Canada’s Sonja Gaudet inducted into World Curling Hall of Fame

Canadian Paralympic Committee

April 02, 2024

Gaudet is a three-time Paralympic Games champion

Sonja Gaudet

PERTH, Scotland – Triple Paralympic Winter Games champion Sonja Gaudet of Vernon, B.C. was inducted this weekend into the World Curling Hall of Fame.

Gaudet is one of the world’s most decorated wheelchair curlers. In addition to her three Games titles as lead in 2006, 2010 and 2014 she was also world champion in 2009, 2011 and 2013. She competed at eight world championships overall.

She is Canada’s first wheelchair curler inducted into the World Curling Hall of Fame. Back in 2021, she was also the first in her sport to enter Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Injured as an adult when she fell off a horse, the mother of two was introduced to the sport of wheelchair curling by chance. Gaudet was asked to give advice on a wheelchair accessible washroom renovation at her local curling club. This renovation was being done because they were hosting a beginner wheelchair curling clinic.

Gaudet currently works as Regional Access & Inclusion Liaison with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Spinal Cord Injury B.C. They support the tourism industry in the region, and accessibility of the services, products, and experiences.

Gaudet says on her LinkedIn page she is “passionate for creating environments and adventures that include everyone.”

And that includes Halls of Fame.

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