Vancouver Whitecaps FC are mourning the passing of Dr. Don Hedges, a team doctor with the club for more than 20 years.
Hedges was 72, and was beloved by all who had the privilege of working with him.
In addition to his work with the Whitecaps and Vancouver 86ers, Hedges also worked with the Burnaby Lake rugby program, the New Westminster Hyacks high school football team, and had a profound legacy with the Coquitlam Adanacs and the lacrosse community.
Hedges spent time as the Adanacs president and director, and worked with the professional Vancouver Ravens and Vancouver Stealth, Canada’s national box lacrosse program, and the men’s field lacrosse program at Simon Fraser University. In addition, he taught a course on sports medicine at SFU.
In 2018 he was inducted into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame, while in 2011 he was inducted into the builders category in the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.
More can be found on Hedges in the TriCity News.
Whitecaps FC offer our condolences to the Hedges family and friends as we remember the indelible mark he left on the local sports community.