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Active Member of Chatham Water Commission from 1970 under his death in 1994 

1934 Colored All Stars Baseball Team
1937-38 SR. Maroons
1949-50 St.Clair Maroons
1953 BR.431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1956 BR 431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1958-59 Rotary JUV. Hockey
1959-60 Senior Maroons
1969-71 S. Elliott Perf Racing
1973 Kinsmen Pee Wee Baseball Team
1974-75 JMSS Boys Basketball Team
1977-78 Chatham Royals Inter. "C" Hockey
1979 Huron & Erie Beverages Midgets
1983-84 & 1984-85 Maple City Jr.Ice Crystals
1985 Chatham Juvenile Baseball Team
1985-86 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1986-87 BR28 Bantams Team
1989-90 CKSS Boys ""AA" Volleyballl Team
1992-93 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1997 Sun-Out Diamonds Sr. Baseball Team
1998-99 JR.Maroons
Archie Stirling
Arthur Pelkey
Bill Atkinson
Bill Robinson
Bill Stobbs
Bob Weedon
Brian Wiseman
Carrie Carleton (Dillon)
Casey Maynard
Ches Dawson
Courtney Babcock
Leyte Wilson "Copper"
Dale Lahey
Dan Lewis
Dave Allin
Dave Gagner
David Seton
Dennis McCord
Derek Krete
Don Gillett
Don Hinnegan
Doug Allin
Doug Anakin
Doug Melvin
Earl Flat Chase
Ed Myers
Ed Wright
Elaine Hinnegan
Fergie Jenkins
Fran Crummer
Gene Dziadura
George Aitken
George Bruette
Harold Gillies
Harold McFarlane
Herb Wakabayashi
Irma (Grant) Isaac
Jim Maynard
Joe Zimmer
Joe Malo
Joelle Batten-Daigneau
John McKay
Karrie Williams
Keith Crummer
Larry Babcock
Larry Lahey
Lloyd Davidson
Marion (Watson) Stanton
Martin Aarts
Max Lenover
Mel Wakabayashi
Mort Giles
Norman Morris 'Chirp'
Peter Gilbert
Randy Rybansky
Richard Doey
Ron Blommers
Ross Babcock
Ron Coristine
Ross Day
Roy Galloway
Roy Oscar 'Doc' Miller
Sandra Tewksbury
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Shirley Pilson
Smoke, R.S.Reynolds
Tyson Parry
Wilfred  Harding

Position: Figure Skater Birth Date: 1927
(British Columbia)
From: Chatham, Ontario
Skate Hall of Fame
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Category - Builder

Throughout the sixties, John McKay was particularly interested in making it possible for every child in Canada to participate in recreational skating programs. He was chairman of several CFSA committees in the 1970s and oversaw the introduction of the Divisional championships competition and Skate Canada. He proudly served as CFSA President from 1971 - 1972, establishing a number of firsts that promoted a sound business environment. These included a Board of Management, the concept of Committee Streams and a total registration of the Association's members. At $1 per member, this garnered $100,000 in revenue for the Association which permitted expansion and financial assistance to competitive skaters and Officials' training. John was a long time National and International level Judge and Referee. He was appointed team leader to many international competitions including the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. His distinguished contributions to figure skating were recognized with the International Achievement Award from the Province of Ontario, the Billie Mitchell Award in 1989 and 1990 and a Special Recognition Award for over fifty years of service from the CFSA Western Ontario Section.

  • 1970
    • Chatham Memorial Community Centre Commission for Outstanding Service
  • 1972
    • Judge at Skate Russia in Moscow - as President of CFSA represented Canada at Olympics in Sapporo, Japan and at Worlds in Calgary, AB
  • 1973
    • British Columbia Festival of Winter Sports Appreciation Award
  • 1974
    • Judge at Canadians in Moncton, NB
  • 1976
    • Assistant referee at Canadians in Ilderton,, ON; advance organizer at Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria; Province of Ontario Special Achievement Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Fitness and Amateur Sport
  • 1977
    • Team leader at Worlds in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1979
    • Assistant referee at Canadians in Thunder Bay, ON - judge at Prague Skate in Prague, Czechoslovakia; Canada Winter Gaines (Brandon, Manitoba) Appreciation Award ;elected as Honorary Member of Canadian Figure Skating Association
  • 1983
    • Judge at Prague Skate in Prague, Czechoslovakia 1984;Judge at Canadians in Regina, SK; team leader at Worlds in Ottawa, ON
  • 1985
    • Judge at Canadians in Moncton, NB
  • 1987
    • Team leader at Worlds in Cincinnati, OH; assistant technical representative and referee at Canadians in Ottawa, ON; Province of Ontario International Achievement Award in Recognition of Distinguished Performance in the Field of Amateur Sport
  • 1988
    • Team leader at Olympics in Calgary, AB - referee at Canadians in Victoria,, BC
  • 1989 & 1990
    • Billie Mitchell Award from Canadian Figure Skating Association for "valuable contribution to skating"
  • 1990
    • Judge at Canadians in Moncton, NB
  • 1993
    • Government of Canada Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation in recognition of "significant contribution to compatriots, to community, and to Canada"
  • 1998
    • Inducted into Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2003