Kevin Rempel

head shot of Kevin Rempel

We can’t get enough of Kevin Rempel. Kevin has an incredible story about overcoming a tremendous amount of adversity.

Paralyzed after a motocross crash in 2006, Kevin had to face unsurmountable odds while learning to walk again at the age of 23. At home, his dad was also living with a spinal cord injury, as he had fallen from a tree while deer hunting years earlier. Unfortunately, his dad couldn’t deal with living with his circumstances and took his own life in July, 2007.

Kevin turned to sport – specifically sledge hockey – and set his sights on making Team Canada and playing in the Paralympics. In 2013, he became a World Champion and in 2014 a Sochi Paralympic bronze medalist in sledge hockey. Since then Kevin has travelled the world, inspired thousands of people, and has been featured around the world in media such as CBC, TSN, and BBC Sport. 

Today, Kevin is focused on helping grow the sport of sledge hockey through his teambuilding program, The Sledge Hockey Experience, and passionately taking the stage either live or virtual inspiring audiences with The Hero Mindset Keynote and The Resilience Toolbox.

Kevin has done some deep soul searching to identify what steps he can take to continue to be resilient each and every day. And lucky for us, he shares his insights through his blog.