Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 1991
James Keddie's efforts in maintaining and promoting the games he loved were unparalleled in the annals of sport in the Bathurst area. Therefore, It was only right his name should stand forever as a member of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame, which inducted him into its Builder category. Bowling for more than 60 years not only made him a great competitor, it fully qualified him to coach others, and promote the game in the best possible way. A great all around athlete, James developed both boys and girls softball leagues in the city. He was also a very proficient dart player, who participated and promoted the sport for many years. As a youngster, he helped the Bathurst Junior Papermakers hockey team win the 1933-34 New Brunswick Junior Hockey Championship. That winning attitude from early on obviously played a great part in his future efforts at trying to instil the will to win in others.
The list of accomplishments of Lorne Whalen during the 1940s, ‘50s and '60s is one that is unmatched in this province. He was the very best at basketball, baseball, rugby and track and field, and his exploits are too numerous to list. However, they are highlighted by his induction into the St. Francis Xavier University Hall of Fame, and his selection as the greatest basketball player in the university's history over the first half of the 20th century. He was second in balloting for the greatest all-around athlete during that same period. His athletic progress alone would be more than enough to recognize Lorne Whalen. However, his greatest accomplishments were realized in the teaching and coaching of young people over a 35-year career in physical education. He was inducted in the Builder category of the Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame in 1991 for his never—ending dedication to the goals of his profession and for his tireless efforts on behalf of the youth of this community.
Callaghan Curling Rink
The Bathurst Sports Hall of Fame welcomed the Callaghan curling rink into its Team category back in 1991. Headed by Joan Callaghan, this rink won back-to-back New Brunswick titles in 1964 and 1965, entitling them to a berth in the Canadian Diamond D Championships. In its first trip to nationals, in Edmonton, Alberta, the Bathurst foursome posted a 4-5 won-lost record, and had the distinction of being the only team to defeat the eventual champions from British Columbia, which finished with eight wins in nine games. The Callaghan rink became the fourth from the Bathurst Curling Club to win a provincial title and go on to nationals, and they did it with a flair and style that endeared them to all.