2006 Inductees

Arlene Duncan

        While at Blakelock, Arlene participated in track and field, the drama club, student council and sang with the stage band. She played the lead role in Blakelock's first musical, "Guys and Dolls".

        After high school, Arlene won the "Du Maurier Search for Stars" competition and then went on to host this event.  In 1981, she was the winner of the Pacific Song Festival, "Artistic Merit Award" representing Canada in New Zealand.

        Arlene has appeared in more than three dozen film and television projects including the role of Harriet Tubman in CBS' "Sing Out, Freedom Train" and in "Freedom: The True Story of Fanny Kemble". She has performed in numerous musicals including a Johnny Cash special and Global TV's "Variety Tonight". Arlene is currently starring in the TV show "Little Mosque on the Prairie".

Dan Ferrone

        Dan starred on championship basketball and football teams while at Blakelock. He then went on to Simon Fraser University in British Columbia and played varsity football.

        After graduation, Dan played professional football for the Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders. He was the captain of the Argonauts and the winner of two Grey Cups. He was a league All Star nine times, All-Canadian six times and twice the winner of the Leo Dandurand Trophy as the Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Dan also served as the President of the  C.F.L. Players' Association. In 1997. he was selected by the Globe and Mail as one of Canada's 25 most powerful and influential people in sport.

        Dan is involved in many local charities and businesses including Liaison College of Culinary Arts. In 2000, Dan was inducted into the Oakville Sports Hall of Fame.

Otto Jelinek

        Otto, along with his sister, Maria, competed in pairs figure skating. In 1955, they were the Canadian Junior Champions. Between 1956 and 1960 they won four silver medals in the Canadian Seniors Championships and in 1961 and 1962 they were the Canadian Senior Pairs Champions. In 1962 Otto and Maria won the World Pairs Championship. Somehow, Otto also managed to squeeze in time to play senior football at Blakelock. In 1962 he was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and in 1992 he was inducted into the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame. From 1962-1972

        Otto worked in his family's business in Oakville (Jelinek Sports) and then he ran for political office. In 1972, he was elected and served as a Member of  Parliament in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Otto's term in government lasted for the next twenty years. During that time he served as Cabinet Minister in various portfolios including Sports and Fitness, Supply and Services and National Revenue.

       In 1994 he returned to the Czech Republic and became Chairman of the Board of Directors of Deloitte &  Touche, Central Europe. In 2006 Otto was appointed the Czech Republic's International Coordinator for Economic Activities.

Johannes Linstead

        While at Blakelock, Johannes played bass in music class and was a member of the Jazz Band. In 1988, he was Blakelock's Jazz Player of the Year. He was also a member of the chess club.

        In 1994 Johannes switched from rock music to flamenco guitar. Johannes began travelling and developing his own style influenced by places like the Caribbean. Johannes has now released five CD's with the last three reaching Billboard Top Ten. His third CD was selected "Best Contemporary Album". His fifth CD, "Mediterrania", was named "Best World Album". In 2004 and 2005, Johannes was nominated for "Guitarist of the Year" in the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.

        He  currently owns and manages his own recording studio and record company in Oakville.