Paul Shaw was introduced to trap shooting during a conversation in 1981 while goose hunting with friends. Paul quickly established himself as a force within the sport through pure instinct built from his early years, raised on a farm near Ravenna, when rabbit hunting was considered recreation.
In 1984, he got involved in Olympic style trapshooting. For the past 30 years, his accomplishments in provincial, national and international competition are staggering. He has won every championship event at the Ontario Championships incl. singles, handicap, doubles, High- All Around and High Overall. Paul is a 4x Canadian Champion in Double Trap.
During his career, he has represented Canada as an athlete at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, 4x Pam American Games and 2010 & 2014 Commonwealth Games in both Trap and Double Trap.
In 2014, Paul Shaw is ranked #1 in International Double Trap and #3 in Olympic Trap and involved with the organization of shooting events for the 2015 Pan American games in Toronto.
His trapshooting talents have been recognized in his induction in to the Ontario Provincial Trap Shooting Hall of Fame in 2007.
On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Collingwood Sports Hall Fame introduced Paul Shaw as one of its newest members.
Adrian van den Hoven is a sailing master of the Great Lakes. He is the first Canadian to complete solo racing on all five of the lakes, has won his division in all but one of the lakes, and was our country’s first participant in the Super Mac marathon race. For his outstanding efforts, he was awarded the Collingwood Yacht Club’s James Russell Memorial Trophy in 2011 for Meritorious Navigation skills. He’s proven to be one of the best in his racing division.
Seven years after beginning the sport of sailing, van den Hoven set sail on a racing career in 1997. Three years later, he was racing solo and placed first in the 2003 Collingwood Yacht Club Invitational Race. Three out of the five times that he entered the Georgian Bay Sailing Regatta from 2000 to 2008, he placed first in his division and took overall honours in ’00. As part of the crew aboard the 42-foot Benateau ‘Smokum Too’ out of Thornbury, he worked the foredeck handling sails and spinnaker from 2000 to 2011. In 2006, the boat became the first-ever Canadian entry to win overall honours in the Chicago – Mackinac race.
van den Hoven enjoys working out and training, skis alpine and cross-country during the winter months. He works as a full-time employee with Hydro One as a Hydro One Lines Supervisor in Stayner, Ontario.
In the 1960’s, he was a young competitor that trained on rollerblade wheels given
Canada’s lack of any bobsleigh training facility. His first taste of the Olympics came during the 1976 Innsbruck games as a breakman. Subsequently, he moved to the front of the sleight piloting Canada I at the World Cup and
Championships until his retirement in 1974. He competed in the 1968 and 1972
Olympic Games in the two and four man categories finishing 17th and 19th respectively.
Following his competitive career, Bob began his second career as a representative for the sport of bobsleigh. In this role, he advised national and international sports bodies and was instrumental in the decision to allow womens’ bobsleigh and skelton into the 2002 Olympics. He has served as a director and member of the Canadian Olympic Committee that was successful in securing the 1988 Calgary and 2010 Vancouver host bids.
In 1998, he was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Sports Hall of Fame as a
Jill Miller was born in Birmingham England in 1951, moving to Collingwood in 1977. After joining the Blue Mountain Weightlifting Club in 1991, she started competing Internationally on the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Team in 1993. During this time, Jill organized and competed provincially at competitions taking home numerous – Ontario Gold, Silver and Bronze medals, as well as the Ontario Open Championship. Jill has won the Canadian Masters Weight Lifting Championships in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Every year, since 1993, she has competed International at events hosted in Austria, Australia, Canada, United States, Scotland and the Dominican Republic.
After turning 35, the highest level available is the World Masters Weightlifting Championships, Jill continues to compete.
World Masters Games Record Holder
Pan American Record Holder
Commonwealth Record Holder
Canadian Record Holder
Weight-lifting accomplishments include:
Pan American Masters Champion – 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005
World Masters Championship – 2nd Place – 1999, 2000
Canadian National Masters Champion – 2001, 2002, 2003
World Masters Champion – 2003, 2004
World Masters Games – 2nd Place 2005
Jill has been competing for 15+ years with plans to continue. She has been honored as “Best Lifter” in her age group on a number of occasions which is determined by the use of a formula that equalizes both age and body weight. In addition to weightlifting, Jill’s is a Level alpine ski instructor, Swimming Instructor, Lifeguard and Swimming Course Instructor. Jill’s passion for weightlifting is not focused entirely on competition as she has often assumed the required administrative tasks to ensure that the sport of weightlifting continues to flourish not only in Collingwood but provincially and nationally. Her various undertakings have brought Collingwood worldwide recognition. 1) Co-chair of World Master Weightlifting Championships – Collingwood 1996 2) Co-chair of Pan American Masters Weightlifting Championships – Collingwood 1999 3) Co-chair Canadian Weightlifting Championships – Collingwood 2001 4) Co-chair of annual Collingwood Open Weightlifting Championships Approx 8 times 5) Representative of Collingwood on the Provincial , National & International weightlifting scene 6) President of the Ontario Weightlifting Association 7) Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation 8) Chairperson of a Coaching Association of Canada committee for the development of new coaching resources for Weightlifting Canadian Coaches 9) Master Learning Facilitator training coaches in Canada 10) Level 3 Nationally Certified Coach 11) Coach of the Blue Mountain Weightlifting Club – 50+ members 12) Developer of strength (Olympic style weightlifting ) training program for older adults Unquestionably, Jill Miller’s continued involvement in promoting the benefits of weightlifting has assisted countless Collingwood athletes to reach new levels of athletic excellence. This evening, April 21, 2007, the Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame welcomes Jill Miller as an enshrined member for her Athletic achievements.