Fall 2013 | Issue 2
Banquet of Champions presented by Canadian Direct Insurance
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
The 45th Annual Banquet of Champions was the official Induction ceremony for the Class of 2013. Thank you to over 900 guests who attended to support the Inductees and the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Thank you to our exceptional sponsors and volunteers who helped ensure the event was a memorable evening for the Inductees and their families. 

Colin Brown the COO of presenting sponsor Canadian Direct Insurance shared, "The effort and commitment demonstrated by the 2013 Class of Inductees is inspiring and sets a great example for today's youth. Congratulations to all of the Class of 2013 and thank you for generously sharing your stories during the memorable evening."

To view photos from the 2013 Banquet of Champions, follow this link:  View 2013 Banquet of Champions Photos

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The Class of 2013 Inductees joined by the Honourable Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia, 
Allison Mailer, BC Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director, & Gareth Rees, BC Sports Hall of Fame Chair

Christine Hadvick of Stormtech, Inspire the Future presenting sponsor, with Karen Magnussen Award recipients, Honoured Member Karen Magnussen, BC Sports Hall of Fame Executive Director Allison Mailer
Inspire the Future Awards
September 19th, 2013 
Presenting Sponsor 




Left photo:  Jack Farley, Honoured Member with Lars Bornemann, 2013 Jack Farley Award recipient 


Right Photo: Jack Farley, Honoured Member and Dale Saip, Chair of the Banquet of Champions with Jack Farley Award recipient Austin Studer's parents
Since 1995, the Jack Farley Youth Sports Achievement Award have honoured two of BC's top graduating high school athletes.  Awarded to one male and one female student, the two scholarships are intended to aid in the pursuit of future post-secondary academic and athletic goals.  
Honoured Members celebrating together in the Hall of Champions at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. 
Honoured Members Reception
September 18th, 2013 

Reception Sponsor 
The BC Sports Hall of Fame welcomed the newest class of 2013 Inductees and their families to the Hall of Champions for the official Honoured Member plaque unveiling ceremony.  Thank you to Emcees and Honoured Members Gareth Rees and Tom Larscheid for leading the ceremonies.  

A big thank you to SierraSil for generously sponsoring this special, intimate event where the Hall's Honoured Members officially welcome the newest class.  After the ceremony there are 344 individuals and 56 teams celebrated in the Hall of Champions.

To view more photos from this event, please follow this link:  

Please consider making a year-end donation...

The BC Sports Hall of Fame has been honouring BC's best athletes, teams and builders of sport while captivating and inspiring visitors through unique programs, exhibits and events for over forty years.
As a nonprofit organization, we depend on the support of generous individuals who are passionate about the power of sport, people like you! 

The following are a few ways in which you can support the BC Sports Hall of Fame and our programs as we work towards our vision of Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future:  

  • Follow this link to donate:  Canada Helps BC Sport Hall of Fame Donation Link 
  • Purchase a BC Sports Hall of Fame family membership as a gift this holiday season or buy an item from our gift shop
  • Tell a Teacher to book a field trip to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Host your next corporate event, team celebration or a birthday party for your Future Hall of Famer at the Hall! 

 On behalf of everyone at the BC Sports Hall of Fame thank you for your support!

Table of Contents
2014 Media Announcement
Save the Date!  
The 2014 Class of Inductees to the BC Sports Hall of Fame will be announced on Tuesday, December 10th at 11am. You can follow the announcement live on our website, be sure to visit bcsportshalloffame.com 

Submitting a Nomination
Nominations can be submitted by any member of the general public. The annual deadline for submission of nominations is October 1st

Nomination forms are available on our website, www.bcsportshalloffame.com.

If you have questions please call our Curator, Jason Beck at 604-687-5520 ext. 30.   
Holiday Gift Ideas
Did you know profits from our museum gift shop help fund our educational programs? This year, please consider doing your holiday shopping at the BC Sports Hall of Fame gift shop! Why not consider a: 


Family Membership:

Recipients will love this family membership to the BC Sports Hall of Fame because it offers infinite opportunities to have fun and learn. Benefits include: unlimited visits for one year for 4 guests, 4 additional free admission passes and discounts for store merchandise, birthday parties and event rentals.   


Keep your loved ones bundled up this winter as they cheer on Team Canada! The toques come in red or black and are a great way to show support for your team.


