Inducted October 22, 2005

Alfred F. Parsons - Athlete

Alf Parsons’ commitment and dedication to his sport is a true testament to the success he has had in cross-country skiing. Alf has competed in cross-country skiing, trap and skeet, biathlon, cycling, curling, broomball, running and golf throughout his sports career but is best known for his accomplishments in cross country skiing. On the international level he won a silver medal at the 2002 World Masters Cross-Country Skiing Competition and placed 1011 out of 26,000 at the 1991 New York Marathon. On the national level Alf won four gold medals at the 2005 Cross-Country Skiing National Masters Competition, four gold medals at the 2004 and 2003 competitions, three gold and one silver at the 1993 competition, and medals in the 1991, 2000 and 2001 competitions. He placed first in his age class at the 1993 National Biathlon Competition. At the national 1981 Broomball Championships he had a record of 2-2-1 and in the late 1970’s he placed second in the 12 gauge shooting (skeet) at the National Skeet Shoot Championships. On the provincial level, Alf has won gold in his cross-country age class each year from 1980 to 2005; in trap and skeet he was the provincial champion 10 years in a row from 1974 to 1984; in curling he skipped at the provincials with the Labrador zone champions for four years; in broomball he competed in the provincial championships ten times and won gold in 1981. On the local level Alf has been named many times the top athlete at the Labrador Winter Games and has also been named more than five times as the Labrador City Athlete of the Year. Alf is currently training for the 2006 World Masters Competition taking place in Torino, Italy. Alf has not only been a tremendous athlete in his community for over three decades, he has been a tireless volunteer, a valuable ambassador for Newfoundland and Labrador, and a respected role model for the youth of our towns. Alf resides in Labrador City with his wife Ellen.