Fabien Lavoie

Fabien Lavoie


Fabien Lavoie began playing wheelchair rugby when he was still at a rehabilitation hospital following his spinal cord injury. Even though he was still in a halo and neck brace, he wasn’t scared of contact. He fell out of his wheelchair – much to the horror of the doctors and nurses – and was hooked. Just two years after his spinal cord injury, he was named as an alternate on the national team. The next year, he made the team.

Since 2002, Lavoie has provided hard hits and passion to Team Canada. In the 13 years he’s been on the team, he’s captured two Paralympic silver medals, a Paralympic bronze medal, a world championship silver medal and a world championship bronze medal. Recently, Lavoie took his game to the next level when he moved to Vancouver to train. Today, he enjoys taking his dog to the dog park, playing video games and fishing. He’s also working on achieving another major milestone: earning his high school diploma.


2015 Toronto Parapan AmsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedgold
2012 London ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedsilver
2004 Athens ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedsilver
2008 Beijing ParalympicsWheelchair RugbyWheelchair Rugby - Mixedbronze


Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 1
Games Sport Event Result
2012 London Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 2
2008 Beijing Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 3
2004 Athens Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 2