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World Famous Williams Lake Icon To Be Honored

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating 3 of the biggest defining moments in BC sports history at its Annual Summit this weekend in Kelowna, one involving a former Williams Lake resident.

Rick Hansen’s 1987 Man in Motion World Tour will be honored along with Nancy Greene’s Olympic gold and silver medals at Grenoble in 1968, and Canada’s upset win at the 16-country Alfred Dunhill Cup Team Golf Championship in 1994 won by Dave Barr, Ray Stewart, and Rick Gibson.

Both Hansen and Greene are long-time honored members of the BC Sports Hall Of Fame, Greene from the class of 1969 and Hansen from the class of 2007.

Previous milestones recognized by the Hall include Terry Fox’s 1980 Marathon of Hope, Vancouver Canucks 1994 Stanley Cup Final run, BC Lions 1994 Grey Cup championship, and the transformational Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

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In a release, Chief Executive of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, Nicholas Cartmell stated “it’s our way of keeping these defining moments alive for generations to come.”

The Hall curates a collection of 27 thousand heritage artifacts and 100 thousand archival documents representing 150 years of sports history in British Columbia.

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