The City of Richmond announced nine outstanding individuals will be inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame on Nov. 18 at Richmond city hall.
“Sport is an important part of our community’s heritage, as well as providing lifelong benefits to its participants and inspiration for us all,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie, via a news release.
“It is an honour to recognize each of this year’s inductees for their achievements and dedication to their sport by having them inducted into the Richmond Sport Wall of Fame,” said Brodie.
Now in its third year, the wall, located at the Richmond Olympic Oval, includes the categories: Pioneer, Builder, Coach, Official, Athlete, Masters Athlete, Team and Special Achievement.
This year’s inductees include:
Arjan Singh Bhullar – 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Darcy Marquardt– 2012 Olympic silver medallist and 2006 world champion
Brian Johns – Most decorated swimmer in Canadian university history
Jennifer Joyce – 2006 Commonwealth Games silver medallist
Andrew Mavis – 2000 Olympic athlete
Nancy Carey – 30 years of service as a volunteer, administrator and coach of girls field hockey
Kanwal Singh Neel – Outstanding contribution to amateur sport as an International Athletics official.
Glenn Kishi – Two-time junior football provincial champion coach
Dr. Doug Nielsen – Richmond Girls’ Softball Association coach and executive
This year’s induction ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 18 in council chambers at Richmond city hall. The induction ceremony is open to the public.
Members of the public are now being encouraged to submit nominations for 2018 inductees to the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame by Dec. 31. See Richmond.ca/Sports for an application.
y of Richmond website or www.richmond.ca/sports. Applications can be sent to email@example.com.