First Name: Annie
Last Name: Longard
Sport: Badminton
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1988
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Annie and Gladys Longard could have entered the Hall of Fame as athletes with 37 local, provincial, and regional singles and doubles badminton championships. They also reached the semi-final in singles and doubles categories at nationals. They have competed across Canada and throughout the world.

As builders, the Longard sisters have been the backbone of the Nova Scotia Badminton Association for many years. They have served in every executive post; edited and published newsletters; and coached, organized, and promoted their favourite sport from the largest city club to the smallest rural outfit.


• Won 37 Local, Prov, Singles & Doubles Championship
• Reached Semifinals in Singles & Doubles at Nat’ls
• Backbone of NS Badminton Association
• Has Served in every Executive Post
• Graduated from Dalhousie University
• Taught in Halifax School System for Over 30 Years
• Became Doubles Partners with her Sister in 1936
• Senior Tournament Chairman NS Badminton Assoc
• Permanent Secretary Maritime Badminton ‘Ships