The Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame’s membership grew to 68, as five people were inducted into the shrine in its 10th anniversary ceremony at Michelangelo Banquet Centre Wednesday.
Hilda May Binns won Canada’s first Paralympic gold medal and went on to capture 58 medals in track and field and swimming over four years in Paralympic, Parapan American Games and Canadian Championships.
Quarterback Bernie Faloney was a three time Grey Cup Champion, including two titles with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and was inducted into both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Track star Nancy Lewington set the Canadian record of 11.8 seconds in the 100 metres at the Olympic trials in Saskatoon, before heading off to the 1960 Rome Olympics were she competed in the 100 metres and the four-by-100 relay.
Thérèse Quigley transformed the McMaster University Athletic and Recreation Department into one of the most progressive athletic programmes in the country, over her 18 year tenure as Director.
McMaster’s Paula Schnurr competed in two Summer Olympics in the 15 hundred metres and the five time All-Canadian won 28 Ontario University medals at the 1000 and 15 hundred metres, as well as a Commonwealth Games silver medal.
Source: Al Craig