2012 Inductees

Jeff Arp
        Jeff graduated from Blakelock as both an athlete and a scholar. He played on Halton junior and senior championship football teams and won the top Athlete/Academic Award in his graduating year.

        Jeff went on to play football at the University of Western Ontario where he was All-Canadian in 1979, 1980 and 1981. Jeff was also the team captain. He was elected to the university's Football Wall of Fame (2007) and to the University of Western Ontario Club Hall of Fame (2010).

        Jeff graduated from Western with a degree in political science.

        Jeff played in the CFL with the Hamilton Ti-Cats from 1982-1985. In 1985 he played in the Grey Cup game. In 1986 Jeff played for the Toronto Argonauts.

        Since retiring from football, Jeff has worked for the provincial government at Queen's Park. He has worked in a number of ministries including education, government services, finance and environment.
Jeff is currently the Supervisor, Corporate Correspondence Unit, Communications Branch, Ministry of the Environment.

Cecelia Carter
        
        Cecelia was an outstanding athlete while at Blakelock participating in track and field, basketball and volleyball. She was a SOSSA Zone champion in track and SOSSA Zone Team Champion during her time at Blakelock.

        Cecelia went on to set Canadian and World records in track and field. She held the Canadian Indoor record in the 440 yards. She was the Canadian champion four times in the 440 yards both indoors and outdoors and in the outdoors 4 x 110 relay.
Cecelia also held the world and Canadian (indoor) record in the 600 yards.
She participated in two Commonwealth Games (Jamaica - 1966; Scotland - 1970).

        Post-secondary, Cecelia earned a degree in political science and then a specialist certificate in physical and health education.

        She taught in a number of schools including Pinegrove Elementary (Oakville), Bishop Ryan, Glendale, Sir John A. Macdonald, Westdale and Hillfield Strathallan (Hamilton).

        Cecelia has been inducted into the McMaster Sports Hall of Fame, Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame, Hamilton Gallery of Distinction and the McMaster University Gallery of Distinction. She is also the recipient of the following awards: Ray Lewis Award for Community Service (City of Hamilton), Woman of Distinction Award (City of Hamilton), Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB Distinguished Service Award, Queen's Jubilee Medal for volunteerism, and the Bill Paterson Award as the top physical and health education teacher in Ontario.

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