Duncan Campbell Joining Hall of Fame
September 30, 2021Join Wheelchair Rugby Canada (WRC) in celebrating Duncan Campbell’s induction in the 65th Virtual Order of Sport Awards.
September 30th, 2021, Ottawa – Join Wheelchair Rugby Canada (WRC) in celebrating Duncan Campbell’s induction in the 65th Virtual Order of Sport Awards. On Sunday, October 3rd, Duncan will join the class of 2020-21 in a virtual event celebrating Athletes and Builders in Sport.
Duncan Campbell will be celebrated as the first representative of Wheelchair Rugby to receive the Order of Sport: Canada’s highest sporting honour.
Campbell will be inducted in the Builder category for his role in developing the sport of Wheelchair Rugby from its early inception in 1976. Campbell’s involvement has led to the transformation of the sport from its beginnings, originally called “Murderball”. The sport has since evolved to become one of most popular Parasports, making its Paralympic Games debut in 1996 as a demonstration sport and achieving full medal status in 2000.
A Builder is an individual who has outstandingly contributed to Canadian sport as a leader, administrator, official, coach, business leader, and media or in other roles.
The live event will take place virtually on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021, and will be open to all Canadians. The presentation begins 7:30pm ET, (5:30pm MT), via YouTube.
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