As the world prepares to compete at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Toyota Canada is welcoming ten inspirational Canadian athletes to ‘Team Toyota’. One of those athletes is our own Erica Wiebe.
As a top Canadian Olympic wrestler, Toyota was inspired by Wiebe’s inspirational story. In her first year of wrestling at University, she did not score a single point in practice. Her drive to be the best seemed a lost dream. But her innate sense of resilience carried her through. In 2016, she captured Gold in Rio. She also won gold at two Commonwealth Games – in Australia (2018) and Glasgow (2014). Wiebe is passionate about the ability of sport to drive social change. And plays her part, working to break down gender barriers in sport, and encourage equal opportunities for all.
Weibe’s inspiring story is a perfect fit with Toyota’s “Start Your Impossible”, a global campaign sharing the stories of inspirational athletes from around the world.
“We’re excited to welcome ten exceptional Canadian athletes to Team Toyota, and we’re proud to be supporting them on each of their individual journeys,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Each of these inspirational athletes has overcome barriers to achieve performance excellence at the highest level, and we hope that sharing their stories will inspire other Canadians to conquer their own challenges.”
The full roster of inspirational athletes joining Weibe on Team Toyota are:
- Melissa Bishop (Athletics – 800 m)
- Ellie Black (Artistic Gymnastics)
- Stefan Daniel (Triathlon)
- Nik Goncin (Wheelchair Basketball)
- Benoit Huot (Para-Swimming)
- Tory Nyhaug (BMX Cycling)
- Cindy Ouellet (Wheelchair Basketball and Para Nordic Skiing)
- Aurélie Rivard (Para-Swimming)
- Cody Caldwell (Wheelchair Rubgy)
Stittsville is so proud of Erica. We are all geared up to cheer her on when she competes in Tokyo — where another gold medal is waiting for her.