Friday, August 23, 2013


Prince Edward County Sports Hall of Fame-2013

Carol Anne Ireland


Carol Anne Ireland was born in Kingston, Ontario, August 19, 1940. She moved to Prince Edward County when she was ten years old, and attended St. Barbara’s School at Picton Heights, and Prince Edward Collegiate. She returned to The County in 1988, at first on the Glenora Road, and then to Wellington-On-The-Lake.


She began participating in her sport when she was 26 years old. She remembers her complete dedication to archery, from the beginning. “I more or less practised eight hours a day, seven days a week. I put the kids on the bus, then headed out to shoot. I was really determined to do well at the sport.” Her efforts soon paid off, as she won the Ontario Outdoor Championship three times, and the Indoor Ontario title four times. She qualified for the Canadian World team on three occasions, and for two years was the Canadian Champion. She was also the first Canadian woman to shoot 1100 FITA. In 1969, she won a Silver Medal at the World championship in Valley forge, Pennsylvania. In 1972, she came within one point of qualifying for the Olympic team which was headed to Berlin. She was a member of the Canadian Ambassador Cup team five times.


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