Inductee Name: Harry Warren
Date: Class of 2014
Inducted in the builder category, the great pioneer Dr. Harry Warren is commonly known as the father of field hockey in Canada. And like many in the sport, his involvement began as a young player. While a second year student at the university of british columbia, he formed the university’s first field hockey team. He kept playing, but his biggest accomplishments with respect to the sport, came as an administrator. He founded the Canadian Men’s Field Hockey Association and was a key player involved in the launch of the Women’s Association.
His efforts resulted in field hockey being recognized as an olympic sport by the Canadian Olympic Committee, and paved the way for field hockey players – for decades to come – to be a part of the world’s biggest tournament. In 1965, Warren and Canadian Olympic President Harold Wright received an international accolade which honoured Canadian field hockey and its service to hockey.
In many respects, field hockey in Canada is what it is today because of Dr. Harry Warren. Warren received many honours throughout his life, including the order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada, but he himself held sport and field hockey close to him.
Congratulations to Dr. Harry Warren on his induction into the Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame.