Morgan Bird began competitive swimming at the age of 11 after participating in a rookie camp. She embraced the sport as a alternative to physiotherapy in helping to manage her cerebral palsy.
Morgan started swimming with Team Canada at age 15 and competed at the 2012 Paralympics in London and the 2016 Paralympics in Rio, as well as numerous world championships and international competitions. On home soil at the Parapan Am Games in Toronto in 2015, Morgan won gold in the 50-m and 400-m freestyle and took silver in 100-m freestyle.
Alister McQueen started in hockey at age four. He was a member of the Canadian standing amputee hockey team and won world championships with them in 2008 and 2010.
Alister competed in the 100-m and 200-m sprints as well as javelin at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Following those games, he decided to focus solely on javelin and had great success at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio where he brought home a silver medal.
In June 2011, Michelle lost her right leg above the right knee in a near-fatal motorcycle accident. During her recovery, she became determined to one day participate in the Paralympic Games.
Just two and a half years later, she became the first ever female Canadian Paralympic snowboarder when she competed in the Paralympic Games in Sochi in 2014. Since then, Michelle has enjoyed several busy racing seasons. In 2015-2016, she had five podium performances and came only a few centimetres short of a first career win at the last World Cup of the season.
At 20 years old, Chad “Jazzi” Jassman was on the career path to becoming a pilot when he broke his back in a car accident.
After a year and a half of developing his skills with the Calgary Grizzlies wheelchair basketball team, Jazzi got onto the radar of Team Canada and in 2009, he earned a roster spot on the National Team. Jazzi won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2012 Paralympics in London and spent four seasons playing professionally for the Trier Dolphins in Germany.