On Friday, November 15, the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame inducted seven new honoured members at a ceremony in the Halifax Convention Centre. These inductees included arguably Nova Scotia’s greatest female basketball and soccer players, the most beloved player ever to compete with the Halifax Mooseheads, the province’s biggest rugby star, two incredibly dedicated builders and promoters of local sport, and our first ever Special Olympics athlete. A force to be reckoned with in the sport of power lifting, highly decorated Special Olympics athlete Jackie Barret made history joining the Hall of Fame this year.
Barrett was inducted with the all-time leading scorer for Canadian women’s university basketball, Justine Colley-Leger; varsity and national team soccer superstar Suzanne Muir; Mooseheads legend and NHL player Jody Shelley; and, the record-holder for the most caps as a Canadian rugby scrum half, Morgan Williams. In the builder category, long-time Little League coach, baseball manager and community hero Henry Boutilier, along with international basketball official and mentor Roger Caulfield, were also inducted on November 15. The event was broadcast live by Eastlink Community TV.