Enderby native Marni Abbott-Peter is being inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in wheelchair basketball.

Abbott named to hall

Marni Abbott-Peter is one of a handful of people being inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame.

Enderby wheelchair basketball sensation Marni Abbott-Peter is one of a handful of people being inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame.

Abbott-Peter, who now lives in Vancouver, will be inducted with distinguished multi-sport builder (including wheelchair basketball) Dr. Donald Royer at a gala Nov. 27 in Ottawa.

“We are thrilled for Marni and Donald and we are proud to see their achievements be immortalized in the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame,” said Wheelchair Basketball Canada executive director Wendy Gittens.

“They are dedicated leaders in the wheelchair basketball community and we are grateful for their profound contributions to the sport and to the Paralympic movement in Canada. We extend our congratulations to all of the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees.”

Also being inducted next month are athletes Chantal Petitclerc (athletics) and Lauren Woolstencroft (para-alpine skiing), coach Wilf Strom (blind sports) and builders Audrey Strom (blind sports) and Gary McPherson (wheelchair sports).

Abbott-Peter 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.

Abbott-Peter was inducted into the Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Paralympic movement in Canada.

These individuals will be acknowledged within the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame Honoured Members section at the Olympic and Paralympic Gallery at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary.

 

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