Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Brad Farynuk has been inducted into the A.L. Fortune Secondary School's Wall of Fame.
Farynuk played five of the past six years in Asia with the Tohoku Free Blades before retiring at the end of last season. After playing four seasons at R.P.I. University Farynuk played three seasons (2006-2009) with six different teams (Dayton, Syracuse, Stockton, Springfield, South Carolina & Quad City) in the American Hockey League & East Coast Hockey League.
Farynuk played three years in Vernon (1999-2002) In 135 regular season games with the Vipers Farynuk collected (29-goals-76-assists-105-points).
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Wall of Fame Inductees For Enderby
Posted on 10/8/2015 by Ron Manz
It's a special night at A.L. Fortune Secondary School in Enderby.
For the first time in over a decade two new members are being inducted onto the schools 'Wall of Fame".
Former students Paola Konge and Brad Farynuk are being honored, according to principal Gene Doray.
"Really they are people who have done some outstanding things within the community but also outside. They graduated from our school and went on to greater accomplishments and representative of the individuals and passions that they followed."
Konge became a lawyer and Crown Counsel, who was part of the war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone. Farynuk is a former captain of the Vernon Vipers who went on to earn an engineering degree while on scholarship in New York. He then played hockey internationally and now is a practicing engineer in Enderby.
"They are going to be presented by some of the teachers and administrators from their time at A.L. Fortune and everybody from the committee who chose them had nothing but great praise for them."
Doray says the Wall of Fame had taken a beating over the years and had become largely forgotten until he got a committee together to revitalize what he feels is an important part of the school's history.
"The Wall initially certainly wasn't something that would catch your eye. Wall of Fame was definitely a struggle to suggest that's what it looked like, so we spent some money and we've created something that now is worthy of being called a Wall of Fame."
Everyone is invited to the induction ceremony taking place at 7 pm tonight at the school.