Vancouver’s own Percy Williams won gold in the 1928 Olympics in the 100 and 200 meters. He is now in his starting position outside the BC Sports Hall at BC Place Stadium.
The following photo essay was contributed by Vancouver photographer Dave Roels (www.daveroels.com) as part of our Behind the Scenes in Tourism series.
The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is a place where memories are on display. There are many people who I grew up with and played on the same soccer, swimming, track and field teams. Many others I knew from my youth up through the years.
I was a ball boy at Callister Park when Ken Pears and Art Hughs played for the Firefighters Coast League Team. Dan Kulai refereed some of my juvenile soccer games. Harry Jerome, O.C. was a teacher when I attended Templeton High School. I used to run with him after school and he got me to be a member of his Optimists Striders track team.
The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum – Behind the Scenes