The City of Weyburn Walk of Fame Committee announced Kathryn Groshong and Graham DeLaet are the inductees for 2021.
Groshong and DeLaet are both accomplished athletes in their respective sports, representing Weyburn at provincial and national levels, and embody many characteristics that are the essence of the Weyburn identity.
The induction ceremony is slated for mid-June. Further details will be announced in the lead-up to the event.
The Walk of Fame Committee thanks all those who submitted nominations. For more information on application criteria and a list of inductees, visit the City of Weyburn website: www.weyburn.ca/walk-of- fame/.
Kathryn Groshong is a long-term Weyburn resident, moving from the Oungre area with her husband Fred in 1999. A self-taught swimmer at a young age, Groshong entered her first Senior Provincial Games at the age of 70, where she won two bronze medals. She regularly trained at the Weyburn Leisure Centre, and still does to this day at the age of 94.
Groshong’s highest achievements are gold medal finishes in 100m backstroke and 100m individual medley at the 2004 Canada Senior Games, and three medal finishes at the 2006 Canada Senior Games in the 100m individual medley (gold), 50m freestyle (gold) and 50m backstroke (silver).
In addition to her athletic achievements, Groshong was also been presented with a Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for her volunteer commitment to the Southeast Regional Library, Southeast Community College, Town and Country Women, Weyburn Arts Council and other local community organizations.
Weyburn native Graham DeLaet began a successful golf career at an early age. A two-time Saskatchewan Amateur champion and Boise State Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, DeLaet’s achievements led him to turn pro in 2007.
On the Canadian Tour, DeLaet was the 2007 Rookie of the Year and 2009 Player of the Year, and in 2014 was the 26th ranked golfer in world standings. He has four professional wins and has been a PGA Tour Member since 2010. DeLaet has represented Canada in the 2008 and 2009 World Cup, the 2013 Presidents Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
DeLaet and his wife started the Graham and Ruby DeLaet Foundation, which focuses on improving the health and wellness of children and supports the development of junior golfers. DeLaet has also provided valuable charitable contributions to the Weyburn and District Hospital Foundation and Golf Saskatchewan.