Diane Clement named to the Order of Canada
On Friday, Olympian sprinter Diane Clement, 83, of Vancouver used to be named a member of the Order of Canada. Born in Moncton, Clement used to be the first athlete from New Brunswick ever to compete in an Olympic Games, in accordance to a record via cbc.ca. Clement raced the 100-yard sprint, the 220-yard sprint and the four x 100m relay at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, and gained a bronze medal in the four x 110-yard relay at the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff.
According to the quotation on the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame’s web site (Clement used to be inducted in 2016), she had already confirmed herself via breaking the international document in the 220 yards and maintaining two Canadian dash information. Clement would proceed to take part in the Olympics as a Canadian group supervisor and media liaison for a few years.
The Order of Canada has 3 ranges–member, officer and significant other. Clement is named as a member “for her contributions to sports and recreation and as an advocate for athletic excellent, fitness and healthy living among all Canadians,” and she or he is in just right corporate. Other Canadian athletes in a similar fashion honoured in the previous come with sprinter Charmaine Crooks, Running Room founder John Stanton and blank game suggest and Olympian Beckie Scott (who used to be named an Officer in 2019).
Photo: BC Sports Hall of Fame
Clement says she discovered to run speedy making an attempt to outrun the mosquitoes on the observe the place she skilled subsequent to the Moncton’s Petitcodiac River. After the Olympics have been performed and she or he used to be coaching for the Commonwealth Games, she moved to Vancouver to educate at UBC. After serving to her group to a bronze medal, she changed into the first lady to trainer the girls’s group at UBC. Sometime after she and Doug were given married and moved to Richmond, the native municipality presented to finance the development of a observe if they’d get started a membership, and the Kajaks Track and Field Club used to be born in the overdue 1960s.
Clement served as the first feminine president of Athletics Canada from 1973 to 1976. Meanwhile, Diane and Doug raised a circle of relatives, co-founded the Vancouver Sun Run in 1985 (now one of the largest and maximum a hit 10Okay runs in North America), and Diane in some way discovered time additionally to pursue her culinary pursuits, publishing 8 bestselling cookbooks in a chain entitled Chef on the Run. In addition to her many different contributions and accomplishments, Clement additionally served on the board of administrators for Vancouver’s bid for the 2010 Olympics and the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.