Sybil (Beatteay) Mitchell
Statement of Significance
If ever there was a young person who was pre-destined for greatness, it was Sybil Beatteay.
Her grandfather was Elijah Ross of the Paris Crew, a 1972 Hall of Fame inductee; her coach was Hilton Belyea, a 1971 inductee, and her contemporaries were, inductees all, Harry Smyth, Willie Logan, Johnny Quigg and Oakie O’Connor.
Her career covered a 13 year period from 1920 to 1933. In that span of time, she won countless age-class titles, 9 provincial and maritime senior championships, a second place finish in the North Americans, and in 1929, the Canadian Senior ladies Championship. At least in her case, pre-destination worked – for tonight she joins those other champions in her provincial sport shrine.
Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4th, 1983.