1993, Rick & Diana Griffiths (Hockey, Swimming, Sport Yukon)

griffithsThe Griffiths were inducted to the Hall of Fame for their contributions to hockey, swimming and the Yukon Sports Federation (now Sport Yukon) between 1968 and 1974.

Diana was involved in many activities. In 1968, along with four others, she formed the Whitehorse Swim Club. She acted as Secretary Treasurer from 1968-69 and served as Vice-President in 1970 and President in 1971-72. She was the first person awarded a lifetime membership to the Whitehorse Swim Club. After resigning from the board, Diana remained active in the club until 1974. She also served on the boards for the Klondettes Gym club, Yukon Sports Federation and Whitehorse Minor Hockey.

Rick was involved in hockey and swimming. When Rick arrived in Whitehorse in 1968 he felt that hockey needed more regulation and standardization and travelled to Grande Prairie to become a certified referee. He returned to Whitehorse and trained others to referee minor hockey games. Rick served on the executive for minor hockey and dedicated many hours as a coach. He coached the Juvenile Hockey team at the 1971 Canada Winter Games.

Rick was also the head swim coach. He coached twice a day and in 1973 took a team to the Canada Games. He was a driving force in getting the Lions Swimming Pool covered and in appreciation he received a Lions Club Award. He also served as the first president of the Yukon Sports Federation in 1973-74.