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Dr. Gwozdecky has contributed over 35 years to amateur sports at the local, national and international level. He has served as a coach, manager and President with the Lakehead Soccer Association, Vice-President of the Lakehead Tennis Club, President of the Port Arthur Bearcats and a Director with the Port Arthur Marrs.

George's contribution to amateur sports was also evident in the amount of medical expertise he has donated over the years. In hockey, he served as Club Doctor for the Port Arthur Flyers, Bearcats and Marrs, was the physician for the Thunder Bay Waterski Club and was involved in football with the Fort William Redskins and Thunder Bay Giants. For 20 years George was also on hand to help out at the Legion 10-Mile Road Race held each year in Thunder Bay.

Dr. Gwozdecky's knowledge in the field of sports medicine led him to be named Chief Medical Officer for the 1973 Ontario Winter Games, the 1978 Canadian Figure Skating Championships and the 1981 Jeux Canada Games. In 1983, he was named to the medical staff of the Canadian team at the Pan-American Games and in 1976 was appointed the Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic Winter Team. From 1974-85 George was the Chief Medical Officer for World Cup and National events held at the Big Thunder Ski-Jump facility.

A member of the Canadian Council of Sports Medicine, Dr. Gwozdecky was instrumental in instituting northwestern Ontario's first Sports Medicine clinic at Confederation College's Fitness Centre in 1978.

Over the years Dr. Gwozdecky's dedication to amateur sports has resulted in the treatment of thousands of sports injuries and creation of sorting opportunities for the youth of his community.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 17, 1988

Dr. George Gwozdecky

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