First Name: Percy
Last Name: Ring
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Dartmouth
County: Halifax County

Percy Ring was born in 1882 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and was one of Canada’s top sprinters before World War I. He won many indoor sprinting titles at Patterson’s Rink in Dartmouth. Ring was a great competitor in the 50-yard dash.

He could dash over the clay track with tremendous speed. Ring was strong at outdoor meets, but his best times and performances were always at the indoor races. He won more than 50 medals and prizes during his career and was one of Dartmouth’s most popular athletes.

After he retired from competing in track and field as an athlete, he became a renowned official and starter at track and field meets throughout Nova Scotia. Ring was in charge of Natal Day morning races and he also helped to coach and develop athletes to their full potential. Ring also acted as a timer for many canoe regattas.

He was active with the Sons of Temperance and he served as chaplain of Cornwallis Lodge. He was the superintendent of Christ Church Sunday School for many years and was also an executive for the Dartmouth Boys Christian Association. Percy Ring passed away in 1962 and is an Original member of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.


• 1 of Canada’s top sprinters before WW1
• Great competitor in 50-yard dash
• Better at indoor performances
• Won over 50 medals and prizes during his career
• Well known track official and starter in NS