Wheelchair Track & Field - Inducted 2000
Robert Easton was introduced to wheelchair sports in 1976 and first began by playing wheelchair basketball. In 1977 he took up wheelchair racing and by 1981 was a major force on the international sports scene. He held and improved on every World Record for track & field events in his class for the period from 1982 to 1988. Robert Easton retired from competition in 1988 following his three Gold Medal performances in the 100m, 200m, and 400m at the Seoul Paralympics. He received the Alberta Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in track in 1983, 1986, 1987, and 1988; the Paralympic Sports Association Awards in 1978, 1983, 1984, and 1988 and the City of Edmonton Athletic Award in 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1987. Robert Easton was also a founding member of the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association and has since been named a life member of that association.
Robert Easton was inducted into the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame in 2013. Robert served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, responsible for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat.
He also has served as Executive Director with the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in Victoria, B.C.