Bill Rowe nominated to the ballot for the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

    02/18/13

    Canada

    CanadianSportsHoFLogo.jpg 200405PBABillRowe.jpg Each year Canada's Sports Hall of Fame inducts a new class of athletes and builders whose stories of dedication, heartbreak, grace, triumph and glory, have inspired Canadians of all ages.

    Sandy Lowe, Canadian Tenpin Federation High Performance Chair, has informed us that five-time Canadian Bowler of the Year Bill Rowe, 47, has been nominated to the ballot for the Class of 2013 Inductees.

    The last time a bowler was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame was 36 years ago (Cathy Townsend).

    Rowe, a seven-time Team Canada member (1992-1998), has a long list of accomplishments.

    The PBA exempt player in the 2004-05 season has collected 15 medals in international competition representing Canada, including the gold medal in Singles at the 1996 Pan Am Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    Rowe has won multiple major Canadian and U.S. titles as well as international titles in Asia, Europe, North and South America.

    One of the highlights in Rowe's career was certainly his unique victory in the FIQ Atlanta Challenge when Bowling was an exhibition sport at the 1996 Olympic Summer Games in Atlanta on the Student Union Lanes on the Georgia Tech campus which served as the Olympic Village.

    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame's mission is to promote the importance of sport to Canadian culture, families and communities by sharing the compelling stories of outstanding achievements in Canadian sport.

    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame's vision is for the organization to be highly regarded as an innovative and exemplary force for inspiring Canadians in sport and life.