Builders

Beryl Campbell
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Name

Beryl Campbell

Community

Fort Wiliam/Thunder Bay

Induction Sport

Skating

Induction Year

1992

Biography

Beryl's introduction to figure skating began in her native England. Moving to Fort William in the early 1950s she joined the Fort William Figure Skating Club in 1954 which would mark the beginning of her over 30 years of involvement. In 1957 she was elected the club's first female President, a position she held again in 1960.

Instrumental in starting the practice of bringing judges to northwestern Ontario, she served as a judge herself for over 30 years. Committed to providing skating opportunities for the citizens of Fort William, Beryl helped promote the idea of a Summer Skating School which became a reality in 1969.

Serving as the Chairman of the Northern Ontario Section, Board Member and Vice-President of the Canadian Figure Skating Association Beryl also served as a Team Manager for various Junior and Senior Canadian teams, travelling to competitions throughout Canada, France and the former Soviet Union.

Whenever a figure skating event happened in Thunder Bay Beryl always seemed to be involved. She served as the local Technical Representative for the skating events at the 1974 Ontario Winter Games, the 1979 Canadian Figure Skating Championships, Chairman of the 1985 Canadian Precision Skating Championships and Co-Chairman of the 1988 SunLife Skate Canada International.

For her dedication Beryl received the 1973 Province of Ontario Sports Award, the 1979 and 1989 Public Service Award from the City of Thunder Bay and was named an Honourary Judge by the CFSA and an Honourary Member of the Northern Ontario section of the CFSA.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 26th, 1992