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Judy Peddle showed great promise as a track athlete while still in high school. By age sixteen, she had already set a new provincial record for the junior girls 60-yard-dash, and was a member of Team Saskatchewan. A few years after that, she became the national junior champion in the 400m event.
Her career as an athlete was unfortunately cut short by an injury. She required surgery to replace a tendon in her ankle, which left her unable to compete at the same level. Her coach (and fellow Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Inductee) Bob Adams challenged Peddle to remain involved in sport. He invited her to become a manager with the Saskatoon Track and Field Club. It was the beginning of a long and impressive career in sports administration.
Peddle served on the Saskatchewan Athletics Board of Directors for eleven years, including eight as president. She was the Technical Director for Saskatchewan Athletics from 1986 to 1991. She was the manager of the University of Saskatchewan Track Club from 1991 to 2004. During all that time, she worked with Athletics Canada as the national team manager at various international events in 2001, 2002, and 2004. She was also active in several committees at Sask Sport, Saskatchewan Athletics and Athletics Canada.
In 1993, Peddle became a volunteer in wheelchair athletics. By 1998, she was the Executive Director of Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports. Additionally, she worked closely with Canada’s Wheelchair Rugby program as an organizer and development coordinator. For her efforts in that sport, she was able to attend the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney as a delegate with the Canadian National Wheelchair Rugby team.
Peddle also pursued a parallel career as an athletics official. In the beginning she worked several local and regional meets, including both Canadian Interuniversity Sport and club competitions throughout western Canada. Nationally, she officiated at many junior and senior national championships, as well as the Jeux Canada Games in both 1993 and 2005. She eventually worked her way to a Level 5 certification, allowing her to work as a Chief Umpire and Track Referee at international competitions, including the Commonwealth Games (1978 & 1986), the World Student Games (1983), the Pan American Games (1999), the World Championships (2001), the World Masters Indoor Games (2010) and the World Masters Outdoor Games (2011).
Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 16th, 2012.
- Manager of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies Track Club 1991-2004
- Officiated at local [Saskatoon] track competitions for last 43 years
- Saskatchewan Athletics Board of Directors for 11 years, including President for 8 years ending in 1986
- Technical Director for Saskatchewan Athletics 1986-1991
- Founding Member and Director of Bob Adams Foundation for 28 years
- Served on Sask Sport committees: Sask Sport Trust, Sask Sport Membership, Integration Committee, and Education and Training
- Officiated at Western Canada Games 1979, 1983,1987, and 1995
- Served on Athletics Canada Steering Committee for Planning
- Served on Athletics Canada Task Force for Board Restructuring
- Athletics Canada National Team Manager for teams competing in Santa Fe Argentina 2001, North American Caribbean Championships 2002, and Glasgow, Scotland 2004
- National Clinician & Mentor for Canadian National Olympic Committee – Athletics Canada Officials Committee
- Member of Sport Canada Needs Assessment for Status of Women in Sport
- Athletics Canada High Performance Administrator 1991-1996
- Officiated at National Senior Championships in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto (2010) and Calgary (2011)
- Officiated at Canada Games in 1993 and 2005
- Level 5 International Official
- Officiated as a Chief Umpire and Track Referee at the following
- Commonwealth Games 1978
- World Student Games 1983
- Commonwealth Games 1986
- Pan American Games 1999
- World Championships 2001
- World Masters Indoor Games 2010
- World Masters Outdoor Games 2011
- Administrator of the Year 1983
- Sask Sport Administrator 1986
- International Amateur Athletics Domestic Builder 1998
- Service Award for Saskatoon Secondary School Athletics 1998
- Athletics Canada Wall of Honour 2003
- Knights of Columbus Honorary Meet Director 2004
- Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame 2004 , 2010 (as member of Huskies team)
- Saskatchewan Athletics Award for 40 years of officiating 200