Five members to be added to Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame
The five inductees were officially announced at Tuesday evening’s city council meeting.
Going into the hall will be Adrien “Tic” Langlois, a longtime football coach at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute, tennis player Brad McFarlane, basketball player Bruce Sheen, high school football coach and ex-player Gord McLellan, and karate instructor Ken Tallack.
Langlois had a 27-year teaching career at KCVI, where he coached football, track and field, volleyball, gymnastics and curling and was the school’s athletic director.
Between 1986 to 2000, McFarlane played tennis at a high level and won provincial, national and international titles as well as competitions while at the University of Michigan.
Sheen was a standout basketball player for the La Salle Black Knights and later with the St. Lawrence Vikings in the 1970s.
Tallack has been a martial arts instructor since 1972, and since then has passed on his martial arts skills to thousands of young people in the Kingston area. He is a community leader, a champion for his charity work and an icon in Canada in the field of martial arts.
McLellan played university football for Waterloo and Queen’s. After university, he coached football and track and field from 1974 to 2003, first at Bayridge Secondary School then at Sydenham High School. He’s a member of the Queen’s football hall of fame.
The athletes and builders will officially be welcomed to the hall at an induction ceremony in early May.
They will join 173 other athletes and builders who have been inducted into the hall since its inception in 1995.