Category Archives: Inductees

Martin Carl – 2022 – Builder

Portrait by Sheila Romard Portrait sponsored by Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Martin Carl was born in 1959. He relocated to the Barrie area in 1984 after receiving his Bachelor of Education degree from Lakehead University. Between 1984 and 1989, … Continue reading

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David Mills / Paul Marley – 2022 – Builders

Portrait by Gisele Lapalme Portrait sponsored by Barrie Rotary Club Dave Mills and Paul Marley have both been actively involved with the Barrie Baycats since the teams’ inception over 20 years ago. Dave Mills served as President and Paul Marley … Continue reading

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Gary Goodridge – 2022 – Athlete

Portrait by Keith Diemer Portrait sponsored by Simcoe Building Centre Gary Goodridge was born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1966 before relocating to Barrie in 1973. While in high school at Eastview S.S., he was involved in both Rugby and … Continue reading

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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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Jeff Gilbert – 2018 – Athlete

Portrait by Keith Diemer Portrait sponsored by Georgian International Jeff Gilbert was born and raised in Barrie. He grew up playing in the Barrie Minor Hockey Association and the Barrie Minor Lacrosse Association. In 2000, Jeff made the inaugural team … Continue reading

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Henry Verstraten – 2018 – Builder

Portrait by Joel Perron Portrait sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Barrie Henry Verstraten was born in Holland and emigrated to Canada in June of 1950 at the age of 15. Although burdened by deformities of his feet, Henry was involved … Continue reading

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Raymond Bolech – 2018 – Athlete

Portrait by Elvira Lusa-Dzumhur Portrait sponsored by Simcoe Building Centre Ray Bolech was born in 1964. He has been involved with Special Olympics since 1996 and is actively involved in Track and Field as well as 5 Pin Bowling. He … Continue reading

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Philip Lock – 2018 – Athlete

Portrait by Mme. Gisèle Lapalme Portrait sponsored by Barrie Rotary Philip Lock was born in 1982 and has been an active athlete in Special Olympics representing Barrie since 2004. He is a year-round athlete, focusing on Track and Field in … Continue reading

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