Newest Badminton Canada Hall of Fame member - Marjory Shedd
December 4, 2022
Badminton Canada is pleased to induct Marjory Shedd into the Badminton Canada Hall of Fame
Marj Shedd was a tall southpaw that played out of the Carlton Club in Toronto. She won her first Canadian Badminton Championship in 1953. In total she won 6 national singles titles, 12 women’s doubles and 5 mixed doubles titles. She captured her women’s doubles titles playing with three partners and her mixed titles with three. Marj won her last championship 20 years after winning her first!
She was an amazing athlete who played on national championship teams in both basketball and volleyball and represented Canada in volleyball at the 1967 Pan-American Games.
Her badminton exploits are legendary. She won 44 provincial and 23 national titles including 5 when the Nationals and Canadian Open were one event. In addition, she amassed eleven Canadian open titles. Her provincial record is almost unbelievable. She reigned supreme for more than 20 years, capturing a record 13 consecutive singles titles, 19 women’s doubles titles (11 consecutive from 1953-1963), and 12 mixed championships (eight consecutive). These championship titles included an incredible eight consecutive triple crowns.
Marj Shedd was honoured for her achievements by being inducted into the Canadian Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1970, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1976, Badminton Ontario’s Hall of Fame in 2000, the University of Toronto Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Ontario Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2018 and recently Badminton Canada's Hall of Fame in December 2022.
She will be honoured during the presentation of the new Badminton Canada Hall of Fame display at the 2022 Yonex Canadian International Challenge from December 6 to December 11, 2022, in Markham Ontario.
Find full player biography here: Marjory Shedd