Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame will welcome five new inductees August 15

The Glengarry Sports Hall of Fame members and friends will be celebrating five new inductees at the 40th Annual Induction Supper August 15 at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria.

Maxville’s George Currier, Laggan’s Kent MacSweyn, the late Gary Shepherd, Colleen Cameron-Wetering and founders of the Alexandria Junior B Glens Hockey Club will join the ranks of many others who’ve contributed so much to sports in the area.

Currier has been involved in sports all his life, having played most, including hockey, broomball and softball while supporting and coaching many athletes. Several years in local politics is another highlight of his life.

MacSweyn devoted a lot of time to soccer, Laggan Recreation, hockey, broomball, curling and The Heavy Events at the Glengarry Highland Games. Education has been another key part of his life.

The late Gary Shepherd played football, hockey, soccer, broomball and contributed immensely to the Junior B’s. As owner of Glengarry Sports Shop, he supported, encouraged and mentored many who visited the store where athletes shopped and legends were made.

Founders and promoters of the Junior ‘B’ Glens Hockey Club, Guy Cholette, Gilles Lefebvre, A.W. Hope, Gary Shepherd, Duncan MacDonell, Claude Lanthier, Wilfred Menard, Duncan Morris, J.P. Touchette, and Roger Roy will be honored for their contributions.

Finally, Colleen Cameron Wetering will be appreciated for her dedication and talent to team sports. As an all- around athlete, she’s been voted most valuable player many times in various sports, including basketball, volleyball, track and field, broomball and softball.

The Induction Ceremony tickets will be available for $40 before August 9 and $50 after.

Stories of this year’s athletes will be featured in the following weeks leading to the big gala.

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