Lauren Barwick Inducted into Canadian Disability Hall of Fame

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Canadian Paralympian Lauren Barwick of Langley, BC was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame during the 22nd annual Hall of Fame Induction, held Oct. 30, 2015 at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto, ON.One of the top-ranked Para-Dressage riders in the world, Barwick has represented Canada at the international level for over 12 years. She is a three-time Paralympian who has won more medals at major games than any other Canadian rider. Her major games accomplishments include bringing individual gold and silver medals home from the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, and winning Canada’s only medals, a silver and bronze, at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in France.“This induction is a fabulous affirmation of all the effort and work that I’ve put into being the best me I can be as a person with a disability, and being a good representation of a Canadian citizen,” commented Barwick, when asked what this induction means to her. “There are no guarantees in life, so for me, I took having a disability as a challenge, not just to overcome, but a challenge to rise to the occasion.”In addition to Barwick, who was inducted into the Athlete category, two other individuals were honoured during this year’s event. Celebrated personal injury lawyer and long-time accredited Paralympics photographer, Bernard Gluckstein, was inducted into the Builder category, while beloved political satirist for CBC, Rick Mercer, was inducted into the Achiever category in recognition of his dedicated and tireless promotion of Paralympic athletes.The Canadian Disability Hall of Fame was created to permanently recognize outstanding Canadians who make extraordinary contributions to enriching the quality of life for people with physical disabilities. It is located at Metro Hall in Toronto, ON, and is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.For more information on the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame, click here. Tags: Lauren Barwick, Canadian Disability Hall of Fame, SIGN UP Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews Email* More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business.last_img read more