Fall 2015
Thank you for supporting the BC Sports Hall of Fame as we celebrated the Class of 2015!

  2015 INDUCTEES: Back Row left to right -  Danny Veitch, Karen Samson, Deanne Lenarduzzi (representing their father: builder Denny Veitch); athletes: Leah Pells, Denny 
  Morrison, Shelley Andrews; media J.Paul McConnell; athlete: Paul Kariya; builder John Haar. Front Row left to right pioneer Duncan Campbell and athlete Garett Hickling

 May 28th was the formal induction of our 2015 Class at the Banquet of Champions presented by Canadian Direct Insurance! To see more great photos from the  
 event please visit our website.
Induction News
Submitting a Nomination
Nominations can be submitted by any member of the general public.  The annual deadline for submission of nominations is  October 1st  each year. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for 2016. The public announcement of the Class will take place on December 10 .  

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.
BC Sports Hall of Famer
News and Notes
Congratulations to Honoured Members Craig Forrest and Michael Edgson on their selection for Induction to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Their formal Induction ceremony is coming up on October 21st in Toronto. Honoured Members Barbara Howard and Robert Powell were also honoured by the Hall with their new Canadian Sport Legends Class. 

Honoured Member and Honourary Trustee Karen Magnussen received the 2015 President's Award at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards honouring her years of volunteer service to the BC Sports Hall of Fame.  Thank you and congratulations Karen!

Allison Mailer and Honoured Member Audrey Williams accepting Sport BC President's Award on behalf of Karen Magnussen 
Third Party support of the          
BC Sports Hall of Fame
Students during a Hero In You presentation

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is about motivating kids to become champions.  
Would your company be able to raise money to help us do that? As one of our esteemed board members says, the Hall of Fame is one of the few charities that is aspirational:  we fuel kids' dreams.

The Founder's Charity Cup Golf Classic, through the golf tournament and the Vancouver Giants, through their 50/50 program, have been donating proceeds to the Hall of Fame.  A big thank you to both organizations!

If your company hosts a golf tournament or other event to benefit charity, please consider making that charity your BC Sports Hall of Fame.  
To discuss this idea further please contact Ruth Reynolds

Volunteer 50-50 sellers at September, 27th Vancouver Giants game. 
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The BC Sports Hall of Fame has a small gift shop with a variety of items. We carry lots of Vancouver Canucks, BC Lions and Vancouver Whitecaps items. If you're cheering on the home teams support the Hall and buy your merchandise with us!

Not one, but two new exhibits at the BC Sports Hall of Fame!
  In Her Footsteps . . . Celebrating BC Women in Sport!
"The new In Her Footsteps exhibit at the BC Sports Hall of Fame is an important focal point for celebrating the Honourees whose achievements have blazed a trail for women in sport and physical activity, and who deserve a special place of recognition in our collective sport history", says Kristina Macdonald the chair of our partner organization ProMOTION Plus. A huge thank you to our partners on this project: ViaSport, City of Vancouver and ProMOTION Plus.

To view pictures of the IN HER FOOTSTEPS exhibit please click here.
To access our Facebook page and for more information on the exhibit and our partners please read our IN HER FOOTSTEPS Media Release. 
Podium Party cuts the ribbon to open In Her Footsteps Exhibit 
Left to Right Young soccer player, Penny Ballem, the Honourable Suzanne Anton, In Her Footsteps honourees Bev Viger and Joy Fera, Kristina Macdonald, the Honourable Coralee Oakes, IHF honouree Sarah Blythe, Cathy Priestner Allinger, young soccer player
It was and is PANAMANIA at the Hall! 
"On behalf of the entire BC Sports Hall of Fame team, we are excited about our newest temporary exhibition PANAMANIA showcasing BC's successes at the PanAm and ParaPan Games", says Executive Director Allison Mailer. "Our young visitors enjoyed exploring the artifact cases and learning more about the games all summer and we look forward to continuing to educate about the games with our fall field trips. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Community Celebration Fund."   

