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Garrett and Wall named to NOTL Sports Wall of Fame
Doug Garrett has been named to the NOTL Sports Wall of Fame. (Kevin MacLean/Niagara Now)

Two NOTLers are being celebrated for hitting their sports achievements out of the park and have been named to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sports Wall of Fame.

Doug Garrett and Dave Wall are being honoured for achievements, both on and off the field, at a ceremony on Aug. 23 at Meridian Credit Union Arena. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Garrett, 92, will be inducted as an athlete for his exploits on the golf course, though golf isn’t the only achievement for which he is known.

He is a veteran, a member of the Legion, a Mason and once was a local milkman, aboard a horse-drawn wagon. His recognition in 21 NOTL Golf Club championship victories at all levels and one Senior Champion of Champions for the Niagara district set him above the rest.

Garrett was featured in a story in The Lake Report in May.

“His indomitable spirit and joyous personality coupled with innumerable course records still evoke joy and awe for all of those who know him,” the Wall of Fame committee said in a statement.

Dave Wall will be inducted as a builder. He is being honoured for his behind-the-scenes work organizing and fundraising for NOTL’s arenas.

He was one of founders of the Wallbangers Hockey team in 1984, and has spent years coaching, directing and managing slo-pitch teams, securing his place in the Sports Wall of Fame.

The committee noted, “His enduring legacy will long remain something to strive for all of the thankful residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake.”