CPGA Legend, Moe Norman, Inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
ACTON, ON (November 9, 2006)- In recognition of a lifetime devoted to golf and his world-renowned prowess, the late Moe Norman was officially inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame on November 1 during a ceremony at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Norman was represented by Gus Maue (back row left in the picture), also a Member of the Canadian PGA. Maue and his wife Audrey were lifelong friends of Norman's and his caregivers during his last days as he suffered from heart failure.
Maue gave an impassioned speech about Norman that touched on the legendary ball-striker's incredible ability, his struggles with shyness, his triumphs, and his quirky personality.
" It would have been difficult to have gotten Moe in a tux,'' Maue quipped about his friend who died September 4, 2004. "But we would have gotten him here.''
The other inductees included, from Maue's left: former world figure skating champion Elvis Stojko, national rowing coach Al Morrow, squash star Jonathon Power, and (bottom, from left) national synchronized swimming coach Julie Sauve, marathoner Rick Hansen, and Spruce Meadows equestrian centre founders Margaret and Ron Southern. Spruce Meadows is in Calgary.