Lorne Loomer Rowing Award

Lome Loomer was a father, grandfather, friend, artist, teacher, mentor, athlete and Olympic gold medalist. He was celebrated for winning gold medals in rowing at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Garnes, but the real gold was remaining life-long friends with his teammates. He shared his passion for rowing as the University of Victoria's first-ever rowing coach.

Loomer was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1958, the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1966, the University of British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

He was an accomplished artist and taught cedar brush techniques at the Metchosin International Summer School of the arts for many years. He will be remembered for his kindness, good sportsmanship, generosity, strength and gentleness.

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