Kate Caithness, present President of the World Curling Federation, was the person most responsible for pushing wheelchair curling onto the Paralympic stage.
In 2002 she sold the selection committee on the idea that it was a mixed gender sport, a factor she felt was crucial in their decision to include it in the 2006 Torino Paralympics.
Canada has by and large accepted WCF rules when it comes to Canadian national championships in order that Canada's teams would qualify and not be disadvantaged by preparing under non-WCF rules.
But in Canada the national champions are not allowed, as are able-bodied curlers, to represent their country. That honour is reserved for a team specially selected and trained by the Canadian Curling Association.
Many wheelchair users with experience in disabled services and sports understand that the pool of potential wheelchair athletes is predominantly male, because far more males than females sustain injuries necessitating use of a wheelchair.
Other social and family factors also reduce the number of potential female recruits to wheelchair curling, leading to far fewer teams competing for provincial honours than would otherwise be the case. Team participation at provincial championships are limited to the number of females willing to join a team.
On the other side of the argument is the question whether the women now playing would have had the opportunity to compete had not 25% participation been mandated.
So this week's question is: