Three inductees into Quebec Volleyball Hall of Fame

MONTREAL – The Quebec Volleyball federation announced today its three inductees into the Quebec Volleyball Hall of Fame. The inductees are Raymond Côté, Pierre Sauvé and the late Élaine Tanguay. The induction ceremony will take place on June 5.

The federation continued its initiative by naming three inductees who played an important role in building and maintaining volleyball traditions and participating in its structure and dynamics.

Raymond Côté, builder (photo)

Since the 1970’s Raymond Côté has worked relentlessly for the sport undertaking various roles. He was a referee at the 1976 and 1984 Olympic Games, vice president on the federation’s board of directors from 1992 to 1995 and president from 1995. Since 2000, he is president of Sports Québec. Also a Volleyball Canada board member he was among the first administrators to take charge in organizing beach volleyball.

Pierre Sauvé, builder

In 1970, Pierre Sauvé founded the Club de volleyball Canons in Vaudreuil and from there built a strong network in south west Montreal for school and club volleyball teams.

Élaine Tanguay, builder

Élaine Tanguay played for the Cegep de Sherbrooke and the Université de Sherbrooke between 1969 and 1974. She coached the university squad from 1975 to 1979. She wrote several documents on the sport and on sports training and played a large role in coaching development in her career.

The three inductees will be honoured on June 5 at the federation’s gala dinner scheduled for the Centre sportif Alphonse-Desjardins in Trois-Rivieres.

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Anne-Marie Lemieux
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