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Betty Craig-Eaton

Betty Craig-Eaton (Inducted 2003)

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Betty Craig-Eaton attended BCI in the 1970’s, became a pioneer in women’s rowing in Brockville, and one of Canada’s first female Olympic Medallist in rowing.

When the Brockville Rowing Club decided to introduce women’s rowing Betty was a prime candidate. In 1975, the first year that women’s races were included in the Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association Regatta, Betty was part of the BCI women’s four which won gold. The following year she made the Canadian Olympic Rowing Team, rowed in a pair at the Montreal Olympics, and finished fifth. She competed in several World Rowing Championships and European Regattas, consistently finishing in the top three. Unable to compete in the Moscow Olympics in 1980, due to the boycott, she continued to train for the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, where she won a silver medal in the Women’s Pair.

Betty was inducted into the Brockville and District Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.

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