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Lee-Anne Quinn

Born in Peterborough, Lee-Anne was a gifted athlete known for her dedication and leadership. She was a Lakeshore Ladies Softball League All-Star as a member of Lakefield’s Kingdon Lumber which won a Provincial Intermediate ëAí title in 1978, a bronze Provincial medal in 1979 and a Senior Tier II Provincial Gold medal in 1980. Lee-Anne also won a PWSA silver medal with Port Hope in 1983 and two Provincial titles in 1984, 85 with the Cobourg Angels. At Seneca College, she captained the Scouts to the 1985 OCAA softball title. She was the tournament MVP, All-Star and Top Hitter with a .875 average. She still holds the Ontario College Athletic Association record for the highest single season batting average (.714).

Lee-Anne won a 1978 Ontario Womenís Hockey Association gold medal with the Peterborough Sportland Buzz Bee Juveniles and was the tournament high scorer. She was a member of Peterborough senior teams which won 1983 and 1986 OWHA championships. Lee-Anne co-captained Seneca to an OCAA hockey gold medal in 1984-85. In 1985-86 she was named Seneca College Female Athlete of the Year and won the prestigious Seneca Cup. During her military career, she was the only female to achieve a Guinness World Record by assisting her 8 member base team to carry a 140 pound stretcher 270.15 km in 49 hours.

Lee-Anne was named by Macleanís Magazine, as one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in 1997. She received the Governor Generalís Award of Military Merit in 2006 and the Queenís Jubilee Medal in 2012.

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