Chris was one of 24 athletes, and the only one with a physical disability to compete on CBC's new relality show, Canada's Ultimate Challenge.
Canada's Ultimate Challenge
"Chris was nominated for the work he does as the adaptive director at PX3 AMP hockey school and as an athlete ambassador with Kidsport Calgary, as well as his ongoing commitment to making sledge hockey and other adaptive sports accessible to as many kids as possible in Alberta," Shibata. Air Canada, Vice President
Air Canada Community Champion
As a graduate of the Fire Fighting program, you've gone on to be a community leader and inspirational speaker. Lakeland College strives to recognize distinguished alumni, such as Chris.
Lakeland College Distinguished Alumni
Calgary Flames Foundation support will prioritize the procurement of roller sleds for clinics in Calgary. These clinics will be a combination of roller sled and on-ice sledge hockey clinics in partnership with PX3 AMP Sports Academy. The goal of the program is to encourage participation in adaptive sports and hockey among youth with existing or recently acquired physical disabilities
Calgary Flames PX3 Roller-Sled Program
As assistant coach for Team Alberta's Sled Program, Chris along with head coach Stevie Arsenault brought 4 National Championships home to Alberta
Team Alberta Assistant Coach
The Cederstrand Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization which is devoted to making a difference for those with a disability within Canada. We provide the highest quality adaptive sports equipment and opportunity to return to sport to those individuals with the drive to persevere.
Shaw's 150 Outstanding Citizens
Chris was recognized as one of Shaw's 150 Outstanding Individuals as someone who goes above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of Canadian children and youth.
Cowboys N Sleds
Cowboys 'N Sleds was an event created to continue the healing process by bringing people together and promoting agencies and services that responded and assisted in the Humbolt Broncos tragedy on April 6th, 2018. This charity event raised over $40 000 for Stars Air Ambulance and StrazStrong Foundation.
Chris started playing Sledge Hockey in 2011 and made the development team shortly after getting into a sled. He quickly moved to Team Captain of the Canada's Development Team and later moved onto Team Canada. It was here that he participated on the international stage and brought home a Silver Medal at the 2015 World Championships. In 2014 he was the first alternate for the Sochi Olympic Games.
First Amputee to Compete in the Fire Fit Challenge
Chris was the first above knee amputee to work as a Fire Fighter industry in North America and the only above knee fire fighter to compete in the Fire Fit Challenge.
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