Category Archives: Inductees

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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Bruce Gardiner – 2017 – Athlete

Portrait by Keith Diemer Portrait sponsored by Innovative Automation Bruce Gardiner came up through the Barrie Minor Hockey Association and played two years with the Barrie Colts, from 1988 to 1990, when the franchise played at the Junior B level. … Continue reading

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Stephanie Sherlock – 2017 – Athlete

Portrait by Mme. Gisèle Lapalme Portrait sponsored by Simcoe Building Centre Stephanie Sherlock relocated to Barrie at a very young age of 12 years. She attended Barrie North Collegiate. Stephanie had a very successful Junior and Amateur career in the … Continue reading

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Megan Lukan – 2017 – Athlete

Portrait by Elvira Lusa-Dzumhur Portrait sponsored by Barrie Rotary Megan Lukan was born in Toronto, lived in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, for six years, and then returned to Canada in 2000 to settle in Barrie where she began her athletic career … Continue reading

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