First Name: Frederick Robert (Fred)
Last Name: Lynch
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1985
Home Town: Dartmouth
County: Halifax County

Fred Lynch of Dartmouth was an individual who brought an abundance of energy, skill, determination, and class to Nova Scotia sports. He will be remembered fondly for his tremendous contributions as a builder in canoeing and hockey.

Lynch gained his first taste of acclaim in 1961 when he coached a Dartmouth-based women’s war canoe team to a North American title. He was successful himself in capturing the Canadian Junior K1 and K2 titles in 1965. He was also the founding father and executive of Canoe Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Provincial Instructors School, and the Coaches Association (Atlantic Division).

In hockey, Lynch was Nova Scotia’s referee-in-chief and served as CAHA representative to the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Fred passed away in 1982.


• Coached 1961 Women’s War Canoe to NA Title
• 1962 Captured Canadian Junior K-1 and K-2 Titles
• 1965 Captured Canadian Junior K-4 Title
• Founded Metro Codiac Canoe Club in Moncton
• 1975 Instrumental in Origin Pisiquid Aquatic Club
• Coached Pisiquid Aquatic Club for 7 Years
• Founding Father and Executive Canoe Nova Scotia
• Canoe NS Prov Instructors School and Coaches Assoc
• NS Referee-in-Chief since 1977
• Member Rules Committee of CAHA for 4 Years
• 1978 Parent Body’s Rep Internat’l Ice Hockey Fed