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Melissa Bishop dropping the puck at Sunday night's Pembroke Lumber Kings' game

Melissa Bishop, in a file photo from 2012. Renfrew County is planning to set up a community role model award in her name.

Melissa Bishop, in a file photo from 2012. Renfrew County is planning to set up a community role model award in her name.

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The Pembroke Lumber Kings will have a special guest dropping the puck for Sunday's game against the Smiths Falls Bears.

Olympian Melissa Bishop will be on hand for a special pre-game ceremony at the PMC Oct. 13.

Bishop made her Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Games in London, where she finished in the top-30 in the woman's 800-metre race. She was the third woman in Canada to run 800 metres in less than two minutes.

In 2013, she won the Canadian national championship in the same distance.

Born and raised in Eganville, Bishop attended Eganville District Public School and Opeongo High School and she played hockey for the Ottawa Valley Thunder before turning her attention to running.

She joined the Ottawa Lions track team and went on to the University of Windsor, where graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Kinetics and a Bachelor of Education and holds three records.

Game time Sunday is 7 p.m.


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