Best Female Athlete


Julia WOLFF (Ontario)  – WINNER

Women’s Volleyball

2016 World Championships in Washington, United States

Nominated best player in the world for ‘Best Block’ at the World Championships.



Marilyn BEERNINK (Ontario)


2017 Canadian Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

Winner of the Canadian Championship in the women’s category for the fifth time in her career (1999, 2007, 2011 and 2017)

Susanne BERIAULT (Manitoba)

Women’s curling and golf

2018 Canadian Deaf Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba

She won a silver medal with the Manitoba women’s curling team.

2017 Canadian Championships in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

She won a bronze medal.

Vedavati Nachiket GHANEKAR (Ontario)


2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey

She is the youngest Canadian having participated in the 2017 Summer Deaflympics at 13 years old and four months.



Patricia Gail ZIMMER (British Columbia)


2018 Canada Deaf Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba

2017 Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey

In the period from April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2018, she competed in one international sport event sanctioned by the ICSD in her sixties. The 2017 Summer Deaflympics were her 10th participation.

1965 Deaflympics – Washington, United States

1969 Deaflympics – Belgrade, Serbia

1973 Deaflympics – Malmo, Sweden

1983 Deaflympics – Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

1997 Deaflympics – Copenhagen, Denmark

2001 Deaflympics – Rome, Italy

2003 World Championships – Taipei, Taiwan

2007 Pan American Games – Valencia, Venezuela

2009 Deaflympics – Taipei, Taiwan