They ran, they threw, they tackled, they swung golf clubs — and they even shot arrows.

They are the four newest members of the Prince Edward County Sports Hall of Fame and they’ll be ushered into the local athletic shrine Saturday at Essroc Arena. Induction ceremonies were slated to start at 7 p.m.

The 2013 inductees are Rebecca Lynne Chambers, Daniel Douglas Foster Dulmage, Carol Anne Ireland and Louis C. Garrison.

• REBECCA CHAMBERS

Born on March 9, 1970, Chambers attended Athol Public School and Prince Edward Collegiate where she specialized in gymnastics. Also training at the Quinte Bay Gymnastics Club in Belleville, she was an OFSAA silver-medallist at PECI, then continued to compete at the collegiate level at York University in Toronto where she won several national awards.

Displaying her versatility, and despite no prior experience in track and field, Chambers joined the York U. team to compete in pole vault. By 1995, and again in ’99, she was Canadian outdoor champion, setting records in ’95 and ’97. She was CIS champion in ’98.

Chambers went on to represent Canada at the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 1999 Pan American Games.

• DAN DULMAGE

Born in Picton on March 1, 1950, Dulmage was raised on South Bay on Babylon Road, attending Roses School and South Marysburgh School before completing his secondary school education at PECI.

Dulmage didn’t play football until it was re-introduced to PECI in his final year, but he went on to become a two-time OUA All-Star at the University of Western Ontario in London, and then joined the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1973 as a defensive lineman.

Dulmage’s 1971 Mustangs team was inducted into the UWO Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

• CAROL ANNE IRELAND

Born in Kingston on Aug. 19, 1940, Ireland’s family moved to The County 10 years later and she attended St. Barbara’s School on Picton Heights and PECI.

Ireland took up archery at the age of 26 and quickly made up for lost time. She won the Ontario outdoor title three times, the provincial indoor crown on four occasions and qualified for the Canadian world championship team three times. Ireland also won the Canadian title twice.

She became the first-ever female Canadian archer to shoot 1100 FITA. She won a silver medal at the world championships in Valley Forge, PA, in 1969 and three years later came within a point of qualifying for the Canadian Olympic team. Ireland was a five-time member of the Canadian Ambassador Cup team.

A former member of the Belleville Archery Club, Ireland was inducted into the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

• LOU GARRISON

Born in Campbellford on Jan. 31, 1937, Garrison grew up in The County and attended Mary Street School in Picton and PECI. He took up golf under the tutelage of Fred Purcell at the Picton Golf and Country Club, winning the club championship three times before moving to Toronto in 1968 to become a pro at the Rosedale Golf Club. He was later a pro at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. Garrison was among the first Canadian golf pros to pioneer the use of video while teaching.

On the links, playing out of Sutton Creek Golf Club, Garrison won the Canadian senior championship in 1988 and shot an opening-round 69 at the Senior British Championship at Turnberry in Scotland — sharing the early lead with legendary golf great, Gary Player.

Garrison later earned his card to play on the U.S. Men’s Senior Tour. He died in Windsor on June 16, 1992.

Rebecca Chambers
Rebecca Chambers

FROM:  http://www.intelligencer.ca/2013/09/05/pec-sports-hall-of-fame-grows-by-four

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