Five new additions were made to the Millenium Place Sports Wall of Recognition.
 
On Thursday (August 31), local coaches and athletes were honoured for their contributions to the athletic community.
 
James Lazaruk and Phyllis Sadoway were added to the Builder category, which recognizes coaches, volunteers and officials.
 
Sadoway has coached for more than 30 years, is a member of Ringette Canada’s Hall of Fame and received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013. She also has trained ringette coaches across Canada and has served on the boards of both Ringette Alberta and Ringette Canada.
 
"It's a very big honour, an amazing honour, I lived here for 19 years and I've come back to coach a few times and I've been here for the last four winters coaching ringette teams," said Sadoway.
 
Lazurek has equally impressive accomplishments, including coaching the Edmonton Wildcats, the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team and Salisbury High School football team. He also was the head coach for the Salisbury Senior Girls basketball program for 28 years and was apart of the coaching staff for the Grant MacEwan women’s basketball team for eight years.
 
The late Jack Bond, Blaine Manning and Kristina Schultz were recognized in the Athlete category.
 
Bond was a decorated wrestler with 17 Canadian national championships, two gold medals from the Pan Am International Championships, and a silver medal from the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
 
Manning played for 12 years for the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). His team won four league championships Manning was selected as a three-time league all-star and was named Rookie of the Year in 2002.
 
Schultz became a Triathlete at the age of 32 and has reached the podium four times in her ten International Triathlon Union sanctioned race starts. She was named Age Group Excellence Athlete of the year four times by Triathlon Canada.

So far, the Millenium Place Sports Wall of Recognition honours 19 individual athletes, teams and builders and represents eight different sports.
 
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