The five athletes nominated to represent Canada in rowing at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games have been announced.
Canada's legs, trunk and arms mixed coxed four crew is made up of three-time Paralympians Meghan Montgomery and Victoria Nolan, as well as coxswain Kristen Kit, who will be competing at her second Paralympic Games.
World indoor rowing champion Curtis Halladay and former national level able-bodied rower Andrew Todd round out the crew and will make their Paralympic debuts in Rio de Janeiro.
The team will be supported by head coach John Wetzstein.
"Canada's Para-rowing crew heads to Rio with an impressive track record, plenty of potential and encouraging boat speed," said Team Canada Chef de Mission Chantal Petitclerc, a 14-time Paralympic wheelchair racing gold medallist.
"I know that this team's centralised training and dedication to high performance will ensure they are in a powerful position heading to the Paralympic Games in Rio."
The crew won gold at last month’s World Rowing Cup III in Polish city Poznań having also claimed bronze at the 2015 World Championships, which earned them their berth in Rio.
"I'm proud of the athletes who were announced to compete at the Paralympic Games," said Michael Walker, President of Rowing Canada Aviron.
"The programme's success at last year's World Championships and in World Cup racing this spring is a testament to the hard work of the athletes and to the support of everyone who has helped build the Canadian Para-rowing programme.
"They have shown that they can compete against the best and I look forward to celebrating their continued success in Rio."
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games are due to take place from September 7 to 18 with the Paralympic regatta scheduled for September 8 to 11 at the Lagoa Stadium.
"I am so happy to learn the names of the Canadian Para-rowers who have been added to Team Canada for the Paralympic Games this summer," said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.
"I join all Canadians, especially the young athletes who will be emulating their heroes at clubs across the country, in wishing our rowers all the best in Rio."