Steven Fletcher

About Steven Fletcher

Manitoba native Steven Fletcher, 31, received his bachelor's degree in geological engineering in 1995, one year before a car accident left him paralyzed and a quadriplegic. The Winnipeg resident had also been a kayaking champion as well as a high-level canoe instructor.

Despite his injury, Steven continued to be extremely active, completing his master's degree in business administration at the University of Manitoba in 2002.

In 2001, he won first prize in the Mobility Cup, an international regatta founded by the Disabled Sailing Association of BC.

From 1999 to 2001, he served as president of the University of Manitoba Students Union. He has also served on various boards and executives in his home province. Currently, he is president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba.

He became politically involved after becoming discouraged at the way people in general were treated by authorities that govern them. When he found himself in a similar circumstance after his accident, his motivation was further fuelled.

— Paul Gowan

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