She is the twin sister of fellow ski team member Shirley Firth. They became the first indigenous women to be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. Firth received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the sports category in 2005. Sharon Firth also received the John Semmelink Memorial Award in 1972, the Commissioner’s Award in 1981, the Order of Canada award in 1987, and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. In 1990, Firth was inducted into the Canadian Ski Museum and Skiing Hall of Fame.
Life after skiing
Following Sharon Firth’s cross-country skiing career, she moved to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Firth worked for the government of the Northwest Territories and became a Youth Program Advisor.
Firth was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws from the University of Alberta in 2017. She was made a member of the Order of the Northwest Territories in 2018. She was awarded the Member of the Order of Canada (CM) as per the Canada Gazette of 26 December 1987.
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