Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees
Norm MacLeod (Soccer)
McLeod was a member of Canadais first-ever World Cup soccer team, scoring the nationis first goal in the tournament. As an 18-year-old, he was a member of the national team that toured the Soviet Union in 1960. McLeod, who played four times for Canada, was also a dominating force on the provincial soccer scene. As a member of the B.C. All-Star team, McLeod put the provincial squad on the map – including a vaunted win over touring Tottenham Hotspur. He was inducted into the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005, as well as the B.C. Softball Hall of Fame.
Gail Harvey Moore (Golf)
Harvey Moore established an impressive golfing resume by the age of 15, when she won the first of three straight Canadian junior championship titles. In 1961, Harvey Moore placed second at both the Canadian Ladies Amateur and Canadian Closed championship. She also represented Canada in a number of international competitions. A near-fatal car crash in 1969 slowed Harvey Moore down, but didnit stop her. She recovered to win both the B.C. and Canadian Amateur womenis titles in 1970. She passed away in 1993. Over the years, Gail has been inducted into the Royal Canadian Golf hall of fame, Pacific Northwest hall of fame and BC Sports Hall of fame. Itis our honour to induct her into Coquitlamis Hall of Fame
Neil Godin (Gymnastics)
His feats on the trampoline began to attract attention in Maillardville when Our Lady of Lourdes gym team was established in 1950. Starting as a 12-year-old at the 1954 nationals, Neil won the junior mat tumbling title and recording a couple of Canadian firsts – including the first Canadian to perform the triple-twisting back somersault. As a student at what was then Como Lake High School, Neil brought home a handful of medals from successive Canadian Senior Gymnastics championships in gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling. He qualified for the Pan Am Games. Godin would later coach the national team.
Willi Azzi (Soccer)
Azziis name has become synonymous with soccer in B.C. Involved as a coach and volunteer with the old Cape Horn association, Azzi was a founding member of the Metro-Ford Soccer Club in 1984. He spearheaded numerous trips that took local players to European elite competitions. Under Azziis guidance, the soccer club that is now known as Coquitlam Metro-Ford has become a dominating force on both the youth and senior soccer levels, resulting in 26 provincial champions and four national champions.
Don Cunnings (Gymnastics)
Donis involvement in sports in Coquitlam started as a coach at Our Lady of Lourdes, when he formed a gymnastics team that produced numerous medals at national and international competitions. In 1964 he was elected vice president of the Canadian Association of Physical Education, Health Education and Recreation. As the cityis director of parks and recreation, Cunnings was a key promoter of Coquitlamis bid to host the 1991 BC Summer Games, resulting in a number of legacy facilities. He oversaw numerous major steps in the cityis sports programs and facilities.
Lois McNary (Special Olympics)
Lois heard an advertisement in 1982 calling for volunteers to assist with Special Olympics in Coquitlam and made it her cause. The Coquitlam native started out as a volunteer and helped establish Special Olympics BC – Coquitlam. Over the years she has stepped up and filled numerous key roles in the organization. In her present position of Vice President and Sport for Special Olympics BC Lois has travelling to Provincial, National and World Games, representing Special Olympics at global conferences while growing the local and provincial organization. McNary is also a founding member of the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame.
2001 Coquitlam Adanacs
The Coquitlam Adanacs achieved the ultimate in senior A box lacrosse with its Mann Cup national title victory at the PNE Coliseum. After finishing the regular season 12-8, the squad got on a big role in the playoffs and marched to the B.C. title. In the Mann Cup championship against the Brampton Excelsiors, it appeared the Adanacs had met their match. But led by MVP Andy Ogilivie, Coquitlam overcame a 3-1 series deficit and a four-goal hill in the third period of Game Seven to claim itis first and, so far, only national title on Colin Doyle’s goal with 35 seconds left in regulation.