With The Amazing Race Canada casting application date having closed yesterday, Canadian Paralympic Committee and Canadian Para-Nordic Skiing have both wished winter parasportspeople Tyler Mosher and Mark Arendz good luck with their application.
Mosher is a 2010 Para-Nordic Paralympian and 2014 Para-snowboarder Paralympian. The forty-two year old from Wolfville, Nova Scotia became a walking paraplegic following a snowboarding accident in 2000. He used skiing, snowboarding and yoga as part of his therapy following his accident, and quickly became involved with the development of para-snowboarding as a sport during this time. When the sport became a nationally recognized one in Canada and had a national team created in 2007, Mosher was one of the first people to be on the team. When not involved with winter disability sport, he owns a landscaping business and does motivational speaking.
Twenty-four year old Arendz is a Para-Nordic skier from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Despite his relative youth, he has been a member of the national team for eight years. Competing at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, he won a pair of medals including a silver in the biathlon short distance race, and bronze in the middle distance event. Arendz is a standing skier, and is missing part of his left arm as a result of a farming accident when he was seven years old. He took up skiing before the accident, at the age of five. He began his competitive skiing career in 2003 against able-bodied skiers with the use of a prosthesis. Arendz was inspired to do so following the 2002 Winter Olympics, which he saw on television