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Meet our Outstanding Canadians: Chris Cederstrand

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Chris Cederstrand has been an avid sports enthusiast all his life. From playing hockey in the WHL growing up, to most recently joining the National Sledge Hockey Team and winning silver at the World Championships in 2015, Chris is a true advocate for the positive benefits and importance that organized sport can have on kids growing up.

At the age of 25, Chris was in a tragic workplace accident where his leg was amputated above the knee. Although the road to recovery was long, Chris used his personal story and perseverance to start the Cederstrand Foundation, which supports kids who face physical barriers get back into sport. He uses his experience as motivation for kids and also provides financial assistance to help make sport a reality for kids who otherwise wouldn't be able to play.

In addition to his work with his personal foundation, Chris has been a KidSport Calgary Sport Ambassador for over a year. As a Sport Ambassador, Chris is a face for KidSport Calgary and speaks to the community and donors to help raise funds and awareness for the work that KidSport does to support kids in our communities.