Tim Frick named to Order of Canada

Canadian Paralympic Committee

November 27, 2020

Hall of Fame wheelchair basketball coach recognized for decades of work

Wheelchair basketball coach Tim Frick

Legendary wheelchair basketball coach Tim Frick has been appointed to the Order of Canada. 

Frick served as head coach of the Canadian women’s team for two decades, during which he guided the nation to three Paralympic gold medals and four world championship titles. He has been a member of the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame since 2013 and every two years a Paralympic coach is presented with the Tim Frick Paralympic Coach Excellence Award, named in his honour. He has also been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame.  

“Congratulations to Tim on this incredibly well-deserved honour,” said Karen O’Neill, CEO, Canadian Paralympic Committee. “Tim has been so instrumental to the development of wheelchair basketball in this country and led Canada to some of its greatest triumphs in the sport. His legacy as a coach and builder in Canadian wheelchair sport is unparalleled and he continues to play a significant role today. We are grateful to have him as a member of the Canadian Paralympic family.” 

The Order of Canada is one of the nation’s highest civilian honours awarded to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions to the country. Appointments to the Order of Canada are officially made by the Governor General. 

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