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Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame 2010
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Categories:  Athlete, Coach, Builder, and Team

Alex McKechnie

Medical

Alex McKechnie is our gain and Scotland's loss. After graduating from Leeds School of Physiotherapy, England in 1974, Alex migrated to Vancouver and to SFU where he accepted the position of head physiotherapist for the varsity athletic program. It was at SFU that he cut his teeth in sports medicine overseeing all the school's sports team. At the same time he became the team physiotherapist for the Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American Soccer League as well as team physiotherapist for the 1976 Canadian Olympic soccer team and the CONCAF Gold Cup Champions in 2000.

After four years at SFU, he opened a private practice in Burnaby and the beat went on, consultant to the Vancouver Canucks, physio to various soccer clubs at the national level and Burnaby lacrosse teams. Alex's demanding rehab programs have prolonged the careers of countless athletes from all levels of sport, many of which can call Burnaby home. In 2003 he sold his business to become athletic performance co-ordinator to the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA.

 

 

Lynn Mason

Curling, Hockey

Lynn Mason was a founding family member of the Burnaby Winter Club, and in 2009, was inducted as an honorary member for his many contributions. An accomplished curler, he played a major part in organizing senior hockey at the club, including one of the most amazing tournaments in the world... a tournament for players 75 years and older, first held in 2009.

Organizing this kind of tournament is nothing new to Lynn who has been doing this sort of thing since the early 60s. Today he still looks after the seniors hockey at the club and has about 100 participants that play at different times in age group sessions. The beginning of senior hockey has grown throughout the province and Lynn Mason has played a major role in it.