WEEK #21: FAYE BLACKWOOD
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Faye Blackwood has worked as Sport and Recreation Consultant for the Government of Ontario since 2003.
Prior to working with the Ontario government, Faye worked for Athletics Canada for 3 years as Manager of Paralympic Programs and Sport for Disabled – Ontario (now ParaSport Ontario) for 10 years as the Technical Director.
Faye has a Technical Classifier for Athletes with a physical disability since 2012.
Faye was a member of the National Track and Field, from 1983-1987 and member of the 1986 Commonwealth Games Team. Faye was the indoors and outdoors National Hurdles Champion in 1986.
From 1989 to the present Faye has been coaching athletes with a disability, including being a staff coach at 4 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens) and several World Championships.
Faye was inducted into the University of Waterloo Hall of Fame in 2000 as an athlete. She was inducted into the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sport Association’s Hall of Fame as a Coach in 2011, inducted into the Variety Village Wall of Fame as a Coach in 2011 and received for 2012 King Clancy Award for her work with Paralympic Athletes. Faye was recently inducted into the Toronto Hall of Honour (April 4th, 2019).