Hall of Fame - Athlete Category

Angela Chalmers

Hall of Fame - Athlete Category
Hockey, Track & Field
Award Date
Oct 6, 2009
École Secondaire Neelin High School

Angela began her career in Shilo and then Brandon at Neelin High School in 1979. At Provincial High School Championships in 1980 she swept the 400, 800 and 1500 m races. She won the 800 and 1500 m races each and every year she was in high school. She set records at both the Rural and MHSAA Provincial Track and Field Championships. After high school, Angela attended Northern Arizona University where she was an 8 time All American in Track and Cross Country. She represented Canada many times in the 1500 m, 3000 m and cross country. Her first success internationally came in 1984 when she won bronze in 3000 m at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan. In 1987 she won a silver medal at the Indianapolis Pan American games. In 1990, at the Commonwealth Games in Aukland, New Zealand, Angela won gold in both the 1500m and 3000m, and as a result was female athlete of the year in Manitoba. In 1992 she won Olympic bronze in Barcelona, in the 3000 m. In 1994 Angela was Canadian flag bearer at the Commonwealth Games where she also captured the 3000m. That same year she also won the Grand Prix final in 3000m and was honored with the 1994 Aboriginal Achievement Award. Angela Chalmers was inducted in to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.