International Representative

Lolly Gillen
Squash Canada International Representative
Ms. Gillen, proprietor of Lolly D. Gillen, Brokerage, has been in the real estate industry since 1976 specializing in residential real estate in the Toronto area. She has been involved in the sport of squash for more than 30 years, both as a player and as a volunteer. Ms. Gillen is an accomplished squash player with 49 doubles titles; 18 Provincial/State, 25 Canadian, 2 US and 4 World Doubles titles. She has served on the boards of Squash Ontario (acting as President in 2007-2008), Sport4Ontario, Summit Golf & Country Club, and Squash Canada's Board of Directors since 2009 as VP Operations, then serving as President from 2013 to 2018. In 2001, Lolly received Squash Ontario's highest award (The Special Achievement Award), which is given to an individual who has worked on behalf of the game of squash and represents the ideals of volunteerism both in Ontario and on a national level. She also earned the Ontario Sports Award in 2003 which is Ontario's highest award given to a volunteer in recognition of a distinguished contribution to the field of Amateur Sport. She was also inducted into the Ontario Jesters in 2008. In 2010, the US & Squash doubles community named the Can Am Cup women's trophy the Gillen/Pierce Cup after Lolly Gillen (Canada) and Molly Pierce (US). In February of 2011, Lolly was the Lapham Grant Women's Team Captain, where she won the Crawford Cup (which she won again in 2012), in addition to the Gillen/Pierce Trophy at the Can Am Cup (2012). In 2015, Lolly was inducted in the Cricket Club Squash Hall of Fame. Throughout her career, she has also played key roles in creating the Ontario Squash Hall of Fame and the Squash Ontario Charity Golf Tournament, spearheading the development of a Squash Canada doubles certification program and the concept of a North American Ranking program (for which she collected the results from every doubles tournament in the US and Canada since 2005), and founded the Road to Podium Campaign for Squash Canada which eventually raised $180 000 in 7 months in 2014. Lolly continues her steadfast dedication to the sport of squash on a daily basis and has taken on the role as Squash Canada's representative to the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Federación Panamericana de Squash (FPS).