Many of us view politics as a sport but some of these guys have done pretty good for themselves in the sporting world. Here’s a few.
NDP Cabinet Minister Ron Lemieux was drafted by the Pittsburg Penguins in the ninth round, 110th overall. Darryl Sittler, Gilbert Perrault and Reggie Leach were also drafted that year…not too shabby company. He never made the NHL but he played for the Green Bay Bobcats and had seven goals and eighteen assists in 39 games and 54 penalty minutes.
City Councillor Gord Steeves (DB) was captain of the Bison’s and was drafted 30th overall (4th round) by the Edmonton Eskimos.
City Councillor Dan Vandal was a boxer and in 1983 was the #1 ranked middleweight in Canada.
NDP backbencher Rob Altemeyer played college baseball for two years in North Dakota. He can now be seen on the ultimate field.
We also have some runners:
Half marathon: Rob Altemeyer 1:41, Andrew Swan 1:47, Kerri Irvin-Ross 2:53. Full marathon: Scott Smith 3:54, Sam Katz 4:36. I think Sam needed new knees after that race but good for him for finishing.
Did I miss anyone????