Seven BC Games and Team BC Alumni to Represent Canada at 2023 Pan American Games

The 2023 Parapan American Games are taking place November 17-26 in Santiago, Chile, bringing together the top athletes from the Americas and Caribbean.

Canada’s contingent of 140 athletes includes seven who previously competed at the BC Games or for Team BC at the Canada Games. They will represent Canada across six sports: CP Football, Goalball, Para Cycling, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, and Wheelchair Tennis.

With the 2024 Paralympics less than a year away, these Parapan Am Games will not only serve as an opportunity for athletes to test their mettle against international competition, but also an opportunity to punch their ticket to next summer’s Games in Paris.

See the full 2023 Parapan Am Games Team Canada athlete list.

NameSportBC Games (sport, if different)Canada Games (sport, if different)
Dustin HodgsonCP FootballKamloops 2006 BC Winter Games (Athletics) 
Doug RipleyGoalballCoquitlam 1991 BC Summer Games (Athletics)1993 Canada Summer Games (Athletics)
Nate ClementPara CyclingTownship of Langley 2010 BC Summer Games (Swimming) 
Mel PemblePara CyclingMission 2014 BC Winter Games (Alpine Skiing)2015 Canada Winter Games (Alpine Skiing)
Bo HedgesWheelchair BasketballNorth Vancouver 1996, Quesnel 2000 (Coach) & Williams Lake 2002 (Manager) BC Winter Games1999 & 2003 Canada Winter Games
Trevor HirschfieldWheelchair RugbyNanaimo 2002 BC Summer Games (Athletics) 
Thomas VenosWheelchair TennisPenticton 2016 BC (Wheelchair Basketball) 

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