TORONTO – The Canadian Olympic Committee is set to honour five legendary Olympic figures at this year’s Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner & Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 16.
The event will take place in Moncton at the Casino New Brunswick, where an exemplary class of three athletes, one builder and one coach will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The 2011 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame inductees are no exception and include figure skater Elvis Stojko, swimmer Curtis Myden, bobsledder David MacEachern, women’s hockey coach Melody Davidson and cycling builder Marc Lemay.
Davidson is head coach of both the 2010 and 2006 Olympic gold medal women’s hockey teams in Vancouver and Turin. Davidson was assistant coach in 2002 when the women’s team won its first-ever Olympic gold medal. She has been head or assistant coach for four World Championship teams, and two world silver medal squads. She is the only person ever to be named five straight years to the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity’s “Most Influential Women” list. Davidson is globally admired for her dedication to the women’s game, her core belief in values and her leadership.