Collin Cameron

Photo credit: Ivo Gonzalez/Pocog

St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School

Graduated 2006

Gold medalist at the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships and bronze medalist at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Korea.

Growing up in snowy Bracebridge, Ontario, Collin Cameron had many opportunities to participate in all the activities that winter offers. It’s no surprise that his hobby-turned-career as a sit-skier has launched him into the international spotlight, far beyond his humble beginnings at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School.

“I will forever be grateful to the staff at St. Dominic, and all the lifelong friends I made while there, for helping me realize my full potential, always believing in me, and for helping shape me into a strong, proud member of our community.”

Born with arthrogryposis, a condition that causes a shortening of the lower limbs, and an under-development of muscles and tendons in the leg, Collin has found great success in paralympic sports. He played para ice hockey for the Northern Sliders in Sudbury, and most recently found his calling as a sit-skier.

Collin first tried para nordic skiing in November 2015 at an identification camp in Canmore, Alberta after seeing some photos on the Sudbury Accessible Sports Council Facebook page. Despite a late start to the sport, Collin has proven himself to be a serious competitor.

In his Paralympic Games debut in 2018, he won three bronze medals - in the 7.5 kilometre biathlon, the 15 kilometre biathlon and the open cross country relay. And Collin’s success hasn’t slowed down one bit. A year later, he delivered another triple medal performance at the 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships. He won gold in the cross-country men's sitting sprint, a silver in the biathlon men's sitting middle-distance, and won another silver medal in the mixed relay.

Collin is currently working full time in Sudbury, while training and keeping an eye on his ultimate goal - to win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing, China.