Congratulations to Trevor Hirschfield on being named Sport BC’s Athlete With a Disability of the Year. Hirschfield received the honour at Sport BC’s Athlete of the Year 50th Anniversary Gala this week.
“We are so proud of all Trevor has accomplished on and off the court,” said Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association CEO Cathy Cadieux. “We can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in 2016 as we go for gold in Rio.”
This year was Hirschfield’s best yet. In August, he led Canada to gold (and a spot in the Rio Paralympics) at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games on home soil. He also played a dominant role in Canada’s gold medal at the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, causing the team to be ranked #1 in the world for the first time in 13 years.
For his contributions, Trevor was named IPC’s Athlete of the Month: an honour rarely given to low-point athletes. This is his second Sport BC Athlete With a Disability of the Year win.
This week, Trevor will compete with Team BC at the Vancouver Invitational Wheelchair Rugby Tournament.