First Name: Freda Noble
Last Name: Wales
Sport: Sport Administration
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1981
Home Town: Montreal, PQ
County: Outside Nova Scotia

Freda Wales has done much to promote sport in Nova Scotia. She is the founding member of no less than five sport associations: the Orienteering Association of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Women’s Basketball Association, the Maritime Board of Women’s Sports Officials, the Canadian Ski Association Atlantic Division, and the Nova Scotia Camping Association.

While teaching at Mount Saint Vincent University, Wales incorporated orienteering into one of her programs. In 1970, she was presented with the Atlantic Provinces Health, Physical Education and Recreation Honour Award.


• Founder of five sport associations
• Among 1st in NS incorporate orienteering/teaching
• Honored by NS Div. of CDN Red Cross Swim. Society