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Daniel MacDonald

Category

Builder

Sport

Gymnastics

Hometown

Moncton

Year Inducted

2003

Sport Ambassador

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Daniel MacDonald

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

He moved to New Brunswick to earn a Physical Education degree at UNB in 1966 - and has been here ever since. His life-long commitment to artistic gymnastics began when he joined the Sokoi Gymnastics Club in his hometown of Noranda, Quebec. Successful though he was as an age-class, university and open competitor, he achieved local, provincial and national recognition (and gratitude) as a coach, judge, club founder, organizer and executive member. In 1976 he was selected to manage the Canadian Men’s and Women’s gymnastics teams at the Montreal Olympics; three years later he served in a similar capacity at the World Championships in Texas. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 7th, 2003.

Quick Facts

  • Competed for New Brunswick at the 1967 Canada Winter Games 

  • Founded Moncton gymnastics club and introduced the sport at Université de Moncton 

  • Served as coach, official and administrator with NB Gymnastics Association since 1972 

  • President of NB association 1975-1980 

  • On the board of Gymnastics Canada for 17 years 

  • Was instrumental in restructuring the national organization 

  • Manager of Canadian gymnastics teams at the 1976 Olympic Games and the 1979 World Championships 

  • Officiated at several national championships