April 2016
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. 

Nomination forms are available on our website.

If you have questions please call our Curator, Jason Beck at 604-687-5520 ext. 30.
BC Sports Hall of Famer
News and Notes
On March 4, 2016 Honoured Member and Past Chair, Jack Farley received the prestigious Caring Canadian Award presented by the Right Honourable Romeo LeBlanc. Jack was nominated for the award by the BC Sports Hall of Fame for his dedication to our organization in numerous capacities, including leading the capital campaign to relocate the Hall from its original location at the Pacific National Exhibition to our current home in BC Place.

Jack pictured second from the right at an early announcement of the relocation of the BCSHF to BC Place.
50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2016. Through public nomination and support, we have generated a list of the  50 Golden Moments of BC Sports History.
Now that the 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History have been identified, it is time for the public to help us rank them!

TUESDAY, APRIL 19 at 1:00pm we are hosting the public draw to seed the top moments, feel free to join us if you can. Then THURSDAY, APRIL 21 voting will begin at bcsportshalloffame.com. 
The Miracle Mile - now on sale!
The Miracle Mile: Stories of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games by our very own Jason Beck is available now in the BC Sports Hall of Fame gift shop!

By purchasing your copy at the BC Sports Hall of Fame you are supporting both the book and Hall. You can do this in person during operating hours 10-5 daily or order through our website website. Thank you to the close to 200 people who have already done this!
Hero In You 
Youth Education Programs

The Hero In You Program is off and running, with thirteen programs booked so far for Spring 2016 - twelve of which are in Kelowna! We're looking forward to connecting with students across BC!

To learn more about this signature program please contact Ashley by calling the Hall (604-687-5520) or emailing

From Victoria, to Penticton, the BC Sports Hall of Fame outreach squad has been busy these last several months attending events such as Hockey Day in Canada in Kamloops to show 5,500 hockey fans one of the greatest hockey card collections in the world, to Gathering our Voices in Victoria where we showcased the history of aboriginal sport in BC to 2,000 aboriginal youth from all over Canada. If you are interested in having us attend one of your events, please email kirk@bcsportshalloffame.com

(Above)Honoured Member Ivan McLelland and Community Outreach Coordinator Kirk Sorensen and the BC Winter Games in Penticton.

(Below) 2016 inductee Carl Valentine joined us for Hall of Fame Night at a Vancouver Stealth Game

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, as well as books, souvenirs, and art prints by Jennifer Ettinger. If you're cheering on the home teams, support the Hall and buy your merchandise with us!

2016 Banquet of Champions - Thursday June 9th, 2016

Thursday June 9, 2016
Vancouver Convention Centre West
Join us as we celebrate those being honoured with induction to the 
BC Sports Hall of Fame during our organization's 50th year! 
The Banquet of Champions marks the official induction of our fiftieth class 
and will be a true celebration of BC's exceptional sport history. 

Gala Reception:

Banquet and Induction Ceremony: 
6:30 - 10:00pm

Live Auction * Silent Auction * Grand Raffle Prize 

Cocktail Attire

Early Bird Tickets is today April 15th
$2750 per table of
10 | $275 per ticket

Regular Price (as of April 16th)
$2900 per table of
10 | $290 per ticket

Honoured Members: 
Two tickets at $175 each

The Class of 2016 will be officially inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame at the Banquet of Champions on Thursday June 9th, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, West.

Purchase your tickets today!
Click here for the ticket order form

We are proud to offer BC Sports Hall of Fame rate ($149/night) at the Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel for any visitors coming from out of town to attend the Banquet of Champions.
Please click the link below to take advantage of this special offer.
For all inquiries please contact:
Ruth Reynolds, Business Development Manager
Wally Buono
Dave Cutler
Wendy Long
Diane Clement
Geri Donnelly
Harry Manson
Allison McNeill
Steve Nash
Arthur Griffiths
W.A.C. Bennett Award

Dave Barr
Carl Valentine

1994-1995 Kamloops Blazers Hockey Team
Back Row (L to R): Allison McNeill, Diane Clement, Carl Valentine, Geri Donnelly, Dave Cutler
Front Row (L to R): Gary Manson (Representing Grandfather Harry Manson), Wendy Long, Wally Buono, Arthur Griffiths, Bob Brown (General Manager of the 1994-95 Kamloops Blazers Hockey club representing the team)
Ruck 'N' Roll: The Smashing Rugby Exhibit
To celebrate the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series' visit to Vancouver March 12th and 13th, 2016, the BC Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the opening of  Ruck 'n' Roll: The Smashing Rugby Exhibit which opened on March 7 th , 2016.  Our newest exhibit features video, photographs and artifacts stretching over 120 years of rugby history in our province. Thank you to everyone who helped make this exhibit possible: our Rugby honoured members, past Chairs Alan Tynan and Colin Brown, and Rugby Canada.

