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Go World: Team VISA’s Richard Peter

Friday, August 10th, 2012 — 2:27pm PDT
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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

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!

Current contests on


  1. Donna L says:

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

  2. Tamara says:

    Go Canada!!

  3. Shawn says:

    Our Canadian athletes are all winners!!

  4. Brenda says:

    We’re proud of you!

  5. Cliff says:

    Thanks for representing Canada with pride!

  6. Bree says:

    We are so proud of you! Go Canada!

  7. lindawwww says:

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

  8. Nancy says:

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

  9. Sadie says:

    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!

  10. Anelise says:

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

  11. Ruby says:

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

  12. KarenS says:

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

  13. Jackie says:

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

  14. Andrew says:

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

  15. Frances Murphy says:

    Go Team Canada, just remember you are all WINNERS!

  16. Justine says:

    Go Canada Go!

  17. Mark says:

    Go Go Go! Paralympians!

  18. Maureen M says:

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

  19. Jennifer Breakspear says:

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

  20. Art B. says:

    Canada is proud of all our athletes!

  21. James says:

    Go Canada Go!! EH!

  22. Amy says:

    You are all such an inspiration!

  23. Andrea says:

    Go Canada Go!!

  24. Marieke says:

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

  25. Shelley says:

    So inspiring to watch. Follow your dreams Canada.

  26. Tracy says:

    you inspire us!

  27. Sheila says:

    So proud of all of you!

  28. valerie says:

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

  29. stacey dempsey says:

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

  30. Carlie says:

    Go Canada Go!!

  31. Karla Sceviour says:


  32. Lou (@davids_deardad) says:

    Go CANADA Go!!!

  33. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

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

  34. Nancy says:

    #giveyoureverything Team Canada!

  35. Don M says:

    All athletes are great representatives for Canada

  36. CG says:


  37. Lina says:

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

  38. Bonnie says:

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

  39. Bons says:

    Go Canada. We believe in you!

  40. Ruby says:

    You do Canada proud!

  41. Jeff says:

    Go Canada!

  42. Lori says:

    We are SO proud of you all!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  43. mary says:

    go CANADA GO

  44. Bill says:


  45. Leanne M says:

    Go Canada! You are inspirations to Canadians

  46. Sherry F says:

    Go Canada Go!

  47. Amy says:

    You’re truly an inspiration!
    It’s your time to shine!!
    Go Canada! ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Kelly says:


  49. Belinda says:

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

  50. Randy Welch says:

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

  51. Dae says:

    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.;)

  52. leslie says:

    Go Canada! You are an inspiration for our nation!

  53. Noella King says:

    You can do anything you put your mind to.

  54. Michelle says:

    Go Canada GO!!!!

  55. Heather says:

    Canada is so proud of you!

  56. Tess says:

    Go Canada!

  57. bc says:

    Go Team Canada!!

  58. Erin says:

    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!

  59. Marc Smith says:

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

  60. Jade says:

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

  61. Sharon says:

    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!!

  62. Darryl says:

    Give it everything!

  63. Karen says:

    Excited for the Paralympics to start! Go team!

  64. Sue says:


  65. Iz says:

    Yeaaaaah Canada!!!

  66. E.Ong says:

    You are AMAZING!

  67. Helen says:

    You’re Canada’s best!

  68. Jeremy says:

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

  69. Dana says:

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

  70. Gary says:

    Go Canada Go! You’ve done us proud!

  71. Cyndi says:

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

  72. Kathy E. says:

    You are all so inspiring! I’ll be watching and cheering for you ~ GO TEAM CANADA! ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Tony says:

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

  74. Iain says:

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

  75. Bal says:

    Go Canada!

  76. Sandy says:

    Yay CANADA!

  77. Andy C. says:

    Go Gold Canada!

  78. Donna says:

    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!

  79. VC Nguyen says:

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

  80. Betty says:

    Good luck to Team Canada!

  81. Linda says:

    We’re so proud of you!

  82. Jen says:

    Go Canada!!! We are all cheering for you and you are doing us proud ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Jenn S says:

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

  84. debbie f says:

    Go Canada!

  85. greg says:

    Go Canada Go. We are so proud!

  86. Krista says:

    Go Canada! All the best to the team.

  87. chrissy says:

    You’re already exceptional! Go for the gold!

  88. Sonja says:

    You’re amazing and inspirational!

  89. Glenda says:

    Such an inspiration! Go Canada Go!

  90. Mike Gismondi says:

    Good luck to our athletes!

  91. Angela griffin says:

    We love you!

  92. Jane B says:

    GO Canada GO!

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