Hall an­nounces honourees

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens - News The with files from Lynn Mac­nab

NEXT DEAD­LINE: Mon­day, June 11, noon

Glen­garry Sports Hall of Fame mem­bers and friends will be cel­e­brat­ing five new in­ductees at the 40th an­nual in­duc­tion sup­per, on Aug. 15 at the Glen­garry Sports Palace, in Alexan­dria.

Maxville’s Ge­orge Cur­rier, Lag­gan’s Kent MacSweyn, the late Gary Shep­herd, Colleen Cameron-We­ter­ing, and founders of the Alexan­dria Ju­nior ‘B’ Glens Hockey Club will join the ranks of past in­ductees who con­trib­uted greatly to sports in the county.

Cur­rier has been in­volved in sports all his life, hav­ing played most, in­clud­ing hockey, broom­ball, and softball, while sup­port­ing and coach­ing many ath­letes. Sev­eral years in lo­cal pol­i­tics is an­other high­light of his life.

MacSweyn de­voted a lot of time to soccer, Lag­gan Re­cre­ation, hockey, broom­ball, curl­ing, and the heavy­weight events at the Glen­garry High­land Games. Ed­u­ca­tion has also been an­other key part of his life.

The late Gary Shep­herd played foot­ball, hockey, soccer, and broom­ball. He con­trib­uted im­mensely to the Ju­nior ‘B’ Glens. As owner of the Glen­garry Sports Shop, he sup­ported, en­cour­aged, and men­tored many who vis­ited the store, where ath­letes shopped and le­gends were made.

Founders and promoters of the Alexan­dria Ju­nior ‘B’ Glens Hockey Club – Guy Cho­lette, Gilles Le­feb­vre, A.W. Hope, Gary Shep­herd, Dun­can MacDonell, Claude Lan­thier, Wil­fred Me­nard, Dun­can Mor­ris, J.P. Touchette, and Roger Roy – will be rec­og­nized for their con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity and the sport of hockey.

Fi­nally, Colleen Cameron-We­ter­ing will be in­ducted to the Hall for her ded­i­ca­tion and tal­ent in team sports. As an all-around ath­lete, she’s been voted most valu­able player many times in var­i­ous sports, in­clud­ing bas­ket­ball, vol­ley­ball, track and field, broom­ball, and softball.

In­duc­tion sup­per and cer­e­mony tick­ets will be avail­able for $40 be­fore Au­gust 9 and $50 there­after. Bi­ogra­phies of this year’s in­ductees will be pub­lished here in over the weeks lead­ing up to the big gala.

Pee­wee Gaels warm up for their Sun­day foot­ball ac­tion.

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