First Name: Beverley "Bev"
Last Name: Wade
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1985
Home Town: Kentville
County: Kings County

Beverley “Bev” Wade was one of the finest sprinters this province has ever produced, excelling in both the 100- and 220-yard dashes. In addition to his running feats, the versatile athlete performed creditably in rugby and baseball.

The “Kentville Flash,” as he was known, was a product of the Acadia Relays and the Halifax Herald and Halifax Mail runs. He ran his first race in 1928, finishing second in the 60-yard dash and third in the 100-yard dash.
In 1930 he won the Maritime junior titles in both events.

Then in 1931 he captured the 220-yard dash, equalling the Maritime senior record established in 1898. In 1932 he participated in the Canadian Olympic trials.

Wade was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1985.


• Known as the “Kentville Flash”
• Ran his 1st Race in 1928 placing 2nd and 3rd
• Won Maritime Jr Titles 1930 in the Sixty and 100
• Captured the 220 in 1931
• Participated in Canadian Olympic Trials 1932
• President Kentville Wildcats Baseball Club
• Versatile as also Played Baseball and Rugby