First Name: Marjorie
Last Name: Turner-Bailey
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1984
Home Town: Lockeport
County: Shelbourne County

Marjorie Turner-Bailey, of Lockeport, Nova Scotia, was a star soccer and basketball player for her high school teams. She first gained Provincial and Maritime recognition during the spring of 1964 when she astounded track and field followers with her sheer speed and strength at a Mount Allison University Invitation and the famed Acadia relays. She finished with a first place showing in the 100 and 200-yard dashes, the broad jump, and the shot put.

Bailey single-handedly wrapped up the girls class “A” championship for Lockeport Regional High. She ran a 100-yard dash later that summer at Greenwood in 11.2, equalling a provincial record set by Olympic sprinter Aileen Meagher. From that point on she gained international recognition as she competed in major events throughout the world. She participated in the Pan American Games in Mexico, took part in the first World Cup in Germany, the Montreal Olympics, the Commonwealth Games in Jamaica, New Zealand, and Edmonton.

Injuries prevented her appearance at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics. After winning a silver medal with the 4×100 relay team at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, she decided to retire. During her career, she established four Canadian track and field records. Marjorie was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1984.


• 1st Track Meet 1964 Mount Allison Uni Invitat’l
• Summer 1964 Equalled 11.2 Record by Aileen Meagher
• Silver Medal Commonwealth Games 4×100 Relay Team
• Established 4 Canadian Track and Field Records
• Awarded Myrtle Cook Trophy in 1964
• 1964 NS Athlete of the Year
• Won 2 bronze medals in the 1975 Pan Am Games