Category Archives: Inductees

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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Tonya Rouse Hillenbrand – 2016 – Athlete

Portrait by Gisele Lapalme Portrait sponsored by Rouse’s Plumbing Tonya Rouse Hillenbrand was born in Barrie and began her track career at a very young age. It all started when she was 8 years old on the Cross Country team … Continue reading

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Alex “Bubz” Massie – 2016 – Athlete

Portrait by Gisele Lapalme Portrait sponsored by Georgian International Alex “Bubz” Massie was born and raised in Barrie. As a child growing up, Alex spent 9 years playing hockey at the “A” and “AA” levels, winning a couple of York … Continue reading

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Sam Cancilla – 2016 – Builder

Portrait by Elvira Lusa-Dzumhur Portrait sponsored by Simcoe Building Centre Sam Cancilla was a man with an extensive interest in the arts, music, history, municipal affairs and sports. As a teenager he played collegiate football and basketball, and recreational hockey. … Continue reading

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