Connection 2021: Para Sport for Women

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. 

Another Medal for Manitoba at Canada Games!

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Jesse Bachinsky & his Guide Brendan Magnan are on fire this week at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC (Otway Nordic Centre).

Jesse became Manitoba’s second multi-medal winner at the 2015 Games yesterday with a silver medal performance in the 5km mass start free technique race.

Jesse & Brendan have been working very hard over the past 12 months to prepare for these Games (Brendan is also Jesse’s strength & conditioning coach). It shows!

Related articles:

Learn How to Coach Para Nordic Athletes – AWAD Coaching Module

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Attention all Community Coaches!

Here is a unique opportunity for anyone (with Community Coach training) to take part in a 4 hour course that will provide you with practical experience coaching Athletes With A Disability (AWAD).

The day will also include a Skiing is Believing introductory ski clinic for persons with a physical disability. The clinic starts at 1:00 PM

What: AWAD Community Coach Module

Where: Wellness Institute (Seven Oaks General Hospital) 1075 Leila Ave.

When: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM Saturday December 14th, 2013

Who: For all interested coaches with at least Community Coach workshop training

Cost: Free.

Contact: Mary Montgomery or call Karin in the CCSAM Office 204-925-5639

Individuals interested in taking part in the Skiing is Believing clinic please contact Mary for more details. Sit skis will be available for demonstration.

More Para Nordic / Adaptive Skiing information:

CCC Para Nordic – Coach Development
CCSAM Adaptive Ski program