirby is an athlete with a disability retired paralympic swimmer who works with Winnipeg Trails as our active aging coordinator. She is relatively new to skiing and keen to get you involved.
Olex is an athlete with a disability, who represented Ukraine at the 2014 Sochi, Paralympic games in skiing and biathlon. He has a long track record of program development and experience introducing persons with a disability to many different sports and physical activities.
You do not need to aspire to be a future paralumpian to participate. This event is super chill. Both our facilitators are passionate and dedicated to advancing access to sport AND recreation.
The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s “CONNECTION 2021” program is tailored specifically to women with disabilities who are interested in Para sport. With an all-star female cast of Paralympians, national team athletes, speakers, and hosts ready to engage with female participants, the event aims to ignite the passion for Para sport.
CONNECTION 2021 is open to women ages 16 and older who have a disability, with or without previous sport experience and who are excited to get involved in Para sport. We are also welcoming current or former athletes from all levels aiming to explore a new Paralympic sport or discover a new sport that can complement their main discipline.
The event will be held entirely on Zoom and will consist of two half-day sessions on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 (starting at 11:30PM CDT and ending at 4PM CDT on both days).
Interested women can submit their expression of interest by May 15, 2021. The maximum number of participants selected will be 25 and participants must be based in Canada.