Tourism, Heritage and Culture
New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees23 February 2017
QUISPAMSIS (GNB) – The names of the six new members who will be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on May 27 were announced today.
“I congratulate these individuals and teams who will soon become members of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. “Our government believes that through sport, recreation and active living, we can improve the well-being and the quality of life for all New Brunswickers.”
The members will join the hall when it holds its induction ceremony at the qplex in Quispamsis on May 27. The inductees will increase the number of honourees to 257.
"We are incredibly proud to announce the Class of 2017, who showcase the talent our province has to offer," said Clem Tremblay, chair of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame board of governors. "We are also very excited to recognize the Town of Quispamsis as the host community for our 48th annual Induction banquet and ceremony."
The new members are:
Kimberly Adams-Tattrie of Tide Head
Kimberly Adams-Tattrie is arguably the most successful professional golfer to come from New Brunswick. Her first place win at the Futures Tour in Lakeland, Florida, makes her the first New Brunswicker to win a professional golf tournament. Her impressive achievements from 1991 to 2005 on the provincial, national and international circuits have made her one of the most decorated female golfers in Canada. She is also a member of the Campbellton Sports Hall of Fame.
Flood Brothers of Renforth
Brian and Henry Flood were a lightweight pair in rowing throughout the early 1980’s who won three gold, two silver and three bronze medals in their first three years of national competition. They competed in the Canadian National Rowing Championships, the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and FISA, proudly representing their hometown and New Brunswick on the national stage. The two both went on to compete individually, winning a combined four more gold medals in both American and Canadian National Championships.
Team Hanlon of Saint John
Team Hanlon consists of Heidi Hanlon (Skip), Kathy Floyd (Mate), Jane Arsenau (Lead) and Judy Blanchard (Second). Their 30-year career has led to an impressive resume of provincial, national and world championship titles. Having participated in 15 Scotties Tournament of Hearts national competitions, Team Hanlon has brought New Brunswick to the forefront in competitive curling. Their Senior Provincial, National and World championship titles in 2011-2012 led to their induction into the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
Paula Keating of Miramichi
Paula Keating is an accomplished marathon runner, and holds numerous provincial records. Her career has spanned more than a decade with many accomplishments and firsts in New Brunswick, as well as internationally. For five consecutive years she was named Female Runner of the year by RunNB, and is an inducted member of the RunNB Hall of Fame and the Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame. She continues to challenge herself by participating in the Miramichi Rock n’ Run every year, which she has won every year since 2006.
Ernest Quigley (1880-1960) of Miramichi
Ernest Quigley had a career spanning more than 50 years that included coaching, umpiring and refereeing. His love of sports inspired him to be involved in many disciplines such as baseball, basketball and football. It is estimated that he presided over 15,000 games throughout his career – most notably when he refereed the very first Olympic basketball game ever played at the 1936 Berlin Games. His undeniable passion for sport was recognized by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Kansas University Sports Wall of Fame, State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame and the National Collegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Jeffrey Scholten of Fredericton
Jeffrey Scholten has set two world speed skating records throughout his decorated career. His abilities were recognised at a young age, when he placed first in the Maritime Championships three times in five years. He then went on to represent New Brunswick and Canada, in national and international competitions from 1994 to 1999, both individually and as a team member. In 2000, he was inducted into the Speed Skating Canada Hall of Fame.
Tickets for the induction banquet and ceremony may be purchased at the Town of Quispamsis or the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, 503 Queen St., Fredericton, or by calling 506-453-3747.
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit organization located in the historic Garrison District in downtown Fredericton. It honours achievement in competitive sport and functions as a seasonal museum. It has an interactive virtual sports system and more than 240 original portraits. It also hosts numerous exhibits.