Regina Sports Hall of Fame announced that Doug Folk will be inducted into the Regina Sports Hall of Fame. The 16th annual induction ceremony is slated for Thursday, October 4, at Queensbury Salon B. Joining Doug in this years induction class are Lucas Makowsky (athlete; long-track speedskating); Kia Schollar (Byers) (athlete; sprint kayak); Ross Richardson (builder; racquetball); Carol Chernishenko (builder, synchronized swimming) and Glen Nelson (athlete; basketball).
The ceremony starts at 8:15PM. Tickets cost $40 each and $20 for children. Tickets are available from RSHF directors, ceremonies chair Cathy Glasser (584-7230)
Congratulations on behalf of the HRI membership
Doug Folk (Builder; hockey)
— Inaugural coach of Regina Rebels when they joined the new Saskatchewan Midget Female AAA Hockey League in 2006-07; stepped aside as head coach to become assistant, for three seasons, after winning league and regional championships in 2012-13, one of two times the team participated in Esso Cup . . . SMFAAAHL coach-of-year in 2008-09 . . . Rebels won prestigious Macs tournament in 2012.
—Began coaching his daughters’ teams as an assistant in 1995 and progressed through novice, atom, pee wee, bantam and midget . . . advanced through National Coaches Certification Program and was appointed a Sask First zone coach to develop Saskatchewan’s under-18 teams for national championships and Canada Winter Games, ultimately helping to coach those squads.
— Former hockey player and teacher whose experiences helped develop female hockey in Saskatchewan by emphasizing academics, life skills and physical fitness in addition to on-ice abilities . . . received Distinguished Humanitarian and Community Service Award in 2010 as part of the University of Regina’s Alumni Crowning Achievement Awards.