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JOHN LESLIE

John Leslie is originally from a small town in Ontario called Arnprior. Although John lost his leg to cancer at the age of 10 he has always been a winter enthusiast and really fell for snowboarding in highschool. Being a part of his highschool snowboard racing program and having some success on the snow, it came to light that John had a disability. He was put in contact with Canada Snowboard and in 2011 moved to Whistler to pursue Paralympic Snowboarding. John has proudly represented Canada at two Paralympic Games and is on track to complete in the Beijing 2022 Paralympics. He has also competed at events such as X Games, Dew Tour, and World Championships. When John is not on the snow, catch him in schools with his non-profit, Loving Winter, working with physical education teachers to develop “dry land” training programs that prepare students for school ski trips. John works in Whistler as a personal trainer and loves going on adventures with his dog Zak. Some of his passions include canoeing, photography, and surfing.


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