(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association thanks Eron Main for his years of service to the wheelchair rugby community. Main, who is the husband of Carla Qualtrough, the newly appointed Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, stepped down today from the CWSA Board. In addition to his service on the CWSA Board of Directors, he also worked tirelessly to develop wheelchair rugby both at home and abroad.
“For over twenty years, my involvement in wheelchair sport and with CWSA have given me some of the best times of my life and have sustained me through some of the most difficult,” Main said. “I will remain a strong supporter of all that they do.”
Main has been active in the wheelchair rugby community since 1993, beginning as a team volunteer and referee and progressing to senior leadership roles in CWSA and with the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation.
“Eron has been a valued volunteer of the CWSA for more than twenty years,” said CWSA CEO Cathy Cadieux. “His work with wheelchair rugby in Canada, and internationally, has helped to guide the development of the sport from the first World Championship in 1995 to the marquee event that was showcased at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. Eron will be greatly missed.”
CWSA President Donald Royer thanked Main for his contributions and also celebrated Carla Qualtrough’s appointment to the new Liberal Cabinet.
“While we may be losing Eron from our Board, the CWSA congratulates Carla Qualtrough on her appointment as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities,” he said. “We wish Minister Qualtrough the very best as she works to represent the sport community and Canadians living with disabilities.”