To view pictures of the PANAMANIA temporary exhibit please click here .  To access our Facebook page and for more information on the exhibit please read our
2015 Tournament of Champions a great day of golf for the Hall of Fame!

Thank you to our golfers, donors, volunteers, committee members and volunteers who worked so hard in ensuring the Tournament of Champions, on July 16th at Morgan Creek Golf and Country Club, a huge success! To learn more about the 2016 event contact Ruth Reynolds at the Hall of Fame.    



Hero In You Educational Programming
"I really liked the Hero in You because it taught me that if  you follow your dream and if you work hard it can come true."    - Savana,
                 Surrey Boys and Club

We all need inspiration, especially young people. You can help the BC Sports Hall of
 Fame make a difference in the lives of  BC's kids. Simply tell the teachers in your life about our Hero In You Youth Education Programs. All the information about our guided field trips, school presentations and FREE lesson plans is available at www.heroinyou.ca.

The Hero In You Youth Education Programs are created to inspire by using the exceptional examples of our Hall of Famers. Who better to teach about goal setting, perseverance and the importance of hard work than a BC Sports Hall of Famer?
 The Hero in You Youth Education Programs encourage and educate and they're FUN, so please help us with our goal of growing the program by Telling A Teacher to check them out!
Young student ready to ask Honoured Member Andrea Neil a
question during a recent Hero In You session.

To support our efforts to grow the education programs please consider making a donation!
Staffing News
The BC Sports Hall of Fame has recently undergone some staffing changes. Cecilia Olmos our Media and Special Events Coordinator has moved on from the Hall. We wish her every success pursuing her dream of reporting at the next FIFA World Cup. It gives us great pleasure to welcome two new team members who are committed to providing exceptional customer services for our guests and special event clients. Jennifer Hansen and Rachel Harper are joining us as Guest Services Coordinators and Special Event hosts. They both bring excellent experience to the Hall and we look forward to working together to further our vision of Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future. Welcome Jennifer and Rachel! For more information on the entire BC Sports Hall of Fame staff team click  here

Save the Dates

2016 Induction Class Announcement

Thursday, December 10th 11am

at the BC Sports Hall of Fame 


2016 Honoured Members' Reception

Wednesday, June 8 4pm-6pm 

at the BC Sports Hall of Fame 


2016 Banquet of Champions 

Thursday, June 9 5:00pm-10pm


2016 Tournament of Champions  

Tuesday, September 13 



50th Anniversary 

The BC Sports Hall of Fame will be celebrating 50 years in 2016, please watch out for our many plans to recognize this significant milestone.   

2015-2016 Board of Trustees

Jim Lightbody, Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

At the organization's September 14th Annual General Meeting the 2015-2016 Board of Trustees was unanimously approved. Congratulations to new Chair, Jim Lightbody and thank you to Alan Tynan our outgoing Chair. To learn more about the entire Board of Trustees, please click
We thank all of our volunteer board members for their commitment to our organization and would like to thank the following outgoing board members for their support: Graham Brown, Tracy Campbell, Colby Fackler, Pauline Finn, John Ormiston, Bud Patel, and Oggy Talic.   

Remember to contact the Hall with any changes in contact information, simply call Barb at 604-687-5520, extension 33.

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Thanks for the visit!

Inducted in 1999 for his sport of tennis, Honoured Member Grant Connell was a recent visitor with his daughters' class! To learn more about what Grant is focusing on now visit his website.  
Artifact Acquisitions
1939 Trail Smoke Eaters Usher's Cap
This Trail Smoke Eaters usher's cap celebrates the team's 1939 World Championships victory when they won eight straight games outscoring their opponents 42-1.


Maëlle Ricker Gold Medal

This gold medal was won by West Vancouver native Maëlle Ricker during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in snowboard cross.



Terry Fox basketball warm up jacket

This jacket was worn by Terry Fox when he played on the Junior Varsity basketball team at Simon Fraser University during the 1976-77 season.



Sheet Music

The original handwritten and typewritten lyrics to the BC Lions famous right song 'Roar You Lions Roar' written in 1954 by Peggy Miller.