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Introducing the Class of 2021

SEAN FOLEY ~ Builder: Golf                    

Attended Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School

Recipient - Golf Scholarship Tennessee State University

Began golf teaching career at Glenn Abbey Golf Club (Oakville)

Moved to Orlando Florida (2006) where he began working with Stephen Ames  (2014 inductee: Canadian Golf Hall of Fame)

Current students include: Justin Rose (2016 Olympic Gold medalist); Cameron Champ; Lydia Ko; Danny Willett and Sam Horsfield

Former students include: Tiger Woods; Sean O’Hair; Hunter Mahan

Twice featured on  the cover of Golf Digest 

Voted top golf teacher in the world by players on the PGA tour


DR. JOHN KENDALL ~ Athlete/ Builder:  Running

Founder Burlington YMCA Post- Cardiac Club - “a revolutionary concept” 

Co-founding Father of The Burlington Runners Club 

Recipient of Queen’s Commemorative Jubilee Medal 

Recipient of the Physicians Care Award 

Accomplished distance runner: former Canadian Veterans Record holder 100 mile distance; completed a double crossing of the Grand Canyon; competed in the Boston Marathon

Medical Director: American Marathon Trials (1980-1984); Toronto Marathon (1990-1993); Skylon Marathon (1995-2002)

Honourary Staff Member at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital 


JIM LAWSON ~ Athlete/ Builder: Hockey, Football / Horse Racing

Graduate Aldershot High School 

Recipient Hockey Scholarship Brown University

Played Burlington “AAA” Midget Hockey; AHL- Nova Scotia Voyageurs; Drafted by Ottawa 67’s  as a 15 year old

Drafted by Montreal Canadiens - Injuries short-circuited NHL career

First Independent Chair, CFL Board of Directors & twice served as interim Commissioner of the CFL

Leadership & resolution led to revival of Woodbine Racetracks

Recipient of the prestigious Commissioners Award

Current CEO of Woodbine Entertainment 

Recognized as one of the TOP 25 most influential sport persons in Canada 


DON LOVEGROVE ~ Builder:  Media 

Alumnus Burlington Central High School

37 year career in sport journalism with the Hamilton Spectator including the Burlington Bureau

Known as “The Dean of Amateur Sports”

Covered first College Bowl at Varsity Stadium – 1964

Recipient: CIAU Media Award

Inductee: Hamilton Hurricanes Hall of Fame; “Mohawk College Sports Hall of Fame”; Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame

Spectator award-winning sport journalist, Steve Milton penned: “Don was one of those giants upon whose shoulders the current generation of local sports media will stand.”


CAROL-ANGELA ORCHARD ~ Builder: Gymnastics

Graduate Burlington Central High School

Credits her lifelong passion for Gymnastics being a former member of the Burlington Gymnastics Club

Highly decorated National & International coach: Gymnastics Canada; Gold Coach Award for International Excellence; Women’s Program Service Award; Life Member Award

Olympic Coach Life Member Award

Two-time International Senior Coach of the Year 

Recipient highest honour of recognition by the International Gymnastics Federation: Honourary Diploma of International Coaching 

Respected Analyst ~ CBC Television: Covering Olympics; World Championships; Pan Am & Commonwealth Games 


Burlington Sports Hall of Fame Induction


Tuesday, October 26th ~ Burlington Golf & Country Club

5:30 ~ Doors Open

6:00 - 7:00: Cocktail Social

7:00 - 8:00: Formal Inductions

8:00 p.m. ~ Evening Concludes / Social

Tickets: $60 per person *** Hors D’Oeuvres will be served throughout the evening/ Cash bar

Contact Wayne Heslop: 

**** N.B: Number of attendees will be determined based on Covid 19 capacity restrictions set out by the Government of Ontario.