TRIBUTE. Monique Lefebvre joins a select group thanks to her induction into the Panthéon des sports du Québec Hall of Fame.
This Magogoise was honored at a gala ceremony held at the Métropolitain Golf Club in Anjou on November 6. She has shared the stage with Charles Hamelin, Roseline Filion, Jasey-Jay Anderson and Jean-Paul Chartrand Sr., among others.
Monique Lefebvre becomes the seventh person from the custom sports community to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. She is also the eighth woman honored as a builder.
This recognition is mainly based on her commitment to the organization she founded 40 years ago, Défi sportif Alter Ego. She was a mainstay of this event for 38 years before giving up. Under his reign, Challenge has seen a “remarkable evolution”. It rose from 680 to 6,000 para-athletes in four decades. Over time, this competition has become a training ground for future Paralympic athletes.
In addition to the sporting aspect, the Alter Ego Challenge highlights issues such as social inclusion and universal accessibility. “This has directly contributed to improved access in the province,” the press release reads. She campaigned hard to make sports infrastructure more accessible to people with functional limitations.”
The work and dedication of Monique Lefebvre was also recognized by the Quebec Office for Persons with Disabilities in 2021.
Défi sportif Alter Ego is a multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities. This is the largest custom sports event in Canada.