Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame 2023 Inductees

CORA recognized that there were many individuals who had made “Significant and Exemplary Contributions” to Canadian outrigger canoeing, but their stories had never been captured, and they had never been formally recognized. CORA spent January 2021 thru June 2023 tracking down this history, and fact-checking as best as possible the exploits of those individuals who founded CORA, who founded / nurtured CORA clubs, who inaugurated / perpetuated races, who excelled at IVF / Molokai / Catalina / Queen Liliuokalani events, and who designed / built / imported / distributed canoes to grow the sport.

As of the August 2023 CORA Board Meeting there were 7 individuals inducted into the Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame for 2023.

Lotus Sports Club had graciously offered to host a Canadian Outrigger Canoeing Hall Of Fame presentation for the 7 inductees at the Lotus CORA Cup Championship Iron event on the July 22/23 weekend to recognize these individuals, but none of the Inductees could attend. CORA will have an online Town Hall in November of this year to recognize the inductees for 2023.

CORA wishes to congratulate the 7 Canadian Outrigger Hall Of Fame 2023 Inductees:

  • Ruth Matson
  • David Hill
  • Nancy Botting
  • Len Morris Jr.
  • Lynda Roberts
  • Norman MacDonell
  • Leanne Stanley

You can visit the CORA website and view the “Virtual Hall Of Fame” that has the names / headshots of the 7 individuals inducted this year and links to a 3-page PDF that has their contributions in 2-pages and a 1-page set of references on every online article that CORA could find where they were mentioned.

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