The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting six new members into the hall during this year’s induction ceremony being held at the Fredericton Inn on June 9. The inductees were announced today by the sports hall of fame’s board of governor’s chairperson John Estabrooks.
This year’s six inductees include Sarah Forbes, of Fredericton, who began her field hockey career at Fredericton High School. She was a member of the gold medal winning Team New Brunswick at the 1989 Canadian Summer Games. During her 16 years on the national team, she competed in 11 international competitions, including three Commonwealth Games and two Pan-American Games, resulting in one silver and three bronze medals. While playing field hockey for York University, Forbes was named all-star, most valuable player and all Canadian. Forbes now resides in Ontario and coaches the women’s field hockey team at the University of Guelph.
“We are proud to be announcing the election of these six distinguished athletes,” says Jamie Wolverton, Executive Director of the sports hall of fame. “We hope to see a great turnout for this year’s event and look forward to honouring all of these inductees.”
Tickets for the 2012 Induction Ceremony can be purchased at the office of the sports hall of fame located at 503 Queen Street in Fredericton, NB or by calling (506-453-3747).
These six deserving inductees bring the total number of sports hall of fame honoured members to 225.
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit organization located in the Garrison District of downtown Fredericton. It honours achievement in competitive sport and functions as a seasonal museum. It has more than 200 original portraits, an interactive virtual sports system and hosts numerous exhibits.
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