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Lisa Haley, right, is welcomed by fellow Olympian Les “Babe” Mason of Stellarton. Haley was an assistant coach of Canada’s gold-medal-winning women’s hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Mason competed in boxing at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.

WESTVILLE – In Sochi, Lisa Haley realized her Olympic dream.
In Westville, she knew she was home.
Lisa (Jordan) Haley, who grew up in Westville and played hockey from an early age, received a triumphant welcome home last week. A gathering was hosted last Wednesday by the Town of Westville to honour Haley’s role as an assistant coach of Canada’s gold-medal-winning women’s hockey team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
She arrived the previous day and returned on Friday to her home and family in Toronto.
“I couldn’t be more proud to be here today,” Haley said.
A crowd of more than 300 people rimmed the walls of the Westville Civic Building’s auditorium. They were joined by members of the Westville air cadet corps, including Sgt. Scott MacIntosh who piped in Haley and the Jordan family.
Gifts were bestowed on her by Westville Mayor Roger MacKay – including a key to the town – as well as Deputy Mayor Jack Lewis on behalf of the Town of New Glasgow and Pictou East MLA Tim Houston on behalf of the province.
“We are very proud of all that Lisa has done,” MacKay said.
“Hockey is Canada’s game,” Houston said. “To be part of the gold medal women’s team is the ultimate, as well as seeing the gold medal and seeing the support here.”
The crowd was treated to a video presentation composed by her twin sister, Lesley Jordan, who spoke about their early years playing hockey and her sister’s aspirations.
“Lisa had a dream of the Olympics and winning gold,” Jordan said. “At Sochi, she realized her dream.”
Haley praised those who coached her in hockey and other sports in her formative years, especially the...
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