Ruck 'n' Roll the Smashing Rugby Exhibit includes:
  • Rugby jerseys from some of Canada's best rugby players of all time including Honoured Members Gareth Rees, Spence McTavish, Ro Hindson and more;
  • Check out many historic rugby trophies, including the 120 year old McKechnie Cup;
  • Watch rare video rugby footage, including 100 year old New Zealand All-Blacks footage;and 
  • Check out the dozens of caps, jerseys and more collected by BC players from all over the world!
The First Fifty Fund
2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the formation of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.  For 50 years, the Hall has Honoured the Past and Inspired the Future.  From its original home at the PNE to its current home at B.C. Place, the Hall has provided a home to recognize B.C.'s champions and sport builders.  Currently, there are 363 individuals and 58 teams inducted in our Hall of Fame.

In order to "kickstart" the "Next Fifty", we want to take the opportunity presented by the Fiftieth Anniversary to do some additional targeted fundraising through a "First Fifty Program".  The intention of the First Fifty Program is to identify fifty friends of the Hall who will donate $5,000 each to the Hall.  The donations will be one hundred percent tax deductible.  The donors will be known as the "First Fifty".

Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who have already committed:

Don Arnold
Peter Bentley
Colin and Mykie Brown
Don Carson
Bill Comrie
John Eymann
Bob and Donna Ferguson
Norm Fieldgate
Jim Gilbert
Ken Hallat
Rick Hansen
Dale Harris
Blair Horn
George Hungerford
Janice and Malcolm Hunter
Ron Jones
Randy and Mary Anne Kaardal
Jake Kerr
Dann Konkin
Andrzej Kowalski
Jim Lightbody
Bill Maclagan
Jana Maclagan
Doug Mason
Tom Mayenknecht
Gerald McGavin
Joanie McMaster
Jeff Mooney
Rick Moore & Family
Anna Nyarady
John and Troy Ormiston
Marvin Storrow, Q.C.
Al Tynan
Leigh Tynan
Scott Wells
Peter Webster
Martin Zlotnik
Heathcliff Foundation

We now need to find 12 more friends!  We know they are there and we will get this done!

Please become a First Fifty Donor!  If you would like to acquire a pledge form or have any questions, please give Bill Maclagan a call at (604) 631-3336.
Save the Dates
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Public voting campaign for the Top 50 Moments in BC Sports starts at bcsportshalloffame.com 

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
Vancouver Convention Centre, West 

2016 Tournament of Champions   
Tuesday, September 13  
Tsawwassen Springs 

50th Anniversary 
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating 50 years throughout 2016, please watch for our exciting upcoming plans to recognize this significant milestone.   
Stay Connected

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Honoured Members:  You are important!  Without you, there would be no BC Sports Hall of Fame.  We value your input, your ideas and your participation.  There are many ways to get involved: volunteering with our collection, leading tours, thanking donors, volunteering on a committee, presenting as a speaker in schools and more.  We would like closer ties with all of you.  If you would like more information on how to get involved, please call the Hall at 604-687-5520 or email ruth.reynolds@bcsportshalloffame.com or jason.beck@bcsportshalloffame.com

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New Artifact Aquisitions
Anthony Calvillo Helmet
Donated by Bill Maclagan 

Worn and signed by Anthony Calvillo in his rookie season playing for the Las Vegas Posse during the 1994 CFL expansion season. 

Lois (Tourtellotte) Fisher Canada Sweater
Donated by Carol Lawson (daughter)

Worn by Lois at the 1930 Women's World Games in Prague. UBC played France and won the World basketball title by a score of 18-14 before a crowd of 10,000 onlookers. 


2014 North American Indigenous Games Medal Set 
Donated by Lara Mussell Savage and the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council 

This complete medal set is from the 2014 NAIG held in Regina. BC was declared the overall winners of the games, taking home a total of 160 medals. 

1971 Coleco Command Control Electric Action Football CFL Edition
Donated by Colby Fackler 

Using magnetic rods that ran under the field, players could pass, run kick and tackle all by the remote control rods which was rather revolutionary at the time for a game.

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The inspiring Vancouver 
2010 Olympic Gallery and the exquisite Hall of Champions make the Hall an ideal  venue for small or large groups. With capacity to accommodate 10 to 300  guests, you can celebrate your corporate holiday events, cocktail parties, meetings or other important  personal  soirees immersed in over 100 years of British Columbia's  rich sport heritage.
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