Vernon's Sonja Gaudet among Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees next month

Hall of Fame for Gaudet

Vernon's Sonja Gaudet will be among the class of 2020-21 inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame next month.

Gaudet, Canada's most decorated Paralympic curler, is among 11 inductees who were announced last year.

Their actual induction was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The inductees are:

  • John "Jackie" Barrett - Athlete, Powerlifting and Special Olympics Athlete
  • Sonja Gaudet - Athlete, Wheelchair Curling
  • Diane Jones Konihowski - Athlete, Athletics
  • Lorie Kane - Athlete, Golf
  • Eric Lamaze and Hickstead - Team, Equestrian - Show Jumping
  • Steve Nash - Athlete, Basketball
  • Duncan Campbell - Builder, Wheelchair Rugby
  • Sheldon Kennedy - Builder, Ice Hockey
  • Judy Kent - Builder, Sport Administration
  • Willie O'Ree - Builder, Ice Hockey
  • Ross Powless - Builder, Lacrosse

They'll be inducted during the Order of Sport Awards, which will be live streamed on Oct. 3.

Inductees will receive the Order of Sport, Canada’s highest sporting honour.

Gaudet was paralyzed from the chest down following an equestrian accident when she was 31. She went on to win three Paralympic gold medals and three world wheelchair curling championships.

"I am incredibly humbled and honoured," Gaudet said last year.

She's also a member of the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame and BC Sports Hall of Fame.

She retired from competition in 2016.

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