Track and Field

Bobbie Rosenfeld

Called Bobbie for her "bobbed" haircut, Fanny ("Bobbie") Rosenfeld was born December 28, 1904, in Dneipropetrovsk, Russia) Her family then immigrated to the small town of Barrie, Ontario when she was just an infant. was a Canadian athlete, who earned a gold medal for the 400 metre relay and a

Tom Longboat

Cogwagee (Thomas Longboat) (June 4, 1887 – January 9, 1949) was an Onondaga distance runner from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation Indian reserve near Brantford, Ontario, and for much of his career the dominant long distance runner of the time.

Bill Crothers

William Frederick Crothers (born December 24, 1940 in Markham, Ontario) is a retired Canadian track and field athlete. At one point, he held the Canadian record in all distances from 400 metres to 1500 metres and was holder of the world 800 metre indoor record.

Donovan Bailey

Donovan Bailey (born December 16, 1967) is a retired Canadian sprinter who once held the world record for the 100 metre race following his gold medal performance in the 1996 Olympic Games. He was the first Canadian to legally break the 10-second barrier in the 100 m.

Abby Hoffman

Abby Hoffman was accomplished in multiple sports before settling on track and field. As a youngster in Toronto, Hoffman learned to skate at the early age of three. When she was nine, she wanted to play hockey but there were no leagues for girls in the Toronto area.