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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: World Championship Skater
Birth Date: 01/24/76
From: Chatham, Ontario Canada 
Skate Canada Hall of Fame

Category Athlete-Modern


Shae-Lynn was born in Chatham and had a very early introduction to skating because of her brother Chris's involvement in the sport. In April of 1991, at the age of 15, she joined with Victor Kraatz and the ice dancing team was an immediate success, winning the 1992 Junior Canadian National Title. For the next 11 years they competed successfully at the national and international levels, culminating with a first place finish at the 2003 World Championships.

  • 1992
    • Canadian Championships
  • 1999, 2001, 2003
    • Four Continents Championships winning first place all 3 times;  did not compete in 2000 and 2002 Olympic Winter Games
  • 1994
  • 1998
    • Nagano, Japan - 4th place
  • 2002
    • Salt Lake City, Utah - 4th place World Championships

Competed in 10 championships from 1993 to 2003, missing 2000 due to an injury; 2 fourth place finishes, 4 thirds, 1 second in 2002, and 1 first in 2003 making Shae-Lynn and Victor the first North American ice dance team to win a world championship title.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2000 - received Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) which is given to individuals who set an exemplary standard of achievement and bring honour or benefit to Canada
  • 2003 - awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal given to Canadians for outstanding and exemplary contributions to their communities or to Canada as a whole
  • 2007 - Shae-Lynn and Victor were inducted into Skate Canada Hall of Fame

Shortly after the 2003 World Championships, Victor retired from competitive skating, leaving Shae-Lynn on her own. After a short search for a new partner Shae-Lynn made the decision to skate as a solo dancer.  She has been busy ever since, touring with Stars on Ice, Champions on Ice, and televised skating specials all over the world. 

Throughout their careers they were one of the top ranked teams in the world and were viewed by many as one of the most creative and innovative teams ever, pushing their sport to new levels with the choice of  material presented on the world stage. Some of the most memorable performances at Worlds included their 2000 breakthrough 'Riverdance' performance and their Michael Jackson free dance in 2002. 

They were the first skaters to incorporate the 'hydroblading' technique into their performances. Their courageous public stand against unfair judging practices focused attention on the skating associations' rules and as a result, changes were made to all dance rules to make them fairer and more equitable for all competitors.

Shae-Lynn lives in Connecticut and Toronto where she coaches and choreographs at International Level. Now, in 2008, she remains connected to Chatham especially in her capacity as honourary chairwoman of the "Every Life Counts, Chatham-Kent Physician Recruitment Campaign".

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2008