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
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
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