The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced on Tuesday, March 6th the 2007 inductees into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. The list includes longtime hockey volunteer Brian Wakelin. Hockey Canada, on behalf of all those involved in hockey in Canada, congralutates Brian on this honour.
The annual Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner to honour the Class of 2007 will take place on April 21 at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax.
The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame recognizes those who have served the cause of the Olympic Movement with distinction.
Brian Wakelin (builder, St. John’s, Nfld.), was instrumental in growing the Olympic Movement and developing the sport of hockey across Canada over a 30-year period, beginning in 1971. Wakelin was elected as the Vice President of the Canadian Olympic Association in 1990 and represented Canada at five Olympic Games, including serving as Chef de Mission at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. An influential member of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, Wakelin held a variety of positions within the organization including Chairman of the Board from 1985-1987.