(Toronto, Ont.) Wheelchair Basketball Canada congratulates three-time Paralympic gold medallist Marni Abbott-Peter and legendary coach Tim Frick on their induction into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame.
The 2016 induction celebrations were presented by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) on Friday, November 4th at the Farimont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ont. The Hall of Fame provides permanent recognition of outstanding Canadians who have made extraordinary contributions to enriching the quality of life for people with physical disabilities.
Abbott-Peter, of Vancouver, B.C., enjoyed a successful playing career with one of the most dominant teams in Canadian amateur sport. As a member of the Canadian Senior Women’s National Team from 1992-2004, she captured an unprecedented three consecutive gold medals at the Paralympic Games (1992, 1996 and 2000) as well as three consecutive world championship titles (1994, 1998 and 2002). She also earned a Paralympic bronze medal in 2004, and briefly came out of retirement to help Canada take home a bronze medal at the world championship in 2010. She is now actively involved in coaching and giving back to the wheelchair basketball community in B.C.
As head coach of the Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team from 1990 to 2009, Frick, of Pender Island, B.C., developed Team Canada into one of the most dominant teams in the history of Canadian amateur sports. He led Canada to a decade-long undefeated streak in major international competition, including an unprecedented three consecutive Paralympic gold medals in 1992, 1996 and 2000; and four consecutive World Championship gold medals in 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006. Frick’s teams also captured bronze medals at the 1990 World Championship and 2004 Paralympic Games.
For more information visit the CFPDP’s website.