Athletes of all abilities take aim at Canada Winter Games medals


“Life-changing” is how Team Alberta skier Denyse Dawe describes her introduction to the sport of Para nordic, which includes both standing and sit-ski cross-country events and is among the 2023 Canada Winter Games events being held on Prince Edward Island. 

She was introduced to the sport just over a year ago, and says it has completely changed the way she views herself and her disability. 

“Honestly, for the longest time, my disability was something that I’d hide from people,” she said.

“I have some brachydactyly, which means I’m missing a lot of my fingers and I would always put my hand in a pocket or something. And now, having an opportunity

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