The Regina Sports Hall of Fame has added six more inductees in the class of 2018.
Three athletes and three builders of sport in Regina will bring the total to 96 inductees.
One of the recipients is sprint kayaker Kia Schollar who said it was within Regina that she found her stride to the world stage.
“In my opinion, the reason I made it as far as I did was because of Wascana. So, there’s pretty unique training environments in Saskatchewan. There’s a lot of wind and a perfectly good course where some of the fastest national records have been set here.”
Doug Folk who is a builder in the Regina hockey community said it’s an honour to be recognized by the community.
“I looked at some of the recipients in previous years and the work they’ve done in their respective sports. So, I’m pleased. It’s a great organization.”
Ross Richardson, a builder of racquetball in Regina said he’s always been involved in the sport and felt the need to grow it in the Queen City.
“For a number of years, I played and then I started to enter tournaments. Then there would be people at the tournaments that would go off the committee, so I got on the committee and felt the need for others to learn and for lessons.”
The ceremony will be held in October.
Here is the full list of the 2018 inductees to the Regina Sports Hall of Fame:
Ross Richardson – Builder – Racquetball
Doug Folk – Builder – Hockey
Carol Chernishenko – Builder – Synchronized Swimming
Glen Nelson – Athlete – Basketball
Kia Schollar (Byers) – Athlete – Sprint Kayak
Lucas Makowsky – Athlete – Long-track Speedskating