July 9, 2018 – Paralympian and world-record holder Michelle Stilwell will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame this November.
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced its class of 2019 on Monday.
Stilwell will be among seven people and one team inducted during the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s 40th Anniversary Induction Ceremonies and Dinner, Nov. 2.
“It is an incredible honour to be recognized by my home province for my achievements in sport,” said Stilwell. “My love of sport began in Manitoba at a young age and was nurtured by countless people and organizations. I am so thankful to everyone who has had a hand in shaping my success as an athlete and Paralympian.”
Stilwell is a Paralympic champion, with six gold medals, including one in basketball and five in track and she is a world-record holder in the T52 100 and 200 metre events. She was also previously inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
While Stilwell is now retired from sport, she continues to be an advocate for healthy, active living and sport. She has been a champion for KidSport, which helps young people overcome financial barriers so they can participate in organized sport. She also sits on the International Paralympic Committee’s Audit and Finance Committee and is MLA for Parksville-Qualicum.