Quick facts

Birthdate

May 10, 2002

Birthplace

Victoria

Residence

Victoria

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Megan Smith was introduced to wheelchair basketball by Marni Abbott-Peter as a six-year-old at a Let’s Play event – an initiative of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society that gives children with physical disabilities access to a sport wheelchair and other resources to develop the skills they need to participate in sports.

Born with distal spinal muscular atrophy, Smith realized her love for wheelchair basketball following her second BC Games in 2018.

An introduction to coach Simon Cass, and the possibility of representing her province at the Canada Games fueled Smith’s passion for the game further.

The 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer was Smith’s first significant wheelchair basketball tournament. Smith had an opportunity to learn from Cass and Tim Frick as BC finished sixth.

The Vancouver native represented Team BC at the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown, helping her province capture its first gold medal in the tournament’s history.

Off the court, Smith completed two years of the therapeutic recreation program at Douglas College in Vancouver and his contemplating her next move after taking the year off from school.

Eventually, she hopes to work in Rehabilitation Therapy or Recreational Therapy.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2023 World Championships 5th