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Donald Eagle







Year Inducted


Sport Ambassador


Donald Eagle



Don Eagle moved to Fredericton from his native Halifax in 1964 to enter the Physical Education degree program at UNB; he has never left. A major reason for staying has been his commitment to the sport of artistic gymnastics, a vocational interest which he has been able to pursue as coach, administrator and official. His coaching record includes Provincial, Canada Games and University teams. Administratively, he has served in capacities as varied as founder of his community club to official Canadian delegate to the International Gymnastics Federation.And, as an official, he has judged at the Pan-American, World and Commonwealth Games in Europe Asia, Central and North America. His contributions to Canadian Gymnastics led to his selection as manager of our 1988 Olympic Team in Seoul, South Korea.It can be said that everywhere the sport of gymnastics is practiced, this Eagle has landed. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4, 1989.

Quick Facts

  • Founded Fredericton Eagles Gymnastics Club in 1988 

  • Founded NB Gymnastics Association in 1967 

  • Chairman of the NB Gymnastics Association from 1972-74 

  • Officiated at Pan-American Games (1975, ’87) and Commonwealth Games (1978, ’82, ’90) 

  • Managed Canadian team at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, S.Korea 

  • Officiated gymnastics at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain

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