Go World: Team VISA’s Richard Peter

Comments 95 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Visa is currently sponsoring a handful of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls (and some who have become champions already) as they have done for the last 26 years. They have partnered with me to showcase members of their team like bronze medal-winners Brent Hayden of Mission and Emilie Heymans, and Paralympic swimmer Benoît Huot. Today’s featured Team VISA athlete is Vancouver’s own Richard Peter.

Peter became a staple of Team Canada since first making the senior national team in 1994. His athletic repertoire includes back-to-back Paralympic gold medals from 2000 and 2004, a Paralympic silver medal from 2008, and a world championship title from 2006. [Wheelchair Basketball Canada]

Richard received a Received National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 2012, was named to the 2004-2006, 2009, 2010 National Championships tournament all-star team, and was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Cheer on Richard and his team during the London 2012 Paralympics August 29th to September 9th, 2012.

VISA Canada has offered up a $250 pre-paid gift card to one lucky Miss604 reader to celebrate Canadians cheering for Canadians. Here’s how how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment with words of encouragement for our London 2012 Paralympians (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $250 pre-paid #VISA #GoWorld gift card from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/cTpty

Continue to cheer on your Canadian athletes through Team VISA on Facebook and by using the tag #GoWorld on Twitter.

You can still enter to win on the Brent Hayden, Emilie Heymans, and Benoît Huot posts as well. I am publishing one final post tomorrow and one winner will drawn from all entries on all Team VISA posts on Saturday, August 11 2012 at 12:00pm. This contest is open to all Canadians residents.

Update The winner is Shannon Mac!

95 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Donna LFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:35pm PDT

    Go Canada! We’re so proud of all our athletes!

  2. TamaraFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:38pm PDT

    Go Canada!!

  3. ShawnFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:40pm PDT

    Our Canadian athletes are all winners!!

  4. BrendaFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:43pm PDT

    We’re proud of you!

  5. CliffFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:43pm PDT

    Thanks for representing Canada with pride!

  6. BreeFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:48pm PDT

    We are so proud of you! Go Canada!

  7. lindawwwwFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    We’re so proud of our Canadian Olympic athletes. Go Canada!

  8. BreeFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:49pm PDT

    Posted on twitter

  9. NancyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:56pm PDT

    You guys ROCK! Thanks in advance for representing Canada & making us PROUD!!

  10. SadieFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:57pm PDT

    As an Aboriginal youth I find it so inspiring to see other Aboriginal people achieving their hopes and dreams. The way that Richard Peter has overcome the adversity of a wheelchair motivates me to help others do the same. Congrats on making the Paralympics and I can’t wait to watch you represent our country!

  11. AneliseFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:59pm PDT

    Your effort and determination make me proud of being Canadian.
    Go Canada Go!

  12. RubyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:04pm PDT

    Canada is PROUD of all of our athletes! Go Canada!!

  13. KarenSFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:08pm PDT

    Best of luck to Team Canada! Make it the best one yet!

  14. JackieFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:09pm PDT

    You can do it, so all the best! I’m so proud with our Canadian team, you guys are the best!

  15. AndrewFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:10pm PDT

    Kick some butt in London. Only a few days left to show the world how awesome Canada is!

  16. Frances MurphyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:13pm PDT

    Go Team Canada, just remember you are all WINNERS!

  17. JustineFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:14pm PDT

    Go Canada Go!

  18. MarkFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:27pm PDT

    Go Go Go! Paralympians!

  19. Maureen MFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:36pm PDT

    You are all winners! Continue to be the best that you can be.

  20. Jennifer BreakspearFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:43pm PDT

    We’re so proud of you. Hear us roar!

  21. Art B.Friday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:51pm PDT

    Canada is proud of all our athletes!

  22. JamesFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 3:54pm PDT

    Go Canada Go!! EH!

  23. AmyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 4:02pm PDT

    You are all such an inspiration!

  24. AndreaFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 4:10pm PDT

    Go Canada Go!!

  25. MariekeFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 4:25pm PDT

    All the Canadian athletes have done such an incredible job, I am in awe of your talent and determination!

  26. ShelleyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 4:28pm PDT

    So inspiring to watch. Follow your dreams Canada.

  27. TracyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 4:29pm PDT

    you inspire us!

  28. SheilaFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 4:33pm PDT

    So proud of all of you!

  29. valerieFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 4:48pm PDT

    Paralympians are the heart and soul of the Olympics and so inspiring. Go Canada! Allez Canada!!

  30. stacey dempseyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 5:00pm PDT

    go canada , good luck to you all you make us all proud

  31. stacey dempseyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 5:00pm PDT


  32. CarlieFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 5:10pm PDT

    Go Canada Go!!

  33. Karla SceviourFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 5:19pm PDT


  34. Lou (@davids_deardad)Friday, August 10th, 2012 — 6:06pm PDT

    Go CANADA Go!!!

  35. Cheryl (@loucheryl)Friday, August 10th, 2012 — 6:08pm PDT

    Good luck to all of our wonderful Canadian Olympic athletes! We are so proud of you.

  36. NancyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 6:21pm PDT

    #giveyoureverything Team Canada!

  37. Don MFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 6:26pm PDT

    All athletes are great representatives for Canada

  38. CGFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 6:56pm PDT


  39. LinaFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 8:09pm PDT

    You are all such tremendous, awe-inspiring athletes. We wish you all the best in London!

  40. BonnieFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:01pm PDT

    Best wishes to Canada’s Paralympians. You are amazing athletes. Go Canada!

  41. BonsFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:02pm PDT

    Go Canada. We believe in you!

  42. RubyFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:09pm PDT

    You do Canada proud!

  43. JeffFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:20pm PDT

    Go Canada!

