First Name: Vern
Last Name: Eville
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Brandon, Manitoba
County: Outside Nova Scotia

Vernon Eville was one of the most gifted and respected athletes in Nova Scotia. He began his track and field career by becoming the 1928 Maritime Junior Champion in the discus, long jump, 440-yard dash, 880-yard dash, and the high hurdles. He was selected as a member of the 1930 Nova Scotia team that competed at the British Empire Games and he was also chosen to represent Canada at the first Commonwealth Games.

Eville attended Acadia University and is still regarded as one of their most famous athletes. Along with his outstanding performance in track and field, he was also a star in basketball and rugby.

At the height of his career Eville suffered from an attack of Polio. He courageously fought back from his illness to regain a place on the Acadia campus and was elected President of the Acadia Men’s Amateur Athletic Association. Vernon Eville was known to be modest, unassuming, and a good sport. He passed away on November 9, 1973.


• 1928 Maritime Junior Discuss Champion
• 1928 Maritime Junior Long Jump Champion
• 1928 Maritime Junior 440-yard dash Champion
• 1928 Maritime Junior 880-yard dash Champion
• 1928 Maritime Junior High Hurdles Champion
• 1930 NS Team member for British Empire Games
• Represented Canada at the 1st Commonwealth Games
• One of Acadia University’s most famous athletes
• Also excelled in basketball and rugby
• President: Acadia Men’s Amateur Athl. Association