Monday, March 26, 2012

Doug Anakin

Douglas Thomas Anakin (born November 6, 1930) is a former Canadian bobsleigh competitor. He was born in Chatham, Ontario and was selected by Vic Emery as a member of Canada's gold medal-winning four-man bobsleigh team at the 1964 Winter Olympics. Anakin was also one of the driving forces behind the Canadian luge program. He has been inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.

During his 35 years of teaching, Doug taught and coached 19 years at John Abbott College in Montreal retiring in 1990. Because of his involvement at the school, his commitment to his community, and his passion for outdoor activities, the school established the "Doug Anakin Scholarship for Outdoor Pursuits" which is presented annually to a student who best demonstrates Doug’s traits.

Operated Doug Anakin Sports in Beaconsfield, a sports store specializing in outdoor sports.

Anakin is married and has two children and four grandchildren.

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