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Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame 2011
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Categories:  Athlete, Coach, Builder, and Team

Dave Chavarria



An outstanding high school athlete in track, soccer and basketball, where in 1991 he was selected the school’s outstanding Athlete of the Year, it was baseball where he was to make his name. A member of the Canada West under 17 championship team and for two years the Under 18 squad, he was a member of the Canadian national junior team that finished fourth in the World championships in Cuba in 1990, as a high school student, and was signed by the Texas Rangers the following year. He was traded by Texas to San Francisco and Seattle and then back to Texas where during an 11-year career he played at all levels including one major league exhibition start. He was the Rangers’ pitching coach from 2002 to 2006 and for the past two years has been the coach of the Bakersfield, California, Class A team.



Jason Delesalle


A Burnaby Central Secondary grad he won the gold medal in the penthalon at the 1996 Paralympic Games, setting as Games record 3.050 points. Also won bronze medal in discus at same Games. Silver medalist in javelin at 1992 Barcelona Paralympics. At the 1990 International Blind Sports World Youth Games he won silver medals in the 100 and 200 metres and long jump. Between 1992 and 2003 won multipule national championships. He is both the BC and Canadian record holder in the pentathlon for visually impaired men and a past recipient of BC Athletics Physically Disabled Athlete of the Year.



Hank Grenda






An accomplished all-round athlete in football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer and hockey who took his talent to coaching as well at the high school and college level. He played and starred on Burnaby championship teams in soccer, baseball and football, the latter his best known sport. As the quarterback for Burnaby Central Secondary he led them to league championships in 1964 and 1965 and as a result drew attention from scouts from American Universities and BC Lions, a team he played for in 1969 as backup quarterback and punter, the first Burnaby athlete signed by the Lions. He also enjoyed a career with Washington State University from 1965-1969 as quarterback, punter and field goal kicker. He passed away in 2006.


Michelle Hendry


During her four years at Simon Fraser University, the team went 110 wins, 23 losses with three Conference Championships and three trips to the NAIA National championships. She finished her career as the all-time leading scorer in SFU women’s basketball history, 3,152 points. At the time there were only four other female players who had scored more points in the NCAA, NAIA and CIU. During her SFU playing days she averaged 24.6 points per game and holds the record for the most points scored in a season, 879. She was twice named NAIA Player of the Year and was a two time All American, three time first team NAIA All American and was named SFU’s Athlete of the Year three times. She also played on Canada’s national women’s team over 15 years and played in 110 games. 11