The Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce they have partnered with the YourTV/Cogeco to launch a new weekly TV series – Sports Legends of Peterborough & District.
The show will capture the history of sport in the Peterborough District through interviews with the legends of sport inducted into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame (PDSHOF). The show will be hosted by Dan Malta of YourTV. Dan Malta said, “I am really excited to be able to learn more about Peterborough’s sports history through interviews with these sports personalities”.
The first show will air on YourTV (Channels 700HD and 10) on September 22, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and will repeat Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m. The shows will also be available through YourTV’s on demand function and on the YourTV.tv website. Stay tuned to the PDSHOF website (pdshof.com), Facebook and Twitter accounts for weekly announcements and links to the interviews.
Pat Bronson said “We are really pleased to bring the history of sport in the area to life and to launch the series with an interview with Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Lee-Anne Quinn; an outstanding athlete; a decorated veteran; and an amazing volunteer in our community and country”.
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 ‘A’ 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 Women’s 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 eight member base team to carry a 140 pound stretcher 270.15 km in 49 hours. Lee-Anne’s military career spanned 22 years as an Air Medical Evacuation Nurse with the CAF and she now serves as the first-ever woman Honorary Lieutenant Colonel in the Hastings and Prince Edward County Regiment. Her work with Veteran organizations is extensive.
Lee-Anne was named by Maclean’s Magazine, as one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in 1997. She received the Governor General’s Award of Military Merit in 2006, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012 and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of her leadership roles with the Peterborough chapter of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping.
Induction criteria for the PDSHOF can be found at https://pdshof.com/about/induction-criteria/
For further information please contact Patricia Bronson, Chair PDSHOF at email@example.com
Dan Malta, YourTV / Cogeco at (705) 772-7773 or firstname.lastname@example.org