2008 Joe DeRush Memorial Award
Katie Wallace

Katie was born in Lindsay, Ontario.  She hit the international sporting stage in the late 1990's when Katie garnered Canada's first medal at the 1998 IPC World Athletic Championships in Birmingham, England.
Katie would competed the following year at the Southern Cross Multi-Disability Games in Sydney, Australia and in 2001, she was back in England at Nottingham for the CP-ISRA World Championships.
Katie was a member of the Canadian Paralympic team that competed in the 2004 Athens, Greece Games.  Competing in the shot put event, Katie placed 10th.  She would compete in the IPC World Athletic Championships in Assen, The Netherlands, two years later.
Katie's career would see her leave land and head to the water.  For the past two years, Katie has been a spare for the National Adaptive Rowing Team in the TA2X category.  She claimed first place at the 2008 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta held at St. Catherines.  Also in 2008, Katie competed at the U.S. Nationals and the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships.  In 2007, Katie was at the ROWONTARIO Championships in Welland.   

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