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Burnaby Sports Hall Of Fame 2017
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Categories:  Athlete, Coach, Builder and Team.


Shelley Howieson


Shelley Howieson
When Simon Fraser University decided to form a women’s soccer program in 1988 the school pegged Shelley Howieson as its head coach. She didn’t leave until 2013 after creating a collegiate powerhouse in her 25 years in charge of the program. Her Clan soccer squads won NAIA national titles in 1996 and 2000, had three consecutive trips to the national finals (1996-98) and went to the NAIA championship tournaments 10 times in a 13-year span (1997-2010). Howieson was named NAIA coach of the year twice, as well as coach of the year by Sport BC and BC Soccer. In 2010, she was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame.



Charles Adrian Lavigne


When not wielding a wrench at Lavigne’s Engine Rebuilders on Kingsway – near his family home on 19th Avenue – the late Adrian Lavigne was the brains behind a women’s softball powerhouse known at various times as Green & Louie, Doc’s Blues and Alpha Sports. Starting in 1969 until 1993, Lavigne’s teams won a staggering 19 provincial and 11 national titles. It was also a top team in the Northwest League which included teams from the United States Pacific Northwest. His teams played in many international tournaments and represented Canada at two world championships finishing seventh in 1974 in Stanford, Conn., and second at El Salvador in 1978. Twelve of his players have been inducted into the B.C. Softball Hall of Fame and into the Canadian Softball Hall of Fame. Following their playing days, 13 became coaches and, like Lavigne, none have been thrown out of a game by an umpire.