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Heroes of 2010 make B.C. Hall of Fame

NORTH Shore athletes Maëlle Ricker and Lauren Woolstencroft were both inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

NORTH Shore athletes Maëlle Ricker and Lauren Woolstencroft were both inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Ricker, a West Vancouver native, famously won Olympic gold on Cypress Mountain in her hometown last year, becoming the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil.

Ricker was surprised to receive the award Hall of Fame call, considering she's still competing at the top of her game in international snowboardcross.

"Obviously, I'm very honoured, but my first thought was, 'I'm not done yet,'" Ricker, laughing, told Postmedia News. "I'm still going. What's this all about? Do people think I've stopped?"

Woolstencroft, on the other hand, did retire from competitive sport after winning five gold medals in Paralympic alpine skiing last year in Whistler. In three Paralympic Games from 2002 to 2010 the Calgary native and North Vancouver resident racked up a total of eight gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

Ricker and Woolstencroft were joined by fellow 2010 heroes Roberto Luongo, Scott Niedermayer, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Shea Weber of the Canadian Olympic gold medal men's

hockey team.

Also inducted Tuesday were Vancouver Canucks legend Trevor Linden, twin lacrosse stars Gary and Paul Gait, wrestling coach Mike Jones, figure skating judge Audrey Williams, broadcaster Tom Larsheid, fundraiser and organizer Marty Zlotnik and the 1933 Chinese Students Soccer Team.

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