The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is celebrating Nova Scotia's rich sport heritage by naming the Top 15 athletes in Nova Scotia history. CBC Nova Scotia News will reveal each of the athletes that were carefully chosen by a committee and public vote Monday nights this fall during the newscast, beginning with number 15 on Sept. 11 and counting down to number one, which will be revealed on Dec 18. Here are the athletes, starting with number 15:

#15 - Rob McCall


Rob McCall with skating partner Marie McNeil. (NSSHF)

Dartmouth, Figure Skating (Ice Dancing) 

  • Bronze Medallist at the 1988 Olympics
  • Canadian Junior Champion 1977
  • Canadian Senior Champion 1981-1988
  • Three-time World Champion Bronze Medallist
  • Turned Professional April 1988
  • World Professional Champion in 1989

McCall and skating partner Marie McNeil became household names in Nova Scotia in the 1970s. McCall then paired with partner Tracy Wilson of BC to become the first Canadian ice dancing team to medal at the Olympics.

#14 - Mark de Jonge

mark de jonge

Halifax kayaker Mark de Jong is number 14 on the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Top 15 list. (Aaron Lynett/The Canadian Press)

Halifax (born in Calgary), Kayaking 

  • Bronze Medallist at the 2012 Olympics
  • World Champion in 2014 (world record) and 2015
  • Silver medallist at World Championships in 2013
  • Winner of over 30 National Championship gold medals
  • 2 bronze, 1 silver and 1 gold Pan-American medals
  • Competed in the 2016 Olympics

De Jonge specializes in the men's K-1 200 m event, having earned his Olympic bronze in this race. He has also earned Pan Am medals in the K-1 500 m, K-4 1000 m and K-2 200 m. De Jonge's road to his first Olympics was challenged by a hand injury, but he overcame it to win the national trials.

#13 - Jamie Bone

Jamie Bone

Wheelchair Sprinter Jamie Bone from Dartmouth, N.S., is number 13 on the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame Top 15 list. (Daily News/NSSHF)

Dartmouth (born in Sault Saint Marie), Wheelchair Sprinting 

  • Three gold medals and one bronze at the 1988 Paralympics in Seoul
  • World record setter in the 200m and 400m events
  • Paralympic record setter in 100m and 200m 
  • Winner of seven National Championship golds
  • Winner of four gold medals at the Robin Hood Cerebral Palsy World Games in 1989

Bone started his athletic career on Nova Scotia's Flying Wheels wheelchair basketball team and quickly went on to dominate wheelchair sprinting in the late 1980s. At the 1988 Paralympics, he took gold in all three sprinting distances and won the 400m event with a 100m lead.