LeRoy Washburn
Builder - Athletics
  • Won the overall title at the 1974 NB Track and Field Championships
  • Officiated track and field at the 1967 Pan-American Games, 1976 Summer Olympics, 1978 and ’86 Commonwealth Games and 1979 IAAF World Cup
  • Served as the New Brunswick Track and Field President from 1984-87
  • Served as the Chef de Mission at the 1987 Word Student Games in the former Yugoslavia
  • Vice-President of the New Brunswick Special Olympics Association
  • International technical official at the 1994 Pan American Games and the 1996 Summer Olympics
  • Coached NB elite paralympic athlete, and Paralympic medalist, Hal Merrill (shot put, discus and javelin) from 1996-2000
  • Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in 1988

Also nicknamed “Mr. Track & Field” LeRoy passed away earlier in 2019. A nationally ranked athlete in sprints & jumps, who blossomed into community, regional and national officiating, organizing and administration over a fifty-year involvement in track & field. Demonstrated quiet and efficient leadership as ANB President (NBTFA at the time) from 1984-87 and remained a long time Board member of both ANB and Athletics Canada. He officiated (mostly throws) at; 1967 Pan Am Games (Winnipeg), Montreal Olympics of 1976;  1978 and 1986 Commonwealth Games (Edmonton and Edinburgh, Scotland); Judged at:, 1979 World Cup, Montreal; International Technical Official for Pan Am Games and 1996 Olympics (Atlanta); Canadian Team Chef-de-Mission, 1987 World University Games/FISU (Yugoslavia). He also coached well fellow inductee in Paralympian Hal Merrill from 1996-2000. He was also instrumental in the development of the NB Legion program as well as oversaw the building of critical facilities and hosting of Nationals in Oromocto. Countless hours of dedication and volunteering to provide leadership & direction to all aspects of the New Brunswick Track and Field Community.