Richard Peter

Sports (2012)

“Sport has been a catalyst for positive change in my life. It has allowed me to represent my country and my people.
Sport has motivated me to share my philosophies on the benefits of living a healthy active lifestyle.”

Since the age of 15, Richard Peter has become an exceptional athlete and international star in the sport of wheelchair basketball. A staple player for Team Canada since 1994 he has traveled, competed, and won many medals along the way. Representing Canada at four Paralympic Games he assisted the Team in 2000 to capture gold in Sydney, gold in Athens in 2004 and silver in 2008 in Beijing. He is one of the few Canadian athletes to have been recruited to play in both Germany and Italy. Now residing in Vancouver, he continues to play wheelchair basketball and is an outspoken advocate for the sport. Mr. Peter inspires others through sharing his personal experiences and speaking on topics ranging from injury prevention to disability awareness.