Joyce Leggatt passes away

Joyce Leggatt

Speed Skating Canada sadly announces the death of Joyce Leggatt, on Saturday, April 19th, 2014.

Joyce Leggatt was a founding member and president of the Cambridge Club. She was also at times the President of the Ontario Speed Skating Association and a long-time board member of Speed Skating Canada.

She won Speed Skating Canada's highest honour, the John Hurdis Award, was the chair of Speed Skating Canada's Competition Committee, represented Speed Skating Canada as American Liaison for many years with the responsibility of the North American Short Track and Long Track Championships, and was the chair of the World Team Championships held in Cambridge, ON. She managed many Ontario Speed Skating Teams at the Canada Winter Games and many Ontario Teams to Canadian and North American Championships.

Together with her husband, Jackie, she is a member of the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Cambridge Athlete of the Year Award-Builder Category. She also won the Region of Waterloo Woman of the Year Award-Sports Category.

Speed Skating Canada would like to offer its sincerest condolences to Joyce Leggatt's family.

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