Judy (Haslam) Peddle
Track and Field
Judy Peddle first volunteered as a manager and coach with the Saskatoon Track and Field Club in 1961, has been an official since 1971, and as an administrator, she has been associated with Saskatchewan Athletics, The National High Performance Centre and more recently, Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports.
Judy was born in Saskatoon, the youngest of three children. Her siblings are brother Bob and sister Eleanor. Sports came naturally in the family and Judy was a member of the Saskatoon team, which won the Saskatchewan high school relay championship. While running for Saskatoon at the provincial championships, Judy set a new record in the junior girls' 60-yard dash in 7.4 seconds.
At the age of 16, she qualified for the Saskatchewan team, which went to the Royal Canadian Legion-sponsored training camp and three competitions. Judy finished second in a senior women's semifinal, significant because it was the first meet where photo finish cameras were used in Canada.
Bob Adams was instrumental in keeping Judy in the sport after she suffered a tendon transplant in her ankle, the first operation of its kind in Western Canada. Bob invited Judy to become a manager with the Saskatoon Track and Field Club. She became technical director of the Saskatchewan Track and Field Association, a position she held for six years, and at the same time, she was administrator for the National High Performance Centre.
Her association with Huskie Athletics was long-standing, dating back to organizing officials for the Sled Dog Invitational and later as administrator of the program from 1991 to the current time. Judy received the Sask Sport award for administrative duties, recognizing her role as president of the Saskatchewan Track and Field Association from 1978 to 1985 and the countless volunteer hours as an official. She also been named to the Athletics Canada Wall of Fame, won an IAAF woman of the year award as domestic builder and a Dairy Producers Fitness Foundation Award, among others.
Judy twice officiated at the British Commonwealth Games, including 1986 at Edinburgh, Scotland, where she served as an umpire. Another of her assignments in Canada was in 1993 when she officiated at the Jeux Canada Games in British Columbia. Judy was part of the team delegation for Canada when it sent its team to the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. She was manager of the Athletics Canada national team for the North American Caribbean championships at San Antonio, Texas, in 2002.