Marilyn Van Wallegham is one of the founders of the CCPSA. Marilyn’s involvement with athletes with cerebral palsy began in the early 1980’s. A member of the Manitoba Cerebral Palsy Association approached her with information she had picked up at a conference in the United States about a new sport organization. Marilyn had already some knowledge of sporting activities for persons with cerebral palsy and agreed to get involved.
Marilyn was the first president of the Manitoba Cerebral Palsy Sport Association and was also president of CCPSA. During her time, the association received charitable status and was recognized as a sport organization by Sport Canada, two very important achievements. As board member, team staff and a teacher, Marilyn has made a significant contribution not only to CCPSA but to cerebral palsy sport, locally, nationally and internationally.