Brandon gymnastics coach Lorie Henderson is one of eight individuals selected to be inducted into this year’s Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
The longtime head coach of the Brandon Eagles Gymnastics Club will be honoured in the builders category at this year’s 35rd annual induction ceremony, slated for Nov. 8 in Winnipeg.
Henderson’s involvement in gymnasts spans five decades, including more than 40 years as a coach at the recreational, regional, provincial, national and international levels and has served as a judge at the regional and provincial levels.
Henderson was travelling on an overseas flight Wednesday and unavailable for comment while heading to Scotland to coach Eagles star Isabela Onyshko as she prepares for the Commonwealth Games with the Canadian gymnastics team.
This year’s Hall of Fame class will also include former NBA player Todd MacCulloch, world champion curler Connie Laliberte, softball star Heather (Newsham) Ruby, lacrosse standout Keith McLennan and former national volleyball team member Wanda Guenette in the athlete category and the 1988 Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the team category.
Joining Henderson in the builders division will be Ron Brown for racquetball and Al Kinley for baseball and football.
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