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Get­ting to know Bill McKin­non

Who: A Char­lot­te­town na­tive who was in­ducted into the P.E.I. Sports Hall of Fame in 1971. The 69-year-old now lives in Strat­ford.

Did you know? McKin­non is the first Is­lan­der to win a medal at the Canada Games. The sprinter won gold in the 100 me­tres at the sec­ond Games held in 1969 in Hal­i­fax/Dart­mouth, N.S. He also com­peted in hockey in 1967 in Que­bec City with the Saint Dun­stan’s Saints.

The 100-me­tre field: McKin­non was run­ning against two sprint­ers each from Bri­tish Columbia, On­tario and Que­bec and one from Al­berta. The of­fi­cial fin­ish was Prince Ed­ward Is­land, Al­berta and Bri­tish Columbia, re­spec­tively, in the medal po­si­tions.

McKin­non said: “The con­cept of a multi-sport (event), be­ing part of Team P.E.I. and be­ing able to go and cheer on friends in other sports re­ally em­bo­somed in me just how im­por­tant an event like this was.”

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