Former P.E.I. athletes Heather Moyse, Heather Morrison set to hitch Canada Video games Corridor of Honour

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — P.E.I.’s Heather Moyse and Heather Morrison will safe their place in Canadian sports activities historical past on Feb. 17.

Moyse and Morrison might be inducted into the Canada Video games Corridor of Honour.

At a ceremony that may happen on the Delta Prince Edward in Charlottetown, Moyse and Morrison will be a part of Sami Jo Small and Marc Gagnon, athlete class; and Vicki Keith, builder class.

Moyse enters within the athlete’s class, whereas Morrison might be acknowledged within the distinguished alumni part.

Moyse mentioned she was very stunned when a Canada Video games official informed her the information.

“Once they informed me I mentioned, ‘You do know I didn’t win a medal on the (Canada) Video games,'” Moyse laughed in an interview with SaltWire Community on Feb. 14 in recalling the dialog. “She began laughing and mentioned they have been conscious of that, nevertheless it has to do with the very fact I’m alumni.”

The four-time Olympian and two-time Olympic bobsleigh gold medallist added that it additionally has to do along with her success in sports activities since she competed in monitor and subject on the 1997 Canada Video games in Brandon, Man.

“It’s even about what I’ve executed past sports activities with my capacity to enlighten and empower (athletes) and what I’m doing now,” mentioned Moyse, who’s now knowledgeable speaker and self-motivator.

‘Very stunned’

Morrison additionally chuckles when she remembers being informed about her induction.

P.E.I.’s chief public well being officer mentioned her division has been working with the Canada Video games medical workforce.

When she was informed the pinnacle of the Canada Video games wished to talk to her, Morrison obtained all her notes about communicable illnesses and immunization able to reply any questions.

“So, I used to be very stunned,” Morrison laughed. “It was by no means what I had anticipated. I needed to put all my notes away.”

Morrison represented P.E.I. in subject hockey on the 1989 Canada Video games in Saskatoon, Sask., and returned to the Video games in 1993 as workforce supervisor in Kamloops, B.C.

Heather Morrison, who competed at the 1989 Canada Summer Games in Saskatoon and coached at the 1993 Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, B.C., points to herself in a photo clipped out of The Guardian newspaper. Morrison will be inducted Feb. 17 into the Canada Games Hall of Honour. - Dave Stewart/SaltWire Network
Heather Morrison, who competed on the 1989 Canada Summer season Video games in Saskatoon and coached on the 1993 Canada Summer season Video games in Kamloops, B.C., factors to herself in a photograph clipped out of The Guardian newspaper. Morrison might be inducted Feb. 17 into the Canada Video games Corridor of Honour. – Dave Stewart/SaltWire Community

Moyse mentioned her Canada Video games expertise was a lot completely different than representing P.E.I. and Canada on the Olympic Video games.

“Having grown up in P.E.I., a really small place, you’re not surrounded by these people who find themselves coaching to symbolize themselves in an enormous nation, so going to the Canada Video games was a extremely cool expertise,” Moyse mentioned. “I assume it was a stepping-stone for me with out even realizing on the time that it was.”

The Olympian mentioned attending the Canada Video games left an indelible impression on her.

She mentioned it’s about travelling with athletes set to symbolize the province, making a workforce bond from all these rivals and assembly athletes from throughout the nation.

“These are all people who find themselves coming collectively to do that factor.’’

Morrison mentioned she thinks about her Canada Video games days with fondness.

“I look again on my expertise, each as an athlete and serving to coach and handle a workforce,” referring to the sphere hockey groups she performed on and coached.

“It was all concerning the nice teamwork and the teammates I had. It wasn’t nearly getting ready for one (sport). It was about getting ready for months forward of time, an entire yr that went into it and the way you depend on the workforce, such great stuff you carry with you thru life.”

These expertise, Morrison mentioned, have served her properly in her position in the present day.

At a look

The Corridor of Honour was established in 2007. Following is info on among the previous inductees:

  • John Wilbert, builder, P.E.I.
  • Dave ‘Eli’ MacEachern, athlete, P.E.I.
  • Cassie Campbell, athlete, Ontario
  • Catriona Le Might Doan, athlete, Saskatchewan
  • Colleen Jones, athlete, Nova Scotia
  • Bruny Surin, athlete, Quebec
  • Cindy Klassen, athlete, Manitoba
  • Nicolas Gill, athlete, Quebec
  • Carla MacLeod, athlete, Alberta
  • Jennifer Heil, athlete, Alberta
  • Steve Nash, athlete, British Columbia.

Dave Stewart is a reporter with the SaltWire Community in Prince Edward Island. He might be reached by electronic mail at [email protected] and adopted on Twitter @DveStewart.

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