New members join Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame

Sarnia’s Julia Greenshields seen scoring a try against Fiji in the Rugby Women’s Sevens Series in Australia in 2018. Photo Credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

Journal Staff

Ten individuals and a team make up the Sarnia-Lambton Sports Hall of Fame class of 2022.

The winners are:

AMATEUR ATHLETES: Kelly Lynn Killoran and Krista DuChene.

Killoran excelled in basketball from elementary school through university, winning many championships, all-star selections and individual awards. She was named to the Mayor’s Honour List in 2015.

DuChene, known as Canada’s Marathon Mom after winning the 2009 Mississauga Marathon on Mother’s Day, was a national marathon champion, Olympian and competed at the world championships. She was also a hockey all-star who helped the University of Guelph to a provincial title.

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE: John Lynch.

Lynch, who once scored five touchdowns in a local high school game, went on to play in the Canadian Football League with Montreal and Ottawa. He had three career interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

BUD MORRISON AWARD (for significant contributions to young people in sports: Murray Rempel and Denise Rempel.

Murray Rempel, a former SMAA president, coached or volunteered for baseball, fastball and tae kwon do, among other things.

Denise Rempel did everything from coaching, serving as a tae kwon do director and even as a concession worker at sporting events.

BUILDER: Barb Rigg Garbaty.

Garbaty coached many youth volleyball teams for the Sarnia Women’s Volleyball Club, and coached elementary and high school girls teams for 30 years. She provided training and mentoring to officials and served as co-president of the Twin Bridges Volleyball Club.

EARL MACKENZIE AWARD (for long-term involvement in sports): Robert and Marion Round.

Robert and Marion Round have been honoured by the Ontario and Canadian governments for their roller skating dance career, which includes winning national championships in 1987 and 1988.

BUD HAVELING AWARD (for special achievement): Patricia Chalmers.

Patricia Chalmers has been involved in tae kwon do at the local, provincial and national level, and was one of the first women in Ontario to obtain Master’s status. She was the first female president of the Ontario TKD association and also holds a Fifth Dan black belt, national coaching certification and refereeing certifications.

TEAM: 1994 Senior Braves.

The Braves, who played in the Western Counties Baseball Association, won the Ontario title in 1994. They advanced to the national championships in Red Deer, Alberta and brought home a bronze medal.

JACK ISOM AWARD (for Olympic and international athletes):

Julia Greenshields.

Greenshields has travelled the globe as a member of Canada’s national rugby sevens team. She played for the Canadian team that defeated the United States 21-17 to win a major tournament in Australia.

The winners will be inducted at a dinner to be held Oct. 15 at Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. The ceremony – the 38th in the history of the hall – is returning after a two-year absence due to the pandemic.