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Canada’s Para canoe team is ready for Paralympic action this week at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan. Three athletes will make their Paralympic debuts including Brianna Hennessy (Ottawa, ON), Andrea Nelson (Markham, ON), and Mathieu St-Pierre (Shawinigan, QC).

Here is everything you need to know to cheer on the three athletes representing Canada on the world’s biggest stage.


Schedule and Results 

Para canoe competition in Tokyo will take place September 2-4 (Japan time).
September 1-3 (Canadian time – evenings).
Canadian paddlers will be on the start line with heats beginning at 20:30 on Wednesday, September 1st. The full Paralympic schedule and results can be found on the Canadian Paralympic Committee website or International Canoe Federation

Broadcasting and Streaming

Livestream and on-demand broadcasts of each event can be found on and, the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices, the free CBC Gem streaming service, and the Radio-Canada Sports app.

Media Resources

Athlete bios, flash quotes, photos, and video highlights, are available at

About Para Canoe

Para canoe is a new sport within the Paralympic program, making its debut five years ago at the Rio 2016 Games. The program has been expanded for Tokyo to include both kayak and va’a boats and additional athlete slots. Canada is looking for its first Paralympic medal in the sport.

Brianna Hennessy – Ottawa, ON
Andrea Nelson – Markham, ON
Mathieu St-Pierre – Shawinigan, QC

About Canoe Kayak Canada

Canoe Kayak Canada is the national governing body for competitive paddling in Canada, one of Canada’s top performing summer sports with a total of 24 Olympic medals, and a leader in the Paralympic movement. Canoe Kayak Canada is a member-based organization that includes an intricate network of clubs as well as provincial, territorial and divisional paddling associations. Elite National Team athletes proudly represent Canada at various competitions around the globe – most notably the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, ICF World Cups as well as Junior, Under 23 and Senior World Championships.