Class of 2013 set to enter hall of fame

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO – The Colchester County Sport Hall of Fame will welcome four new members next week.

Cindy Tye

Cindy Tye, Kris Burley, Robert Joe and Somebeachsomewhere will be enshrined into the hall at the Marigold Cultural Centre Nov. 8 during a ceremony beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Marigold $15 per person.

Tye was a soccer star at Acadia University, helping the Axewomen win a national championship in 1990. She also won six national senior medals and played for Canada's national women's teams in 2001 and 2002, representing her country at the Algarve Cup in Portugal.

Burley enjoyed a successful career in gymnastics. He won four national championships, two of them as a junior athlete, and between 1991 and 1999 he competed in the world championships, two Commonwealth Games, two Pan American Games, as well as 10 other international competitions. His bronze in the 1995 Pan Am Games, as well as representing Canada in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, highlighted an extensive international career.

Joe’s athletic accomplishments spanned 42 years and includedfootball, baseball, hockey and track and field and took him to locations such as Hong Kong, Tampa Bay, Montreal, Vancouver and all across the Maritimes.

Joe played university football at Dalhousie, played for the Truro Junior Bearcats hockey team, winning theAPC league in 1968 and playing in the league all-star game in 1969.

Somebeachsomewhere,an Ontario-bred pacer, is considered one of the greatest standardbred horses of all-time.

The son of Mach Three and Where’s the Beach won 20 of his 21 career starts. Along the way, he set four world records, including the fastest race mile in the history of the sport (1:46:4) and recorded sub -1:50 miles in half of his 20 wins.

In 2008, Somebeachsomewhere was one of the biggest news and sports stories of the year in Canada. He was featured on CBC, was named Newsmaker of the Year in Nova Scotia and North American Horse of the Year.

In 2009, the horse was inducted into the Canadian Racing Hall of Fame.

Organizations: Marigold Cultural Centre, Acadia University, Pan Am CBC Canadian Racing Hall

Geographic location: Canada, Marigold, Algarve Portugal Atlanta Hong Kong Tampa Bay Montreal Vancouver Ontario Nova Scotia

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