Year Inducted: 2004
Wayne Salhany has literally shot his way onto the international stage.
The Cornwall native is one of Canada’s top pistol competitors, reaching the zenith of his career in 2003 when he won a pair of gold medals at the Canadian National Championships and earned a berth on the National team which represented Canada in the Pan-Am Games in the Dominican Republic.
In 2002, he represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England.
Wayne’s interest in shooting started as a 12-year-old under the guidance of his father, Cornwall lawyer Michael Salhany, an avid hunter at the time.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, he again took up rifle shooting as a hobby with the Lakeshore Anglers and Hunters in Mississauga.
In 1994, he attended his first Canadian National Pistol Championship, winning class medals in both the standard pistol and centrefire pistol events.
It was the start of a career which would take earn him numerous Provincial and National medals, and take him to international competition against the best in the World.
In 2000, as a member of the Canadian National team he competed in the United States World Cup in Atlanta. He would attend the prestigious World Cup again in each of the next three years.
Wayne continues to train for international competition and coaching with several national and international shooters in the Ottawa and Montreal area.
He is a volunteer executive member of the Cornwall Handgun Club and the Nortel Networks Sporting Arms Club.