Alison Daysmith (right) with Judy Humber

Alison Daysmith and Judy Humber were the dominant Canadian female badminton stars of their era. Each won the Canadian singles title and represented Canada at the Uber Cup world championships and Commonwealth Games. The two badminton stars were great friends as youngsters and it was Daysmith who, in Grade 6, heard there was drop-in badminton at the old Victoria Badminton Club on Amphion Street. She dragged Humber down to the club one day and they started playing. Their prowess was evident early as Daysmith won the Canadian junior women's title three times and Humber twice. Their careers were stellar and Daysmith was three-time Canadian women's singles champion, the 1975 North American women's singles champion, 1966 and 1970 Commonwealth Games quarterfinalist and two-time Uber Cup team player for Canada. Humber was the Canadian singles champion once, Canadian doubles champion once and Canadian mixed champion once. She represented Canada at two Uber Cups and three Commonwealth Games.

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SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.

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