Canada Hwaiting (“Go Canada”)! | A Message from the CEO | The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympics Are Here!
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific – POWERING PERFORMANCE. INSPIRING EXCELLENCE.
– A MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Following the record-setting performance by Canadian athletes at the 2018 Olympics, everyone at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) is now very excited to cheer on the incredible athletes ready to fly the maple leaf for the 2018 Paralympics.
We are truly fortunate to be part of national and provincial sport networks that put such an emphasis on inclusion and providing service for all world-class athletes. Canada is one of the world leaders in parasport, competing in every Summer and Winter Paralympics since 1968.
Canadian athletes brought home 16 medals in Sochi four years ago and the bar is set even higher for these Games in South Korea. At CSI Pacific we are extremely privileged to see in the exceptional levels of hard work and dedication these athletes put in across all three of our campuses, in Victoria, Vancouver & Whistler.
These athletes are true inspirations for all Canadians, each with their own incredible story of perseverance and commitment. Team Canada is comprised of 55 athletes, of which 10 have a hometown in British Columbia. This year, 40% of Team Canada competing at Paralympics are CSI Pacific affiliated – double the 20% that were affiliated with us for Sochi 2014.
We are excited to show how, over the past quadrennial, we at CSI Pacific have been Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. CSI Pacific Strength & Conditioning Coach Kayla Dodson is attending the Games, working with Para-Alpine and Alpine Canada.
This year, we will have additional layer of excitement as we cheer on Mel Pemble, the first ever Paralympian to attend our Canadian Sport School. Mel is competing in Para-Alpine at PyeongChang 2018. You can see a video of Mel here. Go, Mel!
We are able to provide this level of service to these athletes in large part due to the support of our government partners. We would like to thank the Government of Canada, Sport Canada and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of the Government of British Columbia for their continued commitment to high performance sport for all athletes.
We’d also like to gratefully acknowledge the support of Members of Parliament and Members of the Legislative Assembly in B.C. who truly make a difference for Canada’s athletes by championing the role of sport and performance in society, and for inclusivity for athletes of all abilities.
We are proud and privileged to be part of an amazing team, each of whom supports Canada’s athletes, whether nationally, provinicailly or locally: Own The Podium, the Canadian Paralympic Committee , the Canadian Olympic Committee, viaSport, , B2ten, and the Coaches Association of Canada. We are also a member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). Provincially, we are a proud member of the viaSport Regional Alliance.
A very big thank you, as well, to our National Sport Organization partners and their coaches. It is through collaboration with these partners that Canadian athletes are given every opportunity to succeed on the world stage.
Whistler Sport Legacies has also been a wonderful facility partner over the past four years, helping Canada’s Paralympians show the world that they are ready to #shatterbarriers
It is due to these terrific partnerships and support that we are able to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. and help Canada’s Paralympians and Olympians show the world what they’re made of.
To share in the excitement of the games, we will be showing how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are doing in PyeongChang on our website, which will be updated daily with results from these inspiring athletes.
Go Canada Go!
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific