Category Archives: Jean McCann Unsung Hero

Doug Cundall
The 2018 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Doug Cundall is a highly regarded official provincially, nationally and internationally. He began umpiring in 1966 working games 4 or 5 nights a week and most weekends. He acquired Level 4 Umpire certification in both Fast Pitch and Slo-Pitch but … Continue reading

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The 2018 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Don Buchanan
The 2017 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Don Buchanan was born and raised in Barrie. He has resided in Barrie all 62 years of his life. He has played Slo-Pitch for 32 years, is an avid golfer and a passionate Notre Dame Football fan. Don became involved … Continue reading

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The 2017 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Mike Clark
The 2016 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Mike Clark was born in Tillsonburg, Ontario in 1954 and relocated to Barrie in 1967. He has played pick-up hockey and is an avid golfer. He played for Bentorswell Construction and Starr Electric in the Barrie and District Intermediate Fastball … Continue reading

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The 2016 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Carl Lawrence Davidson
The 2015 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Carl Lawrence Davidson took over the Alpine Racing Program at Snow Valley Resort in 1964. He taught ski racing to the Nancy Green level (ages 6 to 13 years) skiers. Davidson also taught Alpine Racers (ages 14 to 18 years) … Continue reading

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The 2015 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Roger Gillespie
The 2014 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Roger Gillespie has been involved in a variety of sports which include Barrie Minor Baseball, High School Volleyball, Slopitch Ontario, McMaster University Volleyball and the Barrie Baycats. With Barrie Minor Baseball Gillespie was a Rookie Ball Coach in 1990, Minor … Continue reading

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The 2014 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Sue & Gary Charters
The 2013 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Gary and Sue Charters have been married for 38 years. They have 3 sons Bob, Brad and Brett. They have been living in Barrie since the fall of 1991. They began their involvement with sports when their son Bob began … Continue reading

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The 2013 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Bill McKeen
The 2012 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Barrie Examiner Article – Bill McKeen Bill McKeen took up the game of hockey at 20 years of age and played for 17 years. At 31 years of age, he started coaching while still playing the game. After he moved … Continue reading

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The 2012 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Jim Savill
The 2010 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.

Jim Savill already had 17 years of Volleyball experience before he arrived in Barrie. His resume included OVA Certified University Referee. High school girls volleyball coach. Organizer of a men’s Provincial B volleyball team. A Regional Volleyball Official. A National … Continue reading

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The 2010 Jean McCann Unsung Hero Award recipient.