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Robertson, Robert

Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ W. Robertson
Sport: Track & Field
Year Inducted: 2016

Dr. Robert “Bob” Robertson was the first Head Boy at General Vanier Secondary School in 1965. Interested in all sports, track was his specialty.

In 1966, Bob was the 880, mile and two mile champion at both EOSSA and Legion track meets setting a number of track records.

He regularly competed at the Maxville Highland Games winning the 880 yard race and medaling in others such as the 100 and 440 yards.

In 1967 & 1968, Bob was the Quebec age class champion at the mile distance.

In 1968 he was also the Eastern Canadian Cross Country Champion.

That winter, Bob was selected to attend the Legion National Training Camp in Edmonton, Alberta.

He was selected as the Track Athlete and overall Athlete of the Year at GVSS in 1968 and 1969.

Bob received a full athletic scholarship to East Tennessee State University where he lettered in his freshman and sophomore years.

After his competition days, Bob served as a provincial middle distance track coach for several years in Nova Scotia.