2015 Honorary Chair – Art Pottle
Art Pottle is a member of the Saint John Sports Hall of Fame and the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame. He fought in the Second World War as a member of the elite Canadian-American First Special Service. He is a role model not only for being a war veteran but for coming back from that horrifying experience to be a great sport contributor to the community.
Art comes from an era before sports specialization; he played, officiated and coached many sports including badminton, rugby, basketball and soccer. He taught physical education at Simonds High School from 1950 – 1966, before becoming a guidance counsellor. One of his favourite memories is of the year that his soccer, basketball and track and field teams won the provincial championship in each sport. He is described by his former athletes as stolid, committed and selfless; the perfect candidate for chairman.