This year many members of the NWT bowling community, both past and present, were considered for induction into the NWT Bowling Hall of Fame, but one individual stood out when it came time to make a decision.
This person packed a lifetime of accomplishments and achievements into a relatively short time frame.
This year’s inductee has served on his Zone’s executive as both President and Treasurer.
His Zone has relied on his leadership countless times.
He Holds various technical certificates such as Lane Certification, Judge of Play and he is a Certified Level 2 Coach.
He was not only a Youth Bowling Coach, but he also aided in bringing youth bowling to his city and he took his city’s first youth bowlers to the Territorial Championships.
In 1992 he was his city’s ‘Sportsman of the Year’.
And in 1995/96 he was his city’s ‘Volunteer of the Year’.
He has coached the NWT Team at the Canadian 5 Pin Open Championships and on five other occasions he bowled on the Mens and Mixed teams at the Canadian 5 Pin Open Championships.
In 1993 he won the Territories’ highest bowling honor when he won the Open Singles Championship.
But all these accomplishments pale in comparison to his greatest contribution to the bowling community… His class and character, and the way he carries himself both on and off the lanes is virtually unmatched.
We are proud and honored to welcome Hay River’s first inductee into the NWT Bowling Hall of Fame.