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Kathryn Shields, C.M., O.B.C.

Victoria, British Columbia [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 12, 2016;

Kathryn Shields, C.M., O.B.C.
Victoria, British Columbia

For her contributions as an athlete and coach who has fostered the development of women’s basketball in Canada.

Kathryn Shields is a legend in Canadian women’s basketball. A gifted international athlete, she gained further renown for her accomplishments as a coach of our national team. Concurrently, as head of the women’s varsity team at the University of Victoria, she achieved unrivalled results and won numerous national championships. Athletes cite her influence in increasing their confidence, skill and focus both on and off the court. She is also committed to advancing women in coaching; her outspoken advocacy has led to greater female leadership in the sport.