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“Fear of a Flat Planet” Podcast with Sandrine Hamel

May 13, 2021

At Toyota Canada, sport is paramount and has the power to be life changing. We strongly believe that movement is a human right, and mobility goes beyond vehicles. We are dedicated to amplifying this message of mobility and encouraging Canadians to participate in sports.

This is why we continue to be a proud Official Mobility and Official Vehicle partner of Canada Snowboard, including Para Snowboard and four other National Sports Organizations that also share the same dedication in bringing together our nation through movement and sport. Through these partnerships, our goal is to motivate Canadians to stay active, overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.

“Within the team we’re really competitive with each other so that brings a really good energy. The top of the course is different than when we’re eating breakfast or bowling or whatever we’re doing. After the race were all friends” – Sandrine Hamel

In this episode of “Fear of a Flat Planet” presented by Toyota Canada, John Leslie interviews Sandrine Hamel – Paralympian (2018), x2 Silver Medalist at World Championships Finland 2019.

Topic Rundown:

  • Pivoting through the pandemic from competition to training.
  • Training at Sunshine Village and an epic slalom course build by Arena Snowparks.
  • What makes a course a PARA COURSE?
  • The ability to make up some uber fun answers to the all too common questions around the disability – Shark Attack!
  • Zero to Hero – faced with a car accident, being put on oxygen moments before racing, and walking away with BRONZE at Dew Tour all in the same day.
  • The 2014 Olympic inspiration Sandrine drew upon to get into Para Snowboarding – some familiar names here.
  • Basketball, boxing and dirt biking and drum classes – Sandrine’s go-to outside of snowboarding!