About the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame
A project several years in the making, the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame pays tribute to the stars of Chilliwack’s rich sporting history. The Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame was officially launched in October of 2013.
The inaugural class consisted of Dave Archibald in the athlete category, Joe Ogmundson in the coach category along with the Turbo Fastball squad in the team category. Inductees for 2014 included 3-Field Squadron and CFL’s Rick Klassen.
All inductees are featured on the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame official website and within the display on the concourse at Prospera Centre.
One of the founding members and the driving force behind the creation of the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame is Judy Fitzsimmons. Judy was well known and well respected in our community and we know she would be proud of how her dream has come to fruition.
The success of the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame relies on the efforts of numerous volunteers and the generous support of community partners.
Board of Directors
Barry Douglas, Acting President
Barry has over 20 years of experience of working in the media and Junior Hockey Chilliwack. He is involved in various community events and groups which has included being a member on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Chilliwack Crime Stoppers. He has coached soccer, lacrosse, hockey and baseball.
Eric Welsh, Past President
Eric Welsh moved to Chilliwack in December of 2006, and has spent the last seven years as the sports editor of the Chilliwack Progress. A graduate of both BCIT and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, he has won several provincial and national writing awards for Chilliwack-related articles. Welsh has been part of the Chilliwack Sports Hall of Fame process since day one, attending the first meeting in early 2007.
Cory Causton, CPA, CA, Treasurer
A native of Abbotsford, B.C., Cory now resides in Chilliwack, B.C. with his wife and four children. Sports have always been an important part of his life from playing various sports growing up including hockey, baseball, and snowboarding to now enjoying watching is children at their various sporting events. Cory is an accounting manager at LLT in Chilliwack, B.C.
Anne Russell, Director
Anne Russell has lived in Chilliwack since 1992. She works as media and communications manager for the University of the Fraser Valley. She was inducted into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame in 2015 in the team category as a member of one of the first girls’ soccer teams to play in the historic Sun Tournament of Soccer Champions in 1981. These days, she’s one of the oldest players in Chilliwack Over-30 women’s soccer spring and fall leagues, and also enjoys badminton and cycling. She has enjoyed watching her three kids play soccer for Chilliwack FC, and is also a selection committee member for the UFV Cascades sports hall of fame.
Ryan Mulligan, Director
Bio coming soon.
Jacob Bestebroer, Director
Bio coming soon
Jamie Benton, Director
Bio coming soon.