August 2016
Induction News
Do you know a British Columbian worthy of the BC Sports Hall of Fame? Nomination is October 1st!

Submitting a Nomination
Nominations can be submitted by any member of the general public. Our annual deadline for submission of nominations is  October 1st . 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. 
BC Sports Hall of Famer
News and Notes
We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Honoured Member John Cervi.
John was inducted in 2005 as a member of
the 1964 Vancouver Carlings lacrosse team.
John is 5th from the left in the back row
of this team picture. 
Hero In You 
Youth Education Programs

We have spoken to over 4,000 youth so far in 2016, and our program is expanding to include even more presentations! We're looking forward to connecting with even more students across BC!

To learn more about this signature program please contact our Education Coordinator Ashley Masterson at 604-687-5520 or
(Above) Honoured Member Bernie Pascall speaks about his experiences to a class of students in Nanaimo, BC.

(Below) Honoured Member Sasha Carter speaks about curling to a school in Kelowna, BC.

Outreach Activties
Our goal for 2016 is to attend 50 community outreach events in our 50th year. To date we have attend 38 events! Thank you to all of our community hosts and honoured members that have supported these initiatives. If you are interested in having us attend one of your events please email   kirk@bcsportshalloffame.com 

(Above) Honoured Members Richard Peter, Maelle Ricker, Brittany Timko Baxter, and Marni Abbott attend the BC Sports Hall of Fame's 50th birthday celebrations at the PNE

(Below) Honoured Member Brent Hayden and Hall