Lorie Kane inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Lorie Kane
Lorie Kane (Bernard Brault/ Golf Canada)

Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Member Lorie Kane formally received the Order of Sport on Sunday, Oct. 3, along with induction into Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame.

As one of the country’s most decorated and celebrated golfers of all time, Kane joins just four other women in the athlete category for the sport of golf. A summary of her accomplishments is listed below:

– Two-time Prince Edward Island Junior Girls Champion
– Nine-time Prince Edward Island Women’s Amateur Champion
– 1991 Mexican Amateur Champion
– 1991 Commonwealth Team member
– 1992 Canadian World Amateur Team member

– 2000 Michelob Light Classic Champion
– 2000 New Albany Golf Classic
– 2000 Mizuno Classic
– 2001 LPGA Takefuji Classic
– 2005, 2006, 2008 represented Canada in the World Cup
– 2011 Wendy’s Charity Challenge
– 2013 The Legends Championship
– 2015 Pan-Am Games
– 2016 Self-Regional Women’s Health Classic
– 2016 Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial
– Five-time PGA of Canada Women’s Champion

– 1998 Heather Farr Award (LPGA)
– 2000 LPGA William and Mousie Powell Award (LPGA)
– Invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2006
– Inducted to PEI Sports Hall of Fame in 2014
– Inducted to PGA of Canada Hall of Fame in 2017

In addition to her success on the green, Lorie continues to be a shining ambassador for the sport while reflecting Golf Canada’s values of fun, excellence, inclusion, respect and accountability. Her commitment to promoting community health through sport, as well as growing the game from the grassroots level has rightly earned her role model status with youth and teammates across the country.

Lorie has also significantly contributed to numerous charitable efforts including her participation in KidSport, Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, and the Lorie Kane Charity Golf Classic which has raised over $850,000 in her home province of P.E.I. As an ambassador for Canadian Pacific Railway she was also instrumental in the development of the CP Has Heart program, raising over 20 million dollars to improve heart health in Canada.

“I took a look at the great athletes and builders that are in our Canada Sports Hall of Fame and at what the Hall of Fame does in helping build our communities. I’m tickled that I’m going to be able to have the opportunity to use a new platform to continue the growth of sport. It’s important to me.”
– Lorie Kane on her Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

The Order of Sport Award is the highest sporting honour given in the country and was created in recognition of both athletic excellence and a commitment to build Canada through the transformative power of sport. Please join Golf Canada in extending our congratulations on a record-breaking career with commendable community efforts across the country.

Kane joins 18 fellow Canadian golfers and builders who have also received honoured membership:

– Al Balding – Athlete (1969)
– Jocelyne Bourassa – Builder (2015)
– Gary Cowan – Athlete (1967)
– Pat Fletcher – Athlete (1975)
– Jules Huot – Athlete (1978)
– George Knudson – Athlete (1969)
– Stan Leonard – Athlete (1964)
– George Lyon – Athlete (1955)
– Ada Mackenzie – Athlete (1955)
– Albert Murray – Athlete (2015)
– Charles Murray – Athlete (2015)
– Murray ‘Moe’ Norman – Athlete (2006)
– Sandra Post – Athlete (1988)
– Charles ‘Sandy’ Somerville – Athlete (1955)
– Marlene Stewart Streit – Athlete (1962)
– Stanley Thompson – Builder (2015)
– Mike Weir – Athlete (2017)
– Nick Weslock – Athlete (1971)

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020/21 Inductees

– John “Jackie” Barrett – Athlete, Powerlifting and Special Olympian
– Sonja Gaudet – Athlete, Wheelchair Curling
– Diane Jones Konihowski – Athlete, Athletics
– Lorie Kane – Athlete, Golf
– Eric Lamaze and Hickstead – Team, Equestrian – Show Jumping
– Steve Nash – Athlete, Basketball
– Duncan Campbell – Builder, Wheelchair Rugby
– Sheldon Kennedy – Builder, Ice Hockey
– Judy Kent – Builder, Sport Administration
– Willie O’Ree – Builder, Ice Hockey
– Ross Powless – Builder, Lacrosse

For full biographies of the Class of 2020/21, please visit www.sportshall.ca.