Walk of Achievement

The Purpose of the Walk of Achievement is to recognize outstanding achievement of individuals from the Comox Valley, who have excelled in their field of endeavour; to inspire Comox Valley youth to believe in themselves and to explore the limitless possibilities the world has to offer; and to instill a sense of pride throughout the Comox Valley that we are a community that nurtures achievement.

Each recipient has received a plaque with their name, and field of endeavour embedded on the sidewalks of Downtown Courtenay.

These are the recipients of the Walk of Achievement:

2006 Red Robinson - Broadcaster

2007 Dr. Fred Leung - Noted academic, biochemist

2008 Professor Robert Smith - Scientist

2009 Honourable Stanley Hagen - MLA Comox Riding

2010 Comox Valley Olympians

  • ~ John Hawkins, Track and Field, 1972 - Munich
  • ~ Dick McClure, Rowing, 1956 - Melbourne
  • ~ Jay Dahlgren, Track and Field, 1968 - Mexico City
  • ~ Lindsay Sparkes, Curling, 1988 - Calgary
  • ~ Glenn Rupertus, Biathlon, 1988 - Calgary, 1992 - Albertville, 1994, Lillehammer
  • ~ Don Irvine, Canoeing, 1984 - Los Angeles
  • ~ Ed Smith, Rowing, 1972 - Munich, 1976 - Montreal
  • ~ Patty Loverock, Track, 1976 - Montreal
  • ~ Tom Graham, Volleyball, 1976 - Montreal
  • ~ Tom Howard, Track, 1976 - Montreal
  • ~ Cheryl Howard, Rowing, 1976 - Montreal
  • ~ Rhonda Ross, Rowing, 1976 - Montreal
  • ~ Geoff Kabush, Mountain Bike, 200 - Sydney, 2008 - Beijing
  • ~ Tom Herschmiller, Rowing, 2004 - Greece
  • ~ Terry Tobacco, Track, 1956 - Melbourne, 1960 - Rome
  • ~ Susan Kelsey, Swimming, 1976 - Montreal
  • ~ Kiara Bisaro, Mountain Bike, 2004 - Greece

2011 Jack Hodgins - Author

2012 (May)Kim Cattrall - Actor, Producer

2012 (November)The Honourable Iona Campagnolo PC, OC, OBC

2013 Brian Howes - Songwriter, Producer & Multi-Instrumentalist

2014 Louise Carvalho - International Lawyer

The Walk of Achievement Directors are an ad hoc group of citizens who come together on this project.  They are Jacqueline Green (Chair), David Durrant, Erik Eriksson, and Neil Havers.

For all the details about the Walk of Achievement and its recipients, visit www.walkofachievement.com