Chris Cederstrand is a former WHL hockey player who had a life altering work place accident causing his right leg to be amputated above the knee. After being told the best activity he would be able to do was bowl he has embarked on a journey that has seen him become North America’s First above knee amputee firefighter as well as representing his country on the National Sledge Hockey Team. Becoming an alternate for the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi and winning many international medals including a silver medal at the 2015 IPC World Championships.
Since retiring in 2017 Chris has become the adaptive director at the hockey school PX3 AMP where his sledge program is completely free for kids with disabilities.
Chris Works with Kidsport Calgary as an athlete ambassador helping under privileged kids afford sport and has started the Cederstrand Foundation which helps kids with disabilities purchase adaptive sports equipment.
Chris also coaches the provincial sledge team which has won 4 consecutive national titles.
For his efforts Chris was named one of Shaw’s 50 Outstanding Canadians for his work in the community and a Distinguished Alumni award at Lakeland College and Fire Training for his accomplishments.
Chris specializes in Motivation, Resiliency, Leadership and Workplace Safety talks.