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)
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!