Delta MP Carla Qualtrough

Delta MP makes ‘most influential women’ list – again

Carla Qualtrough honoured for her impact on sports by national association.

A Delta Member of Parliament has once again been recognized for her leadership in sports.

Carla Qualtrough, who was elected as Liberal MP in Delta last year, has made the Most Influential Women List for 2015 from the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).

This is the sixth time Qualtrough has received the honour, and she and seven other women who have received it five or more times will be inducted into the new CAAWS Wall of Influence.

The award honours recipients who have made a significant impact in sport and physical activity and are role models for future generations.

“After an exciting year of sport in Canada, we have seen some very positive shifts with women taking on more leadership roles that influence sport at the highest level, and female athletes showing their influence on and off the field,” said Karin Lofstrom, executive director of CAAWS.

As a swimmer, Qualtrough won three Paralympic and four World Championship medals. She volunteers with the International Paralympic Committee, the Toronto 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games, has been president of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and chair of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

She’s also on the board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and is vice-chair of the Delta Gymnastics Society, as well as being the federal Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

Twenty-eight women in total made the CAAWS list this year.

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