Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame Inductions 2017
COQUITLAM, BC – The Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame continues its celebration of the best in community’s sports with the induction of two athletes, two teams and three builders for the class of 2017.
Joining the accomplished list of Hall of Fame members are soccer’s Carlo Corrazin, football’s Nick Hebeler, Centennial Secondary’s senior girls basketball teams of 1987 and 1988, and builders Barry Parish, Vivien Symington and Ken Winslade.
The athletes being honoured have elevated their game and their sport to higher levels through determination, skill and dedication, from football’s Nick Hebeler, the Centennial senior girls basketball teams of 1987 and 1988, and soccer’s Carlo Corazzin.
Hebeler was a standout lineman with the BC Lions from 1979 to 1985, as well as two years in Saskatchewan. He anchored the defensive line for the 1985 Grey Cup champions and in recent years was voted onto the Lions 50-year Dream Team.
Corazzin starred for a handful of strong teams, from the Vancouver Whitecaps, Cambridge United of the English 2nd Division, and Oldham Athletic. Many of his grandest accomplishments came while wearing the Canadian maple leaf, helping Canada win its first CONCACAF title in 2000 as the tourney’s Golden Boot champion.
The Centennial Centaurs achieved a majestic championship by rising up the charts in 1987 as underdogs, then with a handful of players returning proved their mettle by successfully defending the B.C. senior girls championship in 1988.
Parrish was a guiding force with the Coquitlam Sharks Swim Club and B.C. swimming, as well as an experienced swim official for more than 40 years. His involvement in the sport, as well as establishing the Jason Parish Memorial Scholarship, have benefited local swimmers.
Symington’s contributions in the areas of gymnastics and rehabilitation have made an impact globally. A 40-year coaching career as well as operating a Coquitlam gym for 30 years gave her insight that resulted in establishing programs for children with autism and neurodevelopmental delays.
After a stellar high school and university playing career on the hardwood, Winslade turned his energies to the administrative and executive side for basketball in B.C., spearheading the growth and success of the High School provincial boys championships for more than 40 years.
Also being celebrated are the annual Wall of Fame honourees, who are recognized for their achievements in 2016.
The list of Wall of Fame recipients includes: junior athletes Connor Hollingshead and Shallon Olsen; high school athletes Nic Greene and Jacqueline Lew; senior athletes Christian Del Bianco and Jasmine Glaesser; university athletes Adam Jones, Challen Rogers, Samantha McIlwrick and Addy Townsend; athlete with a disability Ahmad Zeividavi; master athlete Urith Hayley; team the Coquitlam junior Adanacs; coach Pat Coyle of the Jr. Adanacs; and volunteers Earlene Graham and Gayle Statton.
The newest inductees and honourees will be celebrated in a gala ceremony at 7 p.m., June 15 at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Centre, 633 Poirier St., Coquitlam. For ticket information please contact Lois McNary email@example.com.