Barry Stewart

Builder - inducted in 2008

Barry is inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame in the category as a builder in both football and basketball. However, Barry’s contributions also include his role in volleyball, track and field, rugby and touch football and the many other sports that he has actively promoted in our community. Barry’s 40 years of activities include development, administration, coaching, and refereeing. Barry has volunteered as a coach for numerous teams at secondary and elementary schools in Abbotsford including Abbotsford Senior, Abbotsford Junior and Middle Schools, St. John Brebeuf, Yale and Robert Bateman. Barry has been named a lifetime member of BC High School Sports.

While coaching regional teams Barry has represented the area at the BC Games, Western Canada Games and the Canada Games. Barry’s guiding principle is the belief that every individual that wishes to participate in a sport, no matter what their level of expertise, should be given the opportunity to play. Even today Barry continues coaching and running camps in variety of sports.

According to Gerry Swan, "Barry always made a positive contribution to the lives of the kids he coached and influenced them in a very positive manner." After a lifetime of community volunteer service, who could ask for a better commendation.