Prince Albert's Kryztle Shewchuk Captures Bronze in Para Nordic Sitting Race

RED DEER, AB (February 26, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Para Nordic Skiier Kryztle Shewchuk of Prince Albert has earned a Bronze medal for Saskatchewan at the 2019 Canada Winter Games, taking third place in the women's 2.5km Para Nordic Sitting race in a time of 19:37.90. See full results here.

The 2019 Games mark the second time Shewchuk has represented Saskatchewan at a Canada Games, after competing in Para Sailing at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. She is coached by ten-time Paralympic medalist Colette Bourgonje, who recruited her into the sport several years ago after seeing her working at Wal-Mart. See Kryztle's full bio here.

Shewchuk, 29, will next compete in the women's 5km Para Nordic sitting race on Saturday, March 2.

Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport, as can Paralympians Brittany Hudak, Nic Goncin and Lisa Franks.

Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at, and live results and sport schedules will be found at Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. High-resolution photos can be available here via Jody Bailey or here via the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at


"I felt the race went well. The course has some tough parts, but I had a good glide on the skis which really helped. The wind was also tough, but overall the race and the course were a good test."

"It feels very good to medal! I'm quite happy with the results today. I would like to thank Coach Colette for all her support and encouragement. Also, thanks to all the other support staff and my teammates." 

- Kryztle Shewchuk




For more information, please contact:

Karen Lawson

Games Services & Communications Lead

Saskatchewan Games Council

(306) 529-3120 |