Canada's Ultimate Challenge
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.
Air Canada Community Champion
"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
2010 - Present
Once believing that if he never tried he would never have to face failure, Chris now faces challenges head on with the mentality that it is only your attitude that will get in the way of success. Chris shares his incredible story of overcoming obstacles, perseverance, and determination with athletes, students, and at public events all over North America.
Recognized as a Pilar of Calgary's Inclusive Community.
The Calgary Flames recognized Chris as a Pilar of Calgary's Inclusive Community.
Calgary Flames & PX3 Rollersleds
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
PX3 Adapted Director
Chris is the adapted director for the PX3 hockey program. This program provides sledge hockey free of charge for those with a physical disability. Alongside Brad Layzell and the Flames Foundation, they have created Canada's first NHL affiliated Sledge Hockey Team that travels to international competition.
Lakeland College Distinguished Alumni
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.
Assistant Coach with Team Alberta
As assistant coach for Team Alberta's Sled Program, Chris along with head coach Stevie Arsenault brought 4 National Championships home to Alberta
Founded in 2018
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 Citizen
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.
Team Canada Sled Team
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.
Fire Fit Challenge & Fire Fighter
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.