Charmaine Crooks had a 17-year Athletics career earning medals at the Olympic, Commonwealth, Pan American Games, the World Cup and the Canadian National Championships.
Angela Chalmers was the first woman in Athletics to win both the 1,500 and 3,000m races at the 1981 Canada Summer Games. She was also a bronze medalist in the 3,000m at the 1992 Olympics.
Isabell Cavallin (d. 1994) was an advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Her contribution to sport includes training track athletes with intellectual disabilities with the Burnaby Athletic Club.
Debbie Brill forever changed the sport of high jumping with what has come to be known as the “Brill Bend.” Brill has won more than 65 national and international championships.
Lori Bowden is an Ironman World Champion and winner of 11 Ironman titles. Bowden claimed the second fastest Ironman Triathlon time by a woman ever.
Lynne Beecroft is a former Field Hockey Olympian and was named 2002 Coach of the Year in Victoria and Field Hockey Canada 2000 Coach of the Year.
Marni Abbott overcame a skiing- related injury to become an international level competitor in swimming and Wheelchair Basketball. She won 2 golds and 1 bronze in 3 Paralympic Games, and was been named Athlete of the Century by BC Wheelchair Sports.
Sandra Stevenson was an elite athlete winning nine national Badminton titles. She has spent over 40 years on the playing field, in the classroom, and in the boardroom and as a senior sport executive.
Kathy Shields played on the Canadian National Basketball team. She coached the University of Victoria Vikes to 8 CIS National Championships and 14 Canada West titles.
Helen and Margaret Callaghan Helen Callaghan (d. 1992) played 5 seasons as a center-fielder for the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League from 1944 to 1949. Her sister Margaret Callaghan played infield for 8 seasons for the same league from 1944 to 1951. Their story was the inspiration behind the much acclaimed Hollywood film “A League… Read more »