List of Inductees 2000



Vic Lindal was the manager of the first Canadian Women's volleyball team in 1967, and Head Coach of the second Canadian Women's Volleyball team. His achievements as a coach are impressive and include guiding B.C.-based teams to seven national championships and the national women's team first-ever victory over the USA in the early 1970s.

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The list of organizations he is credited with founding or co-founding over his career includes B.C. Volleyball Association, the B.C. Boys & Girls High School Associations and, the Victoria Volleyball Association. As well, he originated the Pacific Rim championships and spearheaded the creation of a Japan / B.C. volleyball exchange programme. Along with his coaching and administrative accomplishments, Vic also achieved a National level referee status. His knowledge of the game and effervescent personality earned him a spot doing colour commentary on television broadcasts with CBC, CTV and TSN. He worked as a broadcaster at four Olympic Games and many Canadian Inter-university championships.

Lindal was the only Canadian of nine finalists in the International Speaker Contest for Toastmaster International in 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He also spoke at many camps and conferences regarding the need for mental training and visualization.