Hall announces honourees
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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.