The Sackville Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Society is pleased to announce its 2024 Inductee’s! Four athletes, one builder and one team will be celebrated for their outstanding contributions to sport.

The inductees are:

Athlete – Valerie Bechard – Lawn Bowling. 2012 Canadian Women’s Senior Triples Champion and Nova Scotia Champion on several occasions.
Athlete – James Sheppard – Hockey. Played with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the QMJHL and Minnesota/New York Rangers/San Jose in the NHL.
Athlete – Trevor Wamback – Baseball. Attended Dalhousie University, served as the Executive Director at Baseball NS, coached Newbridge Academy and Kings Edgehill. Played professionally and was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1998.
Athlete – Ross Webb – Soccer. In the 1970’s won multiple NSSAF Championships with Sackville High School and went onto to play at Saint Mary’s University where he scored an AUAA and CIAU record setting thirty-seven goals in his rookie season.
Builder – Bill Repchull – Involved, as an athlete, coach, and administrator, for many years, in a variety of sports including baseball, slo-pitch, hockey and Mockey Canada.
Team – 1980 Sackville U16 Girls Soccer Team – Nova Scotia and Atlantic Champions out scoring their playoff opponents 48-0. Team members include Kim Ashford, Michelle Barrett, Tina Broderick, Lisa Carberry, Darlene Harker, Tammy Kempton, Diane Levandier, Karen MacLean, Krista McCafferty, Gladie Mosher, Shelley Mosher, Rhona Paterson, Peggy Pilgrim, Kari Tjerno, Jo-Ann Turnbull, Dawn Whitworth. Head Coach: Earl Levandier. Assistant Coaches: Dennis Levandier and Stephen Lunn.

An induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7 PM at the Sackville Sports Stadium.

There are now seventy-eight inductees in the SSHHoF. Thirty-one Athletes (eighteen male, thirteen female) Thirty-six Builders (thirty-one male, five female) (Administrators, Coaches and Officials) and Eleven Teams (nine male, two female).

Media wishing to contact inductees, please call or email Darrell Dempster, President, Sackville Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Society, (902) 476-0633. Email