The Municipality of Clarington congratulated five local sporting heroes who have made an impact on local sports in the community with their 2018 induction into the Sports Hall of Fame.
The annual celebration recognizes individuals who contribute to the growth of sport in the community and who have excelled in their chosen sport. The inductees are nominated in four categories including athlete, builder, team and honorary.
Steve Brinkman – Athlete
Bowmanville native with a 17-year career on the Canadian Senior Men’s Volleyball Team and more than 300 international matches. Steve holds the record for the longest playing time for any athlete selected to Team Canada.
Angela Fice – Athlete
Kyoshi 7 Dan Black belt, a multiple World Champion, Team Canada coach and consultant. Works martial arts with special needs children at Grandview Children’s Centre.
Sam Norwood – Builder
The driving force behind the growth and development of baseball in Clarington and instrumental in the formation of the Eastern Ontario Select Baseball Association.
Nan Spencer – Builder
Created the structure for girls’ hockey teams in Clarington and was instrumental in Bowmanville hosting the Senior A Provincial Championships which fed into Canada’s first Olympic Woman’s Hockey team.
Kendal Eagles 1976 Senior D Baseball Team
The Kendal Eagles built a baseball legacy beginning with its first provincial championship in 1976. Kendal would hold the championships again in 1983, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2017 and 2018.