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Graham G. Wilkins

Graham G. Wilkins

From 1974 to 1984, Graham was a member of both the Trent University and Peterborough Rowing Clubs. His crews were gold medalists at the Canadian Championships in 1981, 82 and 83 and the North American Championships (Canadian Henley Regatta) in 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1984. Graham was also a member of the Peterborough crews in 1981 and 1984 that completed at the Royal Henley Regatta in England.

As a member of the Canadian National Team, he won gold in the 1982 men’s pairs at the Vienna International Regatta and represented Canada at the Worlds in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was a member of Canadas men’s eight that won bronze at the 1983 Pan Am Games in Caracas, Venezuela.

From 1975-80, he coached the first boys rowing crews from Adam Scott and PCVS and helped coach Trent University to an OUAA Championship in 1979. In 1982 he was involved in fundraising, designing, and construction of the Kinsman Boat House at Trent University. From 2002 to 2005 Graham coached the girls rowing program at PCVS, and from 2006 to 2008 coached the boys program at St. Peter Secondary School.

In 2006 he won two gold medals in the Masters Division at the Canadian Henley Regatta. Grahams passion for team-oriented competitions also extends to winter sports. For the past twenty years, he has actively supported local cross-country skiing and speed skating initiatives. While attending both Trent and Queens Universities, he competed in cross-country skiing and has been a long-time member and fundraiser for the Kawartha Nordic Ski Club.

As a speed-skating participant, enthusiast and visionary, from 2001 to present, he has been instrumental in raising funds, purchasing land, constructing, and operating a natural ice 400-metre long-track Oval in Lakefield. From 2006-2012, he was the President of the Ontario Speed Skating Association.

Year Inducted:

2019

Status:

Active

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Year Inducted:

2019

Status:

Active

From 1974 to 1984, Graham was a member of both the Trent University and Peterborough Rowing Clubs. His crews were gold medalists at the Canadian Championships in 1981, 82 and 83 and the North American Championships (Canadian Henley Regatta) in 1976, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1984. Graham was also a member of the Peterborough crews in 1981 and 1984 that completed at the Royal Henley Regatta in England.

As a member of the Canadian National Team, he won gold in the 1982 men’s pairs at the Vienna International Regatta and represented Canada at the Worlds in Lucerne, Switzerland. He was a member of Canadas men’s eight that won bronze at the 1983 Pan Am Games in Caracas, Venezuela.

From 1975-80, he coached the first boys rowing crews from Adam Scott and PCVS and helped coach Trent University to an OUAA Championship in 1979. In 1982 he was involved in fundraising, designing, and construction of the Kinsman Boat House at Trent University. From 2002 to 2005 Graham coached the girls rowing program at PCVS, and from 2006 to 2008 coached the boys program at St. Peter Secondary School.

In 2006 he won two gold medals in the Masters Division at the Canadian Henley Regatta. Grahams passion for team-oriented competitions also extends to winter sports. For the past twenty years, he has actively supported local cross-country skiing and speed skating initiatives. While attending both Trent and Queens Universities, he competed in cross-country skiing and has been a long-time member and fundraiser for the Kawartha Nordic Ski Club.

As a speed-skating participant, enthusiast and visionary, from 2001 to present, he has been instrumental in raising funds, purchasing land, constructing, and operating a natural ice 400-metre long-track Oval in Lakefield. From 2006-2012, he was the President of the Ontario Speed Skating Association.

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