Canadore Inducted into the 2013 OCAA Hall of Fame
Canadore is pleased to announce that two of its elite athletes are being inducted into the 2013 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Hall of Fame.
The OCAA Hall of Fame is dedicated to the recognition of extraordinary contributions and accomplishments within collegiate sports in Ontario. This year, Linda Turcotte and Christine Pellerin are being honoured as members of the All-Millennium Hockey teams.
Both are graduates of Canadore’s Recreation and Leadership program and played Forward on the Canadore Kittens Women’s Hockey Team. Turcotte was the 1979-80 OCAA Tournament All-Star, the 1980-81OCAA League All-Star and League Scoring Champion, as well as Canadore Athlete of the year in 1970-71 and 1980-81. Pellerin was 1984-85 and 1985-86 OCAA League All-Star, as well as Canadore Athlete of the Year in 1984-85 and 1985-86.
“This is a tremendous honour for me,” said Turcotte, proud Canadore graduate and Director of Student Services. “Hockey has always been a passion of mine. I remember being so proud to represent Canadore through a sport I love and being recognized for these efforts is greatly appreciated.”
The OCAA Hall of Fame was established in 2003. This year, 49 new members will be inducted in the sixth OCAA Hall of Fame ceremony, to be held at the Delta London Armouries in London, Ont. on May 1.
Full bios of each of the new inductees will be released in the coming weeks leading into the OCAA Hall of Fame Gala.
For more information on the origins and history of the OCAA Hall of Fame and to view honoured members biographies and photos, please visit the OCAA Hall of Fame website at www.ocaa.com/fame.
Linda Turcotte, Canadore Director of Student Services
The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association is a recognized leader in intercollegiate athletics in the province, dedicated to student athlete and sport development. The OCAA has 30 members sponsoring 16 league and tournament championships.
Canadore provides access to over 60 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and student services. Each year, approximately 1,000 graduates join a network of 39,000 alumni working around the globe.