  44. LoriFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:26pm PDT

    We are SO proud of you all!!! 😀

  45. maryFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:34pm PDT

    go CANADA GO

  46. BillFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 9:55pm PDT


  47. Leanne MFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 11:05pm PDT

    Go Canada! You are inspirations to Canadians

  48. Leanne MFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 11:06pm PDT


  49. Sherry FFriday, August 10th, 2012 — 11:47pm PDT

    Go Canada Go!

  50. AmySaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 3:43am PDT

    You’re truly an inspiration!
    It’s your time to shine!!
    Go Canada! 🙂

  51. KellySaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 6:05am PDT


  52. BelindaSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 7:48am PDT

    Paralympians perform above and beyond. I will be watching it on TV and keep up the excellent Canada spirit.

  53. Randy WelchSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:17am PDT

    I’m so proud of ALL of our athletes! Great job done by all.

  54. DaeSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:23am PDT

    So proud of all of you! I keep watching with my 6 year old daughter in hopes she will find a role model on Team Canada instead of a ‘ reality’ show.;)

  55. leslieSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:24am PDT

    Go Canada! You are an inspiration for our nation!

  56. Noella KingSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:32am PDT

    You can do anything you put your mind to.

  57. MichelleSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:37am PDT

    Go Canada GO!!!!

  58. HeatherSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:41am PDT

    Canada is so proud of you!

  59. TessSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:43am PDT

    Go Canada!

  60. bcSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:47am PDT

    Go Team Canada!!

  61. ErinSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:53am PDT

    I want to wish all of the paralympians success in their competitions whether you medal or reach your personal best you inspire me. Proud to be a Canadian!

  62. Marc SmithSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 9:21am PDT

    watching these athletes give their all makes me proud to be Canadian!

  63. JadeSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 9:21am PDT

    Go Canada! So proud of all the athletes and loving getting to hear their stories during TV coverage of the games!

  64. SharonSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 9:29am PDT

    Yay Canada! Hopefully there will be more TV coverage of the Paralympic athletes this year. That’s something that disappointed me a bit about 2010 – there was pitifully little shown of their events, which is such a shame. I’m equally as interested in them as I am the athletes who are competing right now. If anything, they’re even MORE inspiring, because of what they’ve had to overcome in their lives. Go Canada!!

  65. DarrylSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 9:36am PDT

    Give it everything!

  66. KarenSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 9:51am PDT

    Excited for the Paralympics to start! Go team!

  67. SueSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 10:20am PDT


  68. IzSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 10:48am PDT

    Yeaaaaah Canada!!!

  69. E.OngSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 11:06am PDT

    You are AMAZING!

  70. HelenSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 11:30am PDT

    You’re Canada’s best!

  71. JeremySaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 11:32am PDT

    Wearing my Canadian colours proudly! Go Team Canada!!!!!

  72. DanaSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 12:02pm PDT

    Go Canada! I will be following your progress with pride. You are all amazing!

  73. GarySaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 12:25pm PDT

    Go Canada Go! You’ve done us proud!

  74. CyndiSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 12:26pm PDT

    Canada! Canada! Canada! Canada! Canada! Canada!Canada! Canada! Canada! Canada! Canada! Canada!Canada! Canada! Canada!Canada! Canada! Canada!Canada! Canada! Canada!Canada! Canada! Canada!

  75. Kathy E.Saturday, August 11th, 2012 — 12:32pm PDT

    You are all so inspiring! I’ll be watching and cheering for you ~ GO TEAM CANADA! 🙂

  76. TonySaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 1:49pm PDT

    You’re all doing a great job! Keep it going.

  77. IainSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 2:33pm PDT

    You inspire us to accept challenges, to persevere, and to dream big. Thank you.

  78. BalSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 4:00pm PDT

    Go Canada!

  79. SandySaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 4:00pm PDT

    Yay CANADA!

  80. Andy C.Saturday, August 11th, 2012 — 4:25pm PDT

    Go Gold Canada!

  81. DonnaSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 7:34pm PDT

    GO GO 2012 Canada’s Paralympic Team! This is a special shout out to 2 BC athletes: Christos Trifonidis from Vancouver and Doug Blessin from Poco competing in Paralympic shooting!

  82. VC NguyenSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 8:29pm PDT

    We’re proud of you, Canadian paralympians. Remember your journey and enjoy!

  83. BettySaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 9:36pm PDT

    Good luck to Team Canada!

  84. LindaSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 10:20pm PDT

    We’re so proud of you!

  85. JenSaturday, August 11th, 2012 — 11:15pm PDT

    Go Canada!!! We are all cheering for you and you are doing us proud 🙂

  86. Jenn SSunday, August 12th, 2012 — 9:50am PDT

    Go Canada Go!!! We back in Canada Wish the best of Luck

  87. debbie fSunday, August 12th, 2012 — 10:28am PDT

    Go Canada!

  88. gregSunday, August 12th, 2012 — 10:28am PDT

    Go Canada Go. We are so proud!

  89. KristaSunday, August 12th, 2012 — 3:53pm PDT

    Go Canada! All the best to the team.

  90. chrissyMonday, August 13th, 2012 — 8:40am PDT

    You’re already exceptional! Go for the gold!

  91. SonjaMonday, August 13th, 2012 — 6:20pm PDT

    You’re amazing and inspirational!

  92. GlendaMonday, August 13th, 2012 — 10:24pm PDT

    Such an inspiration! Go Canada Go!

  93. Mike GismondiWednesday, August 15th, 2012 — 7:11am PDT

    Good luck to our athletes!

  94. Angela griffinWednesday, August 15th, 2012 — 7:11am PDT

    We love you!

  95. Jane BThursday, August 16th, 2012 — 4:59pm PDT

    GO Canada GO!

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