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Our City’s Athletes

Athlete · Athlète · Netaa-odaminad

Opening of the Memorial Gardens, February 20, 1949. 996.2.4, courtesy of Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Archives

Our City’s athletes have achieved amazing things locally, nationally, and internationally. They are recognized in many different ways, including the Sault Ste. Marie Walk of Fame, the Medal of Merit, and the Athlete of the Year Award. Here at the Complex there are three areas named after Sault athletes. Can you find them?

Jo Forman Track

  • Started coaching at Sir James Dunn High School in 1956
  • Introduced new sports to high schools: track and field, gymnastics, wrestling
  • Won the HP Broughton Memorial Trophy (1977)

Rocky DiPietro Field

  • Canadian Football League receiver for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Recognized in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  • Awards:
    • All-Eastern All-Star
    • All-Canadian All-Star
    • Most Outstanding Canadian Player Award
    • Lew Hayman Trophy (Most Outstanding Canadian Player Eastern Division)
    • Grey Cup Participation
    • Grey Cup Championship Team
    • Tiger-Cats Walk of Fame

Art Jennings Speed Skating Oval

  • Lived from 1929-2012
  • Coached baseball and speed skating
  • Awards:
    • George Wallace Award
    • SSM Medal of Merit
    • SSM Sports Hall of Fame
  • Winter Olympics:
    • 1992 Albertville, France
    • 1994 Lillehammer, Norway

Challenge Yourself!

Can You Draw?

Create your own sports award. Include its name, a picture of what it looks like, and how it can be won.

Think about it…

Who is your favourite local athlete? Why?