Distinguished Alumni - Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson, Armbrae Academy 1995, Inducted 2005

Jane Thompson, courageous adventurer, competitive swimmer and entrepreneur died in 2003 after struggling with cystic fibrosis throughout her life. Jane was a gifted athlete and one of Canada's fastest backstroke swimmers. She represented Nova Scotia at the Canada Summer Games in 1993, and two years later she was awarded a scholarship to Providence College in Rhode Island where she was a member of the Academic All-Star Team. At Providence College she won the National Award of Achievement and the Paul Connelly Award for sportsmanship, courage and honour. Following her university studies, Jane travelled the world and took tennis, dance and circus lessons. She was a partner in Sweet Jane's, a candy store in Halifax. In spite of constant health crises, Jane remained optimistic and enthusiastic throughout her life.

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