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David Maxwell Whyne – 2021 – Athlete

Portrait by Keith Diemer Portrait sponsored by Barrie Rotary Club David Whyne has been involved in Special Olympics Barrie since 2009. He is a year-round athlete, competing in Nordic Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Snowshoeing, Soccer, Track and Golf. After competing at … Continue reading

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Jade Irvine – 2021 – Athlete

Portrait by Gisèle Lapalme Portrait sponsored by Simcoe Building Centre Jade Irvine joined Special Olympics Barrie in 2013. She is a multi-sport athlete, competing in snowshoeing, swimming, soccer, track and 5 pin bowling. Jade has competed in Provincial Games for … Continue reading

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Michael Wimbs – 2021 – Athlete

Portrait by Elvira Lusa-Dzumhur Portrait sponsored by Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Society Michael Wimbs became involved with Special Olympics in the early 2000’s. After a brief hiatus, he returned to active participation in Special Olympics in 2014, participating in … Continue reading

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2021 Induction Ceremony

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Ron Andrews – 2019 – Builder

Portrait by Keith Diemer Portrait sponsored by Barrie Rotary Ron Andrews was born in Brampton in 1965 and was an outstanding multi-sport athlete in high school. Ron was introduced to rugby while at Brampton Centennial SS and was described as … Continue reading

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Catherine Elizabeth Smith – 2019 – Athlete

Portrait by Elvira Lusa-Dzumhur Portrait sponsored by The Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Society Catherine Smith was born in Barrie in 1963 and has been involved in the Special Olympics program since 1996. She is a year-round athlete who participates … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Richard Pike – 2019 – Athlete

Portrait by Gisèle Lapalme Portrait sponsored by Simcoe Building Centre Jeff has been an active athlete with Special Olympics since 1997 and advanced to the provincial level in snowshoe racing, track and field, bowling, and soccer earning medals in each … Continue reading

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Trevor J. Cowan – 2018 – Coach / Team Official of the Year

Mr. Trevor Cowan epitomizes the term volunteerism. He is a past president of the Barrie Trojan Swim Club, and for the past 6 years he has volunteered his time and expertise towards the successful internal governance of this not for … Continue reading

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Brad Chestnut
2019 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Brad Chestnut has been a mainstay in the coaching fraternity at Barrie Central Collegiate Institute since 1990. When Central closed, Brad moved to Bear Creek S.S. Under his guidance and tutelage, a great number of youngsters have advanced their athletic … Continue reading

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2019 John Crawley “Local Lifetime Achievement Award” recipient.

Leonard Day
The 2019 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Len has been a long standing member of the sports community here in Barrie and the surrounding area. Len has dedicated much of the last 35 years to the game of rugby here in Barrie and Simcoe County. Len has … Continue reading

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The 2019 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.