A Stellarton resident is a new member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.
The Hall announced Cathy Mason of Stellarton as an inductee in the builder category for her work with Special Olympics. Mason has been involved with Special Olympics for 28 years, starting in 1992 and serving as the volunteer regional coordinator for Pictou County since 1996. She was a mission staff member and team manager for Special Olympics Canada at five World Games events, and served in some capacity at ten National Games. In 2018 she was the Chef de Mission for Team NS at the Special Olympics National Summer Games, becoming the first non-staff member to fill this role. She has been the recipient of the Special Olympics Canada Jim Thompson Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
The Hall of Fame has yet to decide on a firm date for Induction Night due to the covid 19 pandemic. That decision will be made in the coming weeks, as organizers continue to monitor the provincial “re-opening.”