TRURO, N.S. – The 11th annual CEC Wall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Dec. 22 at the Truro high school.
The ceremony will take place at approximately 7:15 p.m. between CEC alumni basketball games.
The induction ceremony will be followed by the unveiling of the Wall of Fame plaques in the hall and a reception in the CEP dining room.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Jennifer Hale Veinot, Leslie Wilson, Craig Burgess and Mike MacKay will be honoured during the Dec. 22 ceremony.
Over the next four days, the Truro Daily News will feature inductees:
Jennifer Hale Veinot
During her years at CEC, Jennifer Hale was an outstanding multi-sport athlete, excelling in soccer, track and ﬁeld, and basketball.
She was the striker for the varsity girls soccer team for three years and the team’s leading scorer. In track and ﬁeld Jennifer was a middle distance runner. She won the 800m event at the NSSAF championship in 1987 and was a member of gold-medal relay teams in 1986 and 1987.
Jennifer’s true passion was basketball. As a shooting guard with the CEC varsity girls team, Jennifer led the Cougars to provincial titles in 1987 and 1988. She was the winner of the 3D Award for CEC basketball in 1986 and 1987 and the team MVP in 1988.
Jennifer was the CEC Female Athlete of the Year in 1988. From 1986-1989, Jennifer represented Nova Scotia as a member of Basketball Nova Scotia provincial teams. She was the BNS juvenile player of the year in 1987 and the BNS junior player of the year in 1989.
Jennifer was a member of the Nova Scotia Canada Games basketball team in 1989 in Saskatoon, leading the squad to a fourth-place ﬁnish. In 1988, Jennifer was selected as the Truro Sport Heritage Female Athlete of the Year.
From 1988 to 1992, Jennifer played varsity basketball at UNB, leading the team to AUS championships in 1990, 1991 and 1992. During her four years at UNB, she was a three-time AUS all-star and the league’s MVP in 1991. In 1992, Jennifer was a tournament all-star at the CIAU national championship.
Following her years as a competitive player, Jennifer has given back to the sport of basketball, both as a coach and an administrator. For more than 20 years, she has coached at many levels. She was a co-founder of community programs “Below the Rim Basketball” and the “Valley Heat” and a member of the founding group for the “Kings Minor Basketball Association.” She served as an assistant coach with BNS provincial teams from 2013-2015.
Jennifer was the head coach of the Horton High School girls team from 2012-2017, guiding them to silver medals in 2014 and 2015 and winning gold in 2016.