Kathy Meagher

Category

Builder

Sport

Multi-Sport

Hometown

Miramichi

Year Inducted

2021

Sport Ambassador

builder

Kathy Meagher

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Kathy is being recognized for her achievements in building the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. She joined the provincial government as a sport consultant in 1970, the year the Hall was created. When it became an independent organization in 1984, she was appointed the first executive director, a position she held until her retirement 22 years later.


In that span, she oversaw the growth of the Hall, expanding the collection of artifacts, memorabilia and archives through donations; expanded the galleries and exhibit space within the Clark Building, and enhanced the public profile of the Hall by organizing events and exhibits which encouraged New Brunswickers to visit.


She guided several communities in the establishment of their own Halls and Walls of Fame, with advice on governance, nomination processes and selection criteria.


While an accomplished golfer in her own right, she has contributed her administrative talents as well, as a volunteer. She has been inducted onto both the Fredericton and Miramichi Sports Walls of Fame. She was chairperson of the 1978 national junior golf championship and served on the committee which ran the 2000 event.


Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, October 15, 2021.

Quick Facts

  • Appointed first executive director of the NB Sports Hall of Fame and held the position for 22 years

  • Oversaw the expansion and enhancement of the Hall's collections, galleries, exhibitions, events and public profile

  • Guided several New Brunswick communities in establishing their own Halls and Walls of Fame

  • Only female New Brunswicker to have completed golf’s Grand Slam by winning two Junior Championships, two Amateur Titles, five Senior Championships, and a Super Senior Title