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Darlene Currie

Basketball Athlete- Inducted 2022

Known as the Steve Nash of Women’s Basketball in the 1950s and 60s, Darlene Currie was a legend in her time. Born in Calgary Alberta Darlene loved all manner of sports while growing up but her main passion was basketball. A star player in high school she then went on to play for the Maxwell’s senior team from 1954-1960 and was consistently named MVP and top scorer. Her list of accomplishments include three national senior women’s basketball titles in the 1960s and 3 Pan Am Games where her team won a bronze medal for Canada in 1967.That year she lead team BC to gold in the first Canadian Winter Games held in Quebec City. In 1994 Darlene was inducted into the Canada Basketball Hall of fame and the B.C Hall of Fame in 2004. After retiring 30 years as a Teacher in the Vancouver secondary schools Darlene’s Vancouver Retreads basketball Team went on to win gold in the 2005 World Masters Games +65 category, inspiring the film “The Oldest Basketball Team in the World”.