Good Sports

A series on the athletes in your neighbourhood


Amanda Fenech, Zamboni operator at George Bell Arena

STORY BY Victoria Matiash
PHOTOS BY Eric Patrick Hong

Amanda Fenech knows the sight of a woman driving a Zamboni still draws attention. The 33-year-old single mother of two has fielded her fair share of questioning looks and outspoken concerns. But, as one of four full-time maintenance workers at George Bell Arena, she’s learned to take the skepticism in stride.


Jodi McCutcheon, High Park’s curling champ

STORY BY Darryl Webster
PHOTOS BY Eric Patrick Hong

Burrowing into a quiet residential street just a few hundreds yards north of the Gardiner Expressway, and insulated from the din of rush hour by trees older than the city sits one of the West End’s crown jewels, the High Park Club.

Here, by the fire, I catch up with the skip from High Park, who has just returned from leading her rink to bronze at the Travelers Nationals, the annual amateur Club Championship, held this year in Kingston.


Nancy Wells, 71, Brunswick Avenue’s world-ranked marathoner

PHOTOS BY Eric Patrick Hong

One of the world’s top septuagenarian marathon runners has lived on Brunswick Avenue for 30 years, though she had to leave Toronto to find her place.

That’s because, in her age category, at 71, Nancy Wells must race internationally to find a peer.


This story series was paid for by Lassonde, to highlight the accomplishments of local athletes. The company had no input on the content of the article.