Throughout the month of August, Field Hockey Canda has been celebrating the inductees for the FHC Hall of Fame class of 2020. Several standout members of the BC field hockey community are being honored. Access the FHC Latest News
page to read more about the inductees.
In the Athlete Category, David Bisset was remembered. "David established himself early on as a tremendous leader and goal-scorer. A multi-talented player, Bissett went on to lead Team Canada to the Olympic Games and World Cup including recognition as the Closing Ceremonies Flag Bearer for the 1983 Pan American Games."
Both inductees in the Coach Category are from British Columbia:
"Shiaz Virjee is a world-class coach, having led the Men’s National Team to Olympic and World Cup competitions. An FIH coach, he has coached at every level of the game from youth to international over the past 40 years. He continues to give back to the game as a coach and mentor today."
"Shiv Jagday is one of the marquee coaching figures in Canadian hockey history having multiple World Cups and Olympic games under his belt. He is one of the most accomplished and decorated coaches in Canadian history and is a shining example of a hall of famer."
In the Builders Category, three important figures of field hockey in our province were nominated: Barb Hart Harris, Moira Colbourne and Peter Buckland.
"Barb Hart Harris is the ultimate ambassador of the game. She was instrumental in the lead-up and execution of the highly successful 1979 World Championship in Vancouver. She created the 79ers group which continues to this day as a sport, philanthropic and social club."
"Former National team athlete, Moira Colbourne continued to give back to the game after retiring as a player. She did so in many ways as a league president and founder, coach and mentor. Notably, she served as the Commissioner on the Burnaby Parks and Recration board leading the creation of sport artificial turf fields."
"Peter Buckland was an internationally renowned Canadian player before transitioning to administration, where he’s remembered as an important Canadian Field Hockey Association president and known for his contribution to hosting the 1976 Montreal Olympics – the first to be held on an artificial playing surface. Peter was central to this transition from grass to artificial surface and in doing so impacted our sport around the world and permanently changed the game."
Here is the complete list of inductees:
Jean Major Gourlay
Barb Hart Harris
1983 Men’s National Team
Congratulations to all the inductees!