Canada to send 54 athletes to Sochi Paralympic Games

Canada will send 54 athletes to Sochi for next month's Paralympic Games, the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday.

Skier Brian McKeever looks to add to medal total

Canadian Brian Mckeever will look to add to his medal collection when he competes at the March 7-16 Paralympic Games in Sochi. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

Canada will send 54 athletes to Sochi for next month's Paralympic Games.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee announced the team for the March 7-16 Games on Wednesday.

Canada will compete in every Paralympic sport contested, including sledge hockey, wheelchair curling, para-alpine skiing, para-snowboard, para-Nordic skiing and biathlon.

Canada's team includes five guides for athletes with a visual impairment, including Erik Carleton, who will try to help Brian McKeever of Canmore, Alta., add to his collection of 10 Paralympic medals.

Other Canadian athletes include three-time Paralympian Robbi Weldon of Thunder Bay, Ont., who competed in cycling at the 2012 London Games, and three-time Paralympians Billy Bridges of Summerside, P.E.I., and Graeme Murray of Gravenhurst, Ont., of the men's sledge hockey team.

Alpine skier Chris Williamson of Toronto, who has won 105 World Cup medals and three Paralympic medals, will also compete in his fourth Paralympics.

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