Team Canada Toque: 


 Canucks 3-in-1 Gloves:

These Canucks gloves enable you to keep typing on your phone while keeping your fingers warm! We bet this will be a hit with all Canucks fans this holiday season.  
Recent Events

Pat Quinn, 2013 Inductee with Al Tynan, BC Sports Hall of Fame Chair and Jim Robson, Honoured Member.

Pat Quinn Night at the Vancouver Giants

Thank you to the Vancouver Giants for providing the ideal opportunity for the BC Sports Hall of Fame to publically recognize Pat Quinn for his induction to the Hall. Chair Al Tynan and Honoured Member Jim Robson presented Pat with his official Induction plaque on ice during the pre-game ceremony on October 18th, 2013 game.



BC Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Night
Hosted by Bill Maclagan
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Members of the BC Sports Hall of Fame Foundation were treated to a tour of the Hall and a private suite for a BC Lions game.  Attendees included (left to right): Sead Hamzagic - Treasurer, Douglas Mason - Chair, Andrzej Kowalski - Vice Chair, Bruce Morley - Board 

Deloitte Impact Day

The BC Sports Hall of Fame was fortunate to have a great team from Deloitte Canada lead by BC Sports Hall of Fame Trustee John Ormiston, who volunteered their time on Deloitte Impact Day at our facility. The team worked tirelessly cleaning the Hall to ensure our visitors have a first class experience. Thank you Deloitte Canada for contributing to the community!

Trustees Oggy Talic, Kathy DeLisser, Christie Buono, Jim Lightbody, Dale Harris, Al Tynan, John Ormiston, Scott Wells, David Weiss, Rick Jagpal, Janice Hunter, Marvin Storrow Q.C. at the Deeley Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Exhibition Display.  The off-site Trustee's meeting was hosted by Janice and Malcolm Hunter on November 26th, 2013. 
BC Sports Hall of Fame:
Board of Trustees Update


Since 1966 the BC Sports Hall of Fame has greatly benefited from dedicated volunteers who have committed to guide and support our organization in the role of Board of Trustee.  At the Annual General Meeting held on September 25, 2013 the 2013-2014 new Board of Trustees were elected.


Alan Tynan was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees succeeding Gareth Rees, who served as Chair for the previous two years (2011/2013). Executive Director Allison Mailer shares, "I look forward to working with Alan and all the members of the Board of Trustees to support our vision of Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future. A key priority for our organization is to increase participation in our Hero In You Youth Education Programs and to have a stronger presence in the communities of British Columbia; the Board of Trustees will play a key role in the success of these initiatives."


Click here for the complete list of 2013/2014 Board of Trustees



2012-2013 Annual Review 


We are pleased to provide a link to the 2012-2013 Annual Review for the BC Sports Hall of Fame.  As you will learn we have had another great year with participation growth in programs and increased awareness. Suggestions and ideas as to how to further our vision of "Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future" are always welcome.  Please do not hesitate to contact Allison Mailer with any questions regarding the material contained in the Annual Review:


Call 604-687-5520 extension or email allison.mailer@bcsportshalloffame.com


Please visit bcsportshalloffame.com to view our latest annual report!  



2014 Championship Package


Love the Banquet of Champions? Love the Tournament of Champions? Why not consider supporting the BC Sports Hall of Fame through the purchase of a 2014 Championship Package? The 2014 Championship Package is available now at the early bird rate of $4,460 (until December 31, 2013) includes:

  • Table of ten at the Banquet of Champions
  • Team of four in the Tournament of Champions golf tournament
  • One � Day Corporate Rental at the BC Sports Hall of Fame (can be transferred to a charity of your choice), 50% off pricing for future corporate events in 2014
  • Special invitation to our Vancouver Whitecaps Championship Patron Night
  • Ten tickets to the Vancouver Giants Home Opener Game
  • Two invitations to 2014 Inductee Media Announcement
  • Two invitations to Donor Recognition Event
  • Two invitations to 2014 Honoured Member Reception
BC Sports Hall of Fame Program Spotlight
Athletes Ma�lle Ricker, Josh Dueck,
and Dominic Larocque in action
HIY Youth Education Programs  
The Sochi Games Experience
Are you ready for the upcoming 2014 Winter Games this February? The BC Sports Hall of Fame is excited to offer our new "Sochi Games Experience" tour to schools and community groups.
During each two hour field trip at the hall, students will:
  • Learn from the stories of Canadian Olympians and Paralympians like Ma�lle Ricker, Josh Dueck, Dominic Larocque and more! Experience each athlete's journey and the obstacles they overcame to become Canada's best.
  • Relive the excitement of Games in our Vancouver 2010 Gallery. Stand on a real medal ceremonies podium, and get up-close to a set of real Olympic and Paralympic medals on display!
  • Play in our Participation Zone where they can run, jump, throw and climb.
  • Complete a Winter Games themed scavenger hunt. ESL versions available!

