Colette Bourgonje (BSPE'84, BEd'85) is the only female in Canada to compete in both Summer and Winter Paralympic Games. (Canada's Sports Hall of Fame)

Colette Bourgonje to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday

Saskatchewan athlete was first Canadian to win a Paralympic medal on home soil

When Colette Bourgonje (BSPE'84, BEd'85) looks back on her illustrious sports career, it's hard for her to pick out just one or two highlights.

"I've just had so many fun adventures," Bourgonje told CBC Radio Saskatoon Morning host Jennifer Quesnel.

The 10-time Paralympian is set to receive two of Canada's highest sporting honours. 

On Wednesday, the Saskatchewan athlete and former Saskatoon teacher will be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Then in November Bourgonje, who lives in Prince Albert, Sask., will be inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame. 

She competed in 10 Paralympic Games — seven winter in Para Nordic skiing and three summer in wheelchair racing —ending up with three silver and seven bronze medals over her career.

Bourgonje said she was overwhelmed with the inductions.

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