Latest inductees to Thurber’s Hall of Fame

  • Nov. 27, 2013 5:34 p.m.

Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School hosted its annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony recently.

This year’s ceremony included Inspector Roy Beaton, a retired RCMP officer who graduated from LTCHS in 1960. After basic training in Ottawa, Beaton was posted to ‘F Division’ in Saskatchewan.

He has been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Canada Confederation Medal, and the Long Service Medal with Silver Bar.

He was formerly the officer in charge for the Red Deer City detachment, and he worked as security for Queen Elizabeth II, Governor-Generals Roland Michener and Jean Sauve, Prime Ministers John Diefenbaker, Pierre Trudeau, Joe Clark and former Progressive Conservative leader Robert Stanfield. These are just a few of his accomplishments over the years.

He is currently a member of the RCMP Veterans’ Association.

Also inducted was Neil Grahn who graduated from LTCHS in 1981.

Grahn is the writer/host of the CBC TV variety special Get a Laugh and he has won the Gemini Award for Best Lifestyle Series Taking It Off for Life Network.

He was also the head writer for The Irrelevant Show for CBC Radio, director of 18 episodes of Canadian Pickers for History Television and the director of The Rig (seasons one and two) for OLN Canada among others.

Finally, Jeremy St. Louis was also inducted into the Hall of Fame.

He graduated from LTCHS in 1989, and is host of The Locker Room.

He has also been the lead anchor and reporter for Fox Soccer Report, Fox Sports World Canada and Fox Soccer Channel (U.S.)

He also two feature interviews with David Beckham.

-Weber

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