Inductees
2013 Stars 

 

Barenaked Ladies  – Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart – Entertainment

Christine Bentley – Community

Dwayne Morgan – Arts and Culture

Judie Oliver – Sports

Gerry Phillips – Community

Scarborough Historical Society – Lionel Purcell, Richard Schofield – Community

Monika Schnarre – Arts and Culture

 

 

 

2011 Stars 

 

Peter Appleyard – Entertainment

Dr. Vicki Bismilla – Education

Lawrence Gowan – Entertainment

Jay C. Hope –  Community

Dr. Dhun Noria – Health and Science

Dr. Harold Stein – Health and Science

Ron Watson – Community

 

 

 

2009 Stars

 

Marilyn Denis – Entertainment

Dwayne De Rosario – Sports

Gordon Deval – Sports

Lois James – Environment

Debra McGrath – Entertainment

Don Montgomery – Community (awarded posthumously)

 

 

 

2008 Stars

 

Dr. Sheela Basrur – Health and Science

Earl Campbell – Education

Deborah Cox – Entertainment

Ben Heppner – Entertainment

Rick Middleton – Sports

John Wimbs – Community

 

 

 

2007 Stars

 

James Bamford – Community

Johnny Cowell – Arts and Culture

Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung – Community

Bob Hunter – Environment

Cindy Nicholas – Sports

Anson Taylor – Education

 

 

 

2006 Stars

 

Dr. Lloyd Carlsen – Health and Science

Dr. R. H. King – Education

Dr. Charles C. Macklin – Science

Jamaal Magloire – Sports

Doris McCarthy – Arts and Culture  *new bio for McCarthy see below

David Onley – Community

Vicky Sunohara – Sports

David Thomson – Pioneer

Wes Williams – Entertainment

Dr. Joseph Y. K. Wong – Community

Participants in The Robbie should be proud to take part in the world’s largest annual charitable youth soccer tournament. Since 1967, The Robbie has donated over $1 Million dollars to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy.

 

In 1967, a group of soccer enthusiasts met in John Wimbs’ living room to organize a small soccer tournament for boys. Upstairs, they heard three-year-old Robbie Wimbs receiving treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. CF is an incurable disease that in 1967 took most of its victims before the age of five. There and then the organizers decided to dedicate their tournament, not just to soccer, but to fighting the disease. The Robbie was born.

 

Since 1967, youth teams from around the world have been coming to Toronto to play soccer and, through entry fees and various activities, raise money for children who suffer from CF. The introduction of the Girls’ division several years later prompted organizers to recognize another cause - Muscular Dystrophy. Thanks to the Robbie and other organizations, CF victims are living longer and with greater hope. Robbie Wimbs survived until he was 33. He lives on in the tournament he inspired.