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. The next year, he made the national team.

Since 2002, Lavoie has provided hard hits and passion to Team Canada. In the 14 years he’s been on the team, he’s captured two Paralympic silver medals, a Paralympic bronze medal, a World Championship silver medal, a World Championship bronze medal and a gold medal at the Toronto 2015 Parapan Am Games.

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.


Lavoie’s career highlight is competing at three Paralympic Games.


Lavoie is the oldest of five children. He lives in Vancouver with his dog Chief. He’s grateful to his family and his friend Heather who looks after his dog when he’s traveling.


2015 Parapan American Games 1st

2014 World Championships 2nd

2012 Paralympic Games 2nd

2008 Paralympic Games 3rd

2006 World Championships 3rd

2004 Paralympic Games 2nd


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
2016 Rio Paralympics Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 4
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
Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair Rugby - Mixed 1