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Burnaby Sports Hall Of Fame 2014
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Brian Cowie

Triathlon, Cycling

Cowie is a visually impaired athlete who has participated in nine para-cycling world championships as a road and track cyclist. He’s won 14 national championships and snagged a silver medal in the 1998 world championships in the individual time trial. Cowie was ranked No. 1 in the world on the track in 2009 and won a bronze at the world championships that year. In addition to cycling, Cowie has competed in 15 Ironman triathlons, including three world championships. And he’s done more than 100 short course Olympic distance triathlons, winning silver at two ITU championships.



Russ Heard


Burnaby lacrosse icon Russ Heard will be inducted into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame in February.

The lanky Heard was a scoring machine for the Burnaby Lakers. He was the Western Lacrosse Association scoring champion in 1992, 1997 and 1999 and a first-team league all-star five times. Heard racked up 1,201 points, including 447 goals, in the 399 games he played which is ninth all-time in the WLA. Heard also played in the National Lacrosse League for the now defunct Charlotte Cobras for one season and the Toronto Rock for three.
Heard’s No. 9 was the first jersey retired by the Lakers in 2013. He coached the senior Lakers for seven season making the playoffs each time.



Anna Schnell


Anna Schnell
Schnell was an elite player on an elite Burnaby Lake Rugby Club squad. In her six seasons (2004-2010), Schnell was a dominating force as Burnaby Lake won three provincial championships. She also led B.C. to its first Canadian championship in eight years in 2005. Schnell has played more than 30 times for Canada including the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. In fact, she was the second highest scorer in the 2010 tournament in England with 46 points losing out on the scoring title by only two points.