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“Fear of a Flat Planet” Podcast with Nadine Richards & Lisa Dejong

Jun 02, 2021

Toyota Canada is a proud Official Mobility and Official Vehicle partner of Canada Snowboard, including Para Snowboard and four other National Sports Organizations that are dedicated to bringing Canadians together through movement and sport. By participating in these partnerships, our mission is to inspire Canada to stay active, overcome adversity and accomplish goals.

The power of sport can change lives. We strongly believe that movement is a human right with mobility going beyond vehicles. This is why we continue to stay dedicated to sharing this message of mobility and encouraging Canadians to participate in sports.

“My brother decided saying ‘you need to get into this, we will be watching the Paralympics and will watch you [compete], this will be so cool! I just know this is going to work for you.’ We got this tiny kid’s snowboard, tiny, tiny, a 120 cm kid snowboard, I took off.” – Nadine Richards

“Like Nadine, I started skiing at first, skied at 3 years old and at around 10 or 11 years old had to switch over to snowboarding because skiing wasn’t cool anymore.” – Lisa Dejong

In this episode of “Fear of a Flat Planet” presented by Toyota Canada, John Leslie interviews with para teammates Nadine Richards (Gold – Big White Para SBX NorAm 2019) & Lisa Dejong (x2 2nd Big White Noram SBX 2020).

Topic Rundown:

  • Alberta gals adapting to a non-competition year with the likes of Sunshine Resort.
  • Post-op surgery to recovery plans with Nadine.
  • Why these wise women choose hot tubs over cold tubs.
  • Balancing raising a family and snowboarding pursuits with Lisa.
  • Making naps a critical part of your training recovery while on the road, with the freedom of parent duty for Lisa.
  • Discussing their unique disabilities.
  • Nadine and Lisa share how welcoming and accepting snowboarding culture is.
  • Getting into the nitty gritty details on defining competition categories in Para Snowboarding.
  • Learn where these two are headed!