Lindsay and District Sports Hall of Fame announces 2023 inductees

By Lindsay Advocate

Among the 2023 inductees to the Lindsay and District Sports Hall of Fame is a Junior ‘D’ Hockey Team that won All-Ontario in 1965-66. File photo.

Nominations Chair Pat O’Reilly is pleased to announce the 2023 inductees to the Lindsay and District Sports Hall of Fame. There are four ‘strong and exceptional’ Candidates this year states Mr. O’Reilly, all with varied experience and talent.

First, Claus Andersen a sports photographer, originally from Omemee and now living in London, Ontario. Mr. Andersen is described as ‘world-class’ in capturing iconic sporting moments on image, ranging from the Olympics to professional hockey, the N.F.L., C.F.L., golf, harness racing and almost every major sporting event.

Next up is Harrison Carter, just 28 of age, and described as a true wonder in the sport of wakeboarding. Harrison has captured a provincial and a national championship, and is known as Mr. ‘Silky Smooth’ for his acrobatic and clean performances.

The third inductee is a young woman from the village of Woodville who has dedicated three decades of her life to teaching, coaching and mentoring young people in the sport of Figure Skating. Denise Harris is known as a compassionate and dedicated person who has touched the lives of hundreds of young skaters throughout the Kawartha Lakes and Durham Region.

The Hall of Fame’s fourth inductee is a team from Bobcaygeon. This Junior ‘D’ Hockey Team won All-Ontario in 1965-66 and several players went on to semi-pro and professional hockey. This team inspired hockey players and fans for years and generations to come, and was considered one of the most talented teams ever out of Bobcaygeon and the Kawartha region.

Mr. O’Reilly congratulates all four inductees and is looking forward to their formal induction this fall to the Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, October 22, at the Lindsay Armoury and gets underway at 2:00 p.m. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m., refreshments will be available for all, and the general public is invited along with all past inductees.

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