October 24, 2023; Liverpool, NS: Determination, equality, inspiration, and courage are values exemplified by the most recent inductions to the Queens County Olympic Wall at Queens Place Emera Centre in Liverpool. On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, David Rudderham and Brian Ward were posthumously inducted into the Olympic Wall.
“Today’s posthumous inductions are bittersweet. While we are sad that David Rudderham and Brian Ward are not with us today, to see their family members receive this honour on their behalf brings a strong sense of pride in what was accomplished in their lives, athletically, as community members and with their family and friends,” said Darlene Norman, Mayor of Region of Queens Municipality. “They have left behind a legacy. Earning a spot on the Olympic Wall at Queens Place not only showcases outstanding, world class achievements in sport, they are role models who may inspire others to achieve their best. The Olympic Wall inductees show that with dedication, personal drive and skill, someone from a small community can compete with, coach, or train the top athletes from across the world. These are inspirational people, with a whole community who are proud of their accomplishments.”
Family, friends, and supporters gathered in the lobby of Queens Place Emera Centre to celebrate the induction of two new members. Queens Olympic Wall was created to recognize the accomplishments of high-performance athletes, coaches and officials from Queens County who have participated in World Olympic, World Special Olympic and World Paralympic Games. This year’s addition of David Rudderham and Brian Ward brings the current number of inductees to nine.
The Olympic Wall is on display in the lobby of Queens Place Emera Centre, 50 Queens Place Drive, Liverpool, Nova Scotia and can be seen during business hours Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Additional information regarding this ever-growing project is available online at : https://www.queensplace.ca/olympic-wall/
** A video of the cermony, featuring an ASL interpreter is posted on our YouTube Channel: