After a one-year pandemic absence, the Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame is again, and the group has introduced its 2021 inductees.
This 12 months’s class options two particular person athletes for his or her vital contribution to sports activities within the Okanagan.
“We’re going to begin with an Olympic silver medalist in Scott Frandsen, who additionally gained seven different gold medals over his (rowing) profession,” mentioned COSHOF supervisor Pat Kennedy.
“Second up, Dorothy Jantzen helped information George Elliot Secondary Faculty to a provincial volleyball championship, after which helped information the College of Saskatchewan to a nationwide collegiate championship and was the MVP.”
Within the builder class, Al Horning is a reputation that lots of people know.
“Al Horning, he helped construct King Stadium and based the Kelowna Softball Affiliation,” mentioned Kennedy.
“He was additionally the founding father of the Kelowna Snowmobile Affiliation and went on to serve his neighborhood as a politician.”
This 12 months’s class will see two individuals obtain the corridor’s coveted Bennett Award.
“Two unimaginable volunteers in Rolli Cacchioni and Sharon Leveque. We misplaced them each this 12 months, however what an affect they each had in volunteering on this neighborhood and serving to assist sports activities in such an effective way,” mentioned Kennedy.
Central Okanagan Sports activities Corridor of Fame 2019
Rounding out the category is the 1993 Kelowna Spartans junior hockey workforce.
The Spartans, captained by Steffon Walby and coached by Jim Hammett, solely misplaced 12 regular-season video games on their approach to capturing the Centennial Cup.
“It’s an emotional factor for me as a result of on the time it was very emotional,” Hammett mentioned of being nominated to Central Okanagan Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
Central Okanagan Sports activities Corridor of Fame inductees introduced
“I imply, it was a extremely particular group, all the pieces simply got here collectively on the proper time,” Hammett added.
In gentle of the pandemic, the COSHOF will forgo an in-person induction ceremony and can as an alternative produce an hour-long video devoted to the ‘Class of 2021.’
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