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Discussion: Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame

in: Orienteering; General

Apr 29, 2020 2:21 PM # 
2020 inductees to the Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame

Apr 30, 2020 7:23 AM # 
Terje Mathisen:
Ted only got there now? Why did it take so long?
I fondly remember the young foreign guy with the exotic name who used to attend Sørlandsgaloppen every year, always running in my age class since we're both born in 1957. :-)
Apr 30, 2020 1:31 PM # 
Congrats to gordhun too. Much of what follows could also be said about what he has done in the US too.

"Gord Hunter / Inducted in 2020
Gord has been a mover and shaker in Canadian orienteering since the late 1960s. He was a founding member of Ottawa Orienteering Club in 1969 and has since been a member of the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Orienteering Club, Orienteering Quebec, and Orienteering Canada. He is one of very few Canadians to be a member of the International Orienteering Federation Council. Gord has done a great job in bringing profile to the sport. As an event organizer and mapper, Gord headed up the High Schools Orienteering Championships in Ottawa in the 70s and 80s which brought a number of people into the sport who then became key members of Canada’s elite orienteering scene. He has created maps for schools, camps and for local and national competitions. Gord has been involved in major Canadian orienteering events since the 1970s, including Canada’s first international event in 1976, the O’Ring Quebec 5-Day. As an athlete, Gord was a member of Canada’s National Team in the 1970s, including being a member of the 8th place WOC relay team in 1978, still best ever for Canada. He continues to compete in his age group nationally and internationally. Gord’s enthusiasm for orienteering has brought many people into the sport as both participants and volunteers."
May 1, 2020 12:34 AM # 
Congrats to all the inductees!!
(and the inaugural members, too)
May 1, 2020 3:32 AM # 
Terje: "Ted only got there now? Why did it take so long?'

Keep in mind, this is only the second round of people being named to the hall of fame. From the OC website:

"The Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame was introduced in 2017, as part of Orienteering Canada’s 50th anniversary celebrations. We inducted 10 individuals as Builders in the inaugural Orienteering Canada Hall of Fame: Pat de St. Croix, Jack Forsyth, Kitty Jones, Colin Kirk, Jack Lee, Charlotte MacNaughton, Sass Peepre, Chris Skene, Patricia Skene and Jim Webster."
May 1, 2020 2:27 PM # 
Congrats to all the inductees, in both this round and the inaugural round. All are very deserving!
May 1, 2020 4:29 PM # 
Lots of well known and well deserved names in both those inductions.

I have many fond memories from my regular visits to Canada in the 70ies and 80ies. Can say that I know (or at least have met) them all except for the Skenes (?).
May 1, 2020 11:31 PM # 
Bubo: Not only did you know most of the inductees the other day I came across a photo of you suntanning on a Prince Edward Island beach with at least two of them.
The Skenes were the main catalysts in growing orienteering in Quebec after Harold Wybe got it started. Chris was great at finding areas and creating better and better maps. Patricia was a tremendous orienteering athlete and promoter. The COF really dropped the ball when they didn't sanction her going to WOC '70. The last I heard - 2017 - they were alive and well and living in Greensboro, NC.

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