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Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Posted on June 2nd, 2017

Delta West Academy has been exclusively selected to attend the Class of 2017 Inductees Press Conference at the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (Canada Olympic Park) on June 14. 

"Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame revealed the six Athletes, one Team, and two sport “Builders” who will make up the Class of 2017. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is considered the country’s highest sporting honour and reinforces the incredibly successful athletic careers of the nominees."

Announcing the Class of 2017!

    Carol Huynh, two-time Olympic medallist, Wrestling
    Cindy Klassen, the most decorated Canadian Winter Olympian in history, Speed Skating
    Lanny McDonald, Stanley Cup champion, Ice Hockey
    Gaylord Powless, one of Canada’s most outstanding Lacrosse players
    Mike Weir, the only Canadian to win the Masters, Golf
    Simon Whitfield, two-time Olympic medallist, Triathlon
    Dr. Robert W. Jackson, founder of the Paralympic movement in Canada, Builder
    Dr. Charles Tator, Scientist and Neurosurgeon with profound impact on the world’s understanding of concussions, Builder
    The Edmonton Grads Basketball Team, the best basketball team the world has ever seen

A current honored member by the name of Jennifer Walinga (a rowing athlete who was inducted in 2013) will be presenting to the students as well.  You can read more about Jennifer at this link.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to hear from and meet these elite athletes, and participate in a piece of Canadian history, especially given the 150th celebrations for Canada this year.

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