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September 9, 1998
Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame Announces 1998 Inductees
  
The Board of Governors for the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to
announce the names of the six individuals who will be inducted into the
Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame for 1998.

Jockey Sandy Hawley, writer George Duddin, water skier Carol-Ann MacDonald (nee
Duthie), badminton player Donald Smythe and skating coaches Marijane and Louis
Stong were chosen for 1998.

The induction dinner will take place at The Old Mill on Thursday, October 22,
1998 starting at 6:30 p.m. Ticket information for the dinner is available by
calling (416) 394-8528.

The Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame is located at Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke.

A brief bio of the 1998 inductees follows:

1998 Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

George Duddin
In 1947, George was offered his own regular weekly column in The Advertiser
under the pen name of Red Duddin. From that time until 1978, George also
reported on the Lakeshore sports scene for the Toronto Telegram and later The
Globe and Mail. His overall contribution to sports was honoured when he was
awarded the Centennial Medal in recognition of his valuable service to the
country.

Sandy Hawley
A young Sandy Hawley was once described as a hovercraft on horseback as he
created his distinct winning style. To his credit, he was twice named Canada's
Athlete of The Year, was inducted into the Canadian Racing Hall of Fame, earned
four Queen's Plate victories and has been awarded the Order of Canada. Since
his retirement from riding, Sandy has plans for a career in broadcasting and
public relations with the Ontario Jockey Club.

Carol-Ann Macdonald (nee Duthie)
At age 13, Carol-Ann began water skiing at the CNE waterfront show. Within two
years, she became a top performer - winning the North American, Mexican,
United States and Canadian Water Skiing Championships. In 1953, Carol-Ann won
the World Junior Water Skiing Championships. As a life-long resident of
Etobicoke, Carol-Ann was named Etobicoke citizen of the Year and has been
inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Donald Smythe
There are very few Canadian players who can match Don's fierce determination,
sportsmanship and professionalism in the sport of badminton. Beginning in
1950, Don won numerous Ontario and national championships in both singles and
doubles. He was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame in
1974. Don was a finalist in the Canadian Badminton Masters Games held at the
Etobicoke Olympium in 1985.

Marijane and Louis Stong
Together, Marijane and Louis have coached 11 national Canadian championships as
well as World and Olympic Champions and medalists. Their reputations as
outstanding coaches have attracted many skaters from around the world to
Etobicoke to learn from these masters of the art. Marijane and Louis have
produced several amateur ice shows, run their own off-season skating school
and, most recently, choreographed television specials for the CBC.


Media Contact
Bill Channing
Director, Facilities Division
Parks and Recreation Division, Etobicoke Region
(416) 394-8528

 

 

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