Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame 2018
CORNWALL, Ontario - The Cornwall Sports Hall Of Fame inducted the class of 2018 on Saturday August 11th.
12 new members were added to the local hall during an induction ceremony attended by 130 people.
CSHOF president Thom Racine was happy with the turn out. “It was a tough year as we had two inductees unable to attend, but the families and friends of the athletes who did attend made up for those who could not.”
Christina Julien inducted for her Soccer exploits with the National team and professional career, lives in Australia and sent her acceptance speech which Racine read to the attendees.
Julien thanked fitness trainer Jeff Gibbs for believing in a scrawny 15 year old and pushing her to excel. Aaron Gavey also unable to attend thanked the committee and congratulated his fellow inductees.
Chad Kilger drew a laugh when he recalled a note book his mother Bernice kept for all her boys. In it they wrote what they wanted to be when they grew up. The book showed entries from 14 years in the Kilger home.
13 of those years Chad wrote “hockey player” and the one year he did not, he wrote “Fireman.”
Lacrosse inductee Alex Herrington recalled his large family and the support they gave each other over the years and praised his parents for their positive attitude towards sports being included in the family unit,
Other inductees on the night were Terry Riley-lacrosse, Michael Dorey-football, Helen Doll- Greer- Golf, David Merpaw- Endurance Sports, Thorin Gault- Weightlifting, Giles Lascelle- Builder Girls Hockey, Roy LedouxLacrosse, Bob ‘Zoro’ Racine- Builder Broom Ball.
“The CSHOF is proud to be considered the keepers of our sports history and heritage,” said Racine. He excitedly invited the public to visit the new ‘wall of heroes’ at the Complex and the re-vamped Hall of Fame downstairs. If you have someone in mind for consideration in 2020, please contact the CSHOF by visiting their web site.