Oakville’s Westlake to carry Canada’s flag at Paralympics


Published March 2, 2022 at 11:21 am

Oakville native Greg Westlake will carry the Canadian flag into the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Paralympics Winter Games. PARALYMPICS CANADA PHOTO

Oakville hockey player Greg Westlake and wheelchair curler Ina Forrest will carry Canada’s flag in the opening ceremony Friday of the Beijing Paralympic Winter Games.

This marks the first time two Canadian athletes will share the role of Paralympic flag-bearer.

Westlake, 35, will be looking to lead Canada back to the top of the podium after losing to the United States in the gold medal game in 2018.

One of 10 returning players on Team Canada, Westlake will be participating in his fifth Paralympics.

The six-foot-two, 160-pound forward also won gold in 2006 and a bronze in 2014.

The 59-year-old Forrest, who hails from Spallumcheen, B.C., is also one of the most decorated Paralympians.

She won gold at the 2010 and 2014 Games and a bronze in Pyeongchang.

The Beijing Paralympic Winter Games begin Friday and run through to March 13.

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