Shelley featured in Newmarket news: Paralympian Shelley Gaultier Visits Local Girl Guides

Paralympian Shelley Gautier came to visit the Newmarket Girl Guides and tell them her story of courage and bravery. The girls listened intently as Shelley recounted the details of how her life changed forever. In 2001, Shelley suffered a severe head injury while cycling on vacation. She spent 6 weeks in a coma, eight months in a rehabilitation hospital and was left with one side of her body paralysed. Shelly told the girls how she set small goals to accomplish each day to get her closer to being able to participate in sports again. Shelley faced many obstacles, both physical and mental, but never lost sight of her goal. Shelley competes as a Para-Cyclist for Canada and is a seven-time World Champion in the road race and time trial events. She has been World Champion 14 times making her the Canadian cyclist who has won the most World Championships. In 2016, she became the first T1 Triker from any Country in the world to win a medal at the Paralympics taking home a bronze medal. Shelley is now getting ready for the Paralympics happening in Tokyo in 2020. Shelley has started the Shelley Gautier Para-Sport Foundation to encourage disabled people to participate in sport and get involved in their communities. For more details, visit

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