Thursday, August 17, 2017

Regina Sports Hall of Fame To Add 6 in October


For the 15th straight year the Regina Sports Hall of Fame is honouring
people who have contributed to sports within the city by inducting
them into the Hall.

This year’s inductees into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame are: Jackie
Moore (Athlete; basketball); Brian Desjarlais (Athlete; weightlifting);
Kim Bergey Kaip (Athlete; judo, wrestling); Jerry Zbytnuik (Builder;
football); Don McDougall (Builder; multi-sport); and Kim Walker
(Athlete; golf).

The 15th annual induction ceremony is slated for Thursday, October 5 at
Evraz Place. Reception starts at 7:30 p.m. with the ceremony slated
for 8:15 p.m. Snacks and a cash bar are available. Tickets cost $35
each and $20 for children (12 & under). Tickets are available from
RSHF directors, Ceremonies chair Cathy Glasser (306-584-7230)
and Security Key & Lock (306-525-5651), 2512 Dewdney Ave.

There are now 90 inductees in the RSHF — 38 athletes, 35 builders, 13
teams and four patrons. There are also 150 honourary members with
Regina connections who had previously been inducted into the
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

The Regina Sports Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that was
formed to honour athletes, builders, teams and patrons who have
contributed to sports in
Regina. Our display site is in the Co-Operators Centre inside Evraz
Place. Information and the list of past inductees are on our website: Nominations must be submitted by June
1 annually.


RSHF 2017 Inductees

Kim Walker (Athlete; golf)
-- Still active; won Regina amateur championships in 1993, 2002 and six
straight from 2012-17; Saskatchewan amateur champ in 2016 after
runner-up finishes in 2014-15, represented province at Canadian
championships 2014-16; Saskatoon amateur champion in 2015; provincial
mixed team champ (with Randy Gilewich) in 2014-15; Royal Regina
women’s club champion in 1993-94, set record for winning 12 straight
club championships at Wascana Country Club 2005-16; Saskatchewan
Women’s Order of Merit Tour winner in 2015-16; born May 28/67 in
Logan, Utah.

Don McDougall (Builder; multi-sport)
 -- Long-time teacher and principal in Regina Public School Board,
served on numerous boards and coached boys and girls school teams while
also active member of Order of Demolay, Masons and Wa Wa Shriners;
board member, president (1997-98) of SaskSport, with whom he chaired
several committees and served as president of the Hall of Fame
(2003-04); committee member and provincial chair of KidSport; minor
football coach-of-the-year in 1967; director and president of Regina
Rams (1980-81, winning national championships both years) and presdient
of Prairie Junior Football Conference; game-day productions for
Saskatchewan Roughriders and served on team’s management committee;
born Nov. 17/43 in Regina.

Jerry Zbytnuik (Builder; football)
 -- Coached Miller High School football team for 10 years before
joining junior Regina Rams (1977-83), spending last six years as head
coach and appearing in three straight national championships, winning
in 1980 and 1981 with teams since inducted into SaskSport Hall of Fame;
also coached high school wrestling before coaching sons and daughters
in ringette, hockey, t-ball, baseball and soccer; teacher and
vice-principal for 30 years with Regina Catholic School Board; received
numerous volunteers awards for long-time work with Football
Saskatchewan and Football Canada, both of whom he served as president;
born Jan. 30/44 in Kamsack.

Kim Bergey Kaip (Athlete; judo, wrestling)
 -- Canadian judo champion in 1991 and junior champion in 1989, world
masters champ in 2003; first female in Judo Saskatchewan’s history to
attain 5th degree black belt; CIAU wrestling champion in 1997-98 and
four-time winner at Canadian championships (1993, ’95, ’96, ’97);
attended international competitions in both sports, highlighted by
three first-place finishes in Sunkist International Wrestling
championships and silver medal at 1991 US Open International Judo
championships; four-time SaskSport athlete-of-the-year also served as
official in both sports; born Aug. 7/72 in Brandon.

Brian Desjarlais (Athlete; weightlifing)
-- Started weightlifting after playing competitive softball; after
winning Master category (40-49) bench press at 1998 Can-Am Police Fire
Games, he moved to Grand Master (50-59) and won seven more golds at
subsequent events; also has six gold medals and two silver medals from
four World Police Fire Games between 2003 and 2013; list of gold-medal
performances includes 2000, 2001, 2004 and 2015 Canadian championships,
2015 North American Powerlifting championships (for three lifts: squat,
bench and deadlift) in the 60-69 category; won bench-press and 3-lift
gold medals at provincial championships in 2004, 2007 and 2013; born
June 17/49 in Fort Qu’Appelle.

Jackie Moore (Athlete; basketball)
-- Competed in basketball, volleyball and athletics at Thom Collegiate
before five-year basketball career at University of Regina; won three
straight GPAC championships and qualified for CIAU tournament, winning
silver in 1991, her final appearance; only player in U of R history
with three All-Canadian and five conference all-star selections -- GPAC
second-team in 1987, first team 1988-91 and All-Canadian 1989-91;
university’s record-holder for points per game (18.5); playing for
Canada, she averaged 5.4 points for Canada at the 1992 Olympic
qualifying tournament, won bronze at 1991 Summer Universiade and played
in 1991 Pan-American Games; played professionally in Germany’s second
and top division until 1997, un-retired in 2009 to form a successful
club team; teaches phys ed and English at a high school in Cologne;
born Nov. 11/68 in Regina. 

(Darrell Davis/Regina Sports Hall of Fame)


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