Rise higher with Team Canada at Beijing 2022
Air Canada is proud to #FlyTheFlag as the Official Airline of Team Canada, and to celebrate what it means to be Canadian. We look forward to cheering loudly for Canada’s Paralympic Team at the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.
Meet our athletes
We are particularly proud to support the following athletes who inspire us with their resilience and relentless drive to be the very best in their sport, while embodying Canada’s values of diversity, inclusivity, openness, and kindness that unify our country.
Having started in stand-up hockey, Tyler McGregor had to have his leg was amputated in 2010 because of cancer. Adamant that hockey was his future, he made his sledge hockey debut in 2012 at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge and has grown to be one of the best players in the sport. In 2013, McGregor was the youngest member on the Canadian team that won gold at the 2013 World Championships; in 2018, he led the Canadian team to silver as alternative captain at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. McGregor is proud to be the captain at this year’s Beijing Winter Games.
Para Nordic Skiing
Mark Arendz was a member of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic team and has continued to rise in the international standings ever since. During his breakthrough season in 2010-11, he ranked second overall in the IPC World Cup standings, collecting three gold, two silver, and a bronze. He went on to compete in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi and earned two medals in the biathlon. In 2018, he carried the Canadian flag into the Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games following a historic six-medal performance where he reached the podium in every event he started.
Para Alpine Skiing
Frédérique Turgeon initially competed in para sports on both legs before a crash broke her leg in late 2013. She then adapted to skiing on one leg and, in 2016, made her World Cup debut in Austria. She competed at her first Paralympic Winter Games in 2018 and, the following year, enjoyed her best season to date with a triple medal performance at the 2019 world championships. She took silver in the slalom and bronze in both the super-G and super combined. She dedicated the silver medal to her late father, who died less than two months before her win. She is set to compete at her second Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2022.