Canadian Tire is offering a reward for the return of Paralympian Benoit Huot's medals.

Thieves broke into the swimmer’s St. Lambert home during the night of July 26 while it was being renovated.

They stole several items, including seven of Huot’s medals:

  • 3 medals from the 2007 Pacific Parapan Games
  • 1 bronze medal from the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing
  • 1 bronze medal from the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester
  • 1 gold medal from the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney
  • 1 gold medal from the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi

It was Huot's father who discovered the break-in and saw that several items had gone missing, including a TV and home furnishings.

Huot was training in British Columbia at the time of the burglary, but has taken to Twitter in his bid to retrieve the medals, which he says have tremendous sentimental and emotional value to him.

Now Canadian Tire is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to their return.

Canadian Tire is one of Huot's sponsors.

Anyone with tips is being asked to call Echec au crime at 1 800 711-1800.

-- with files from The Canadian Press