Name: Robert “Bo” Hedges
CAN Fund Recipient Since: 2015
Sport: Wheelchair Basketbal
2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist
Hometown: Wonowon, BC
On The National Team Since: 2007
How does being a CAN Fund Recipient make a difference for you?
The biggest way being a CAN Fund recipient will help me is through purchasing a new basketball wheelchair.
Think of someone who has impacted your life. Share 3 words on who they are to you.
My Father – Mentor and Friend
Because of his hard work and dedication.
What is the biggest hurdle you have overcome to get to where you are today?
Having to move away from the family ranch and friends in northern BC to pursue my goals and dreams of representing Canada around the world.
Share 3 words to describe what CAN Fund is to you.
Supporting Elite Competition
What is the best part about representing Canada?
Having the opportunity to travel and show the world what Canada is.
Why are you proud to be Canadian?
Our wide open wilderness for everyone to enjoy.
How did you get involved in your sport?
I was introduced to wheelchair basketball when I was in rehabilitation after my accident. I fell in love with the contact and physicality of it.
Share 2-3 things you are grateful for:
Family, friends and wheelchair basketball.
Best advice you have ever received?
Focus on yourself and what you need to do.
Biggest lesson you have learned to get to where you are today?
Nothing replaces preparation.
What was your breakthrough moment?
2011 Para Panam Games in Guadalajara.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Winning the gold medal at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
What are your hobbies?
Reading fantasy novels.
What is your favourite movie?
What is your favourite book?
Deadhouse Gates by Steven Erikson
What is a healthy snack you eat before or after training sessions?
What is your pre-game/pre-competition meal?
Fish Tacos and a salad.