Book a field trip with us today!  


(604) 687-5520
Your BC Sports Hall of Fame Team
Jason Beck, Curator - Milestone Moment! 


Jason working his magic on a display case in the Hall of Champions at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Please join us on congratulating our Curator and Facility Director, Jason Beck on reaching a major milestone with our organization. Jason has been with the BC Sports Hall of Fame for 10 years! Here is a brief look at Jason's first 10 years with the Hall:


In November 2003 while attending the University College of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, Jason began a six-month practicum at the BC Sports Hall of Fame creating an organizational guide for the Hall's archival collection. At the practicum's conclusion he was hired part-time as a curatorial assistant for the summer, a position he maintained for the next two years while completing his B.A. in History at Simon Fraser University. Over time Jason's roles broadened to include work with the artifact collection and creating museum displays, as well as research and writing. Upon graduation in 2006, he was hired as the BC Sports Hall of Fame's full-time curator, responsible for managing the Hall's enormous artifact and archival collections. A sports nut since a young boy and a competitive soccer player, Jason remains passionate about sharing with visitors BC sports stories of all kinds-the great, the weird, the tragic, the unknown-using items from the Hall of Fame's remarkable collection. 

BC Sports Hall of Fame team from left to right, front to back:

Sarah Doran-Coelho - Director of Development,
 Katannya Yee - Guest Services & Graphic Design, Barbara Chu - Comptroller, Cecilia Olmos - Media, Events Coordinator, Ariel Kwan - Guest Services Coordinator, Ryan Hill - Education & Facility Coordinator, Kirk Sorenson - Intern, Jason Beck - Curator and Facility Director, Allison Mailer - Executive Director

We look forward to connecting with you!

Hosting at the BC Sports Hall of Fame

BC Sports Hall of Fame Children's Birthday Party Vancouver!
Special Event Rentals

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the BC Sports Hall of Fame offers a unique venue to host your event in a fun and interactive setting.
The inspiring Vancouver 
2010 Olympic Gallery and the exquisite Hall of Champions make the Hall an ideal venue for small or large groups. With the capacity to accommodate from 10 to 300 guests, celebrate your corporate events, cocktail parties, meetings or important personal soirees immersed in over 100 years of British Columbia's rich sport heritage.

Booking your Special Event

Event Type
Evening Functions
Media Conference
Half-Day Functions
* Sport sector rates available

Cecilia Olmos, Media, Events Coordinator 
(604) 687-5520 x 24 

"Just want to say again how much we enjoyed hosting our party at your venue. Everything
was just right and we appreciated the attention paid to our party. I would recommend to anyone looking for an interesting and fun venue, to definitely check out the BC Sports Hall of Fame."
- Nancy, Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants
Best Birthday Party EVER!
Birthday Parties
Have a Birthday Party coming up? Be sure to call the BC Sports Hall of Fame and make it one to remember!
A Birthday Party includes a 45 minute tour, followed by a scavenger hunt, an hour
in our Participation room (rock climbing wall, running track, foosball, bubble hockey
and more!), use of our Birthday Party Zone and one event host.

Booking your Birthday Party
$250 including tax
  • Maximum 15 children plus 5 adults
  • Additional guests admitted at regular rates
  • Choose from three time slots: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm OR 4pm-6pm
(604) 687-5520
Team Celebrations
Want to wrap-up your team's season with a memorable party experience? Celebrate your team's
achievements at the BC Sports Hall of Fame!


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Stay in touch!
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Save the Date

Dec 10, 2013

2014 Inductee Media Announcement


April 24, 2014

Donor Recognition Event


June 24th, 2014

Tournament of Champions - fundraising golf tournament


Sept 19th, 2014

Vancouver Giants' Home Opener -       BC Sports Hall of Fame Night


Sept 24th, 2014

Honoured Members Reception


Sept 25th, 2014

Banquet of Champions

Artifact Acquisitions

 Canadian and Victoria Shamrocks lacrosse jerseys, shorts, and gloves worn by Kevin Alexander.


1946 Trail Smoke Eaters jersey worn by Larry Kwong.


A collection of swim trunks, Canadian team track suits, and goggles worn by Brent Hayden.

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