| May 8, 1983 (age 32)
Peterborough, ON, Canada (1983-05-08) |Peggy Assinck Wikipedia
Peggy Assinck (born May 8, 1983) is an athlete that participates in women's ice sledge hockey. A member of the Canada women's national ice sledge hockey team since 2007, she competed in the first-ever IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Women's International Cup in 2014.
Competing at the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey Women's International Cup from November 7–9, 2014 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Assinck was part of the Canadian squad that earned a silver medal.
Born with spina bifida, a birth defect that affects spinal cord formation, Assinck is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia, conducting research in their International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD) spinal cord injury research centre. Working in the laboratory of Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff, she studies the use of Schwann cells as potential cell treatment. On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex visited the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre. During the visit, Assinck was among two recipients of the Difference Maker awards, presented by Rick Hansen.