A former Lieutenant-Governor and an Olympic runner will be inducted this month onto the Comox Valley Walk of Achievement.
Cam Levins of Black Creek will be honoured Nov. 27 for his performance at the London Olympics. Longtime Comox Valley resident Iona Campagnolo will be inducted Nov. 30.
In conjunction with the Comox Valley Regional District, Levins will be honoured for his 11th-place finish in the gruelling 10,000-metre race in London. His performance was hailed by Athletics Canada officials as one of the great performances in the history of Canadian distance running.
“I was in awe,” said Wynn Gmitroski, longtime Athletics Canada coach. “I didn’t really know if I would ever see a Canadian run like this, especially in the 10K, in my lifetime of coaching. The kid’s got talent.”
The public is invited to attend the ceremony Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. in the CVRD’s boardroom at 600 Comox Rd. in Courtenay. His name will also be added to the Walk of Achievement Olympians plaque located in the Comox Valley Sports Centre.
Campagnolo to be inducted Nov. 30.
Campagnolo, PC, OC, OBC has a long career as a Canadian politician, serving in Pierre Trudeau’s cabinet and was British Columbia’s 27th Lieutenant-Governor and the first woman to hold the position.
She served in that position for six years. She also had a career as a broadcaster and activist.
A ceremony celebrating her induction will take place Nov. 30 in the Sid Williams Theatre at noon followed by the unveiling of her plaque in front of Hot Chocolates at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend both ceremonies.
— Comox Valley Walk of Achievement