• Multi-Sport
  • 2010
  • Athlete

Patricia "Pat" Dobie

Pat Dobie of Fredericton was a highly-accomplished all-around athlete. A national champion in discus, shot-put and javelin by her senior year at Fredericton High School, she was competitive on the national and international stage for 20 years in track and field, basketball and fencing. Dobie, who set a Canadian javelin record at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, was one of only three women on the team. She competed in the Pan-American Games the following season. Dobie was twice named New Brunswick’s most outstanding athlete at the National Track and Field Championship/Olympic Training Plan. A Canadian fencing champion who competed successfully internationally, she was also a member of the 1963 Canadian senior A champion Saskatoon Aces basketball club. Dobie is a member of the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 5, 2010.

Quick Facts

  • Selected to represent New Brunswick at the Olympic Training Plan (1954 through 1957)
  • Twice winner of the T. Eaton Award at the Canadian National Track Championships/Olympic Training Plan as most outstanding athlete from New Brunswick (1956 and 1957)
  • Winner of the Myer Budovitch Award for outstanding athlete in the Fredericton area (1957)
  • Selected to the 1962 Canadian British Empire (Commonwealth) Games team and was one of only three women from Canada to make the team
  • Set a Canadian Record and Personal Best in the javelin at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, Australia on November 30, 1962 (145 ft. and 9 ½ inches)
  • Inducted into the Canadian Forces Sports Hall of Fame for both Track and Field and Fencing achievements (1976)
  • Inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the Saskatoon Aces Basketball Club, 1963 Canadian Senior “A” Champions (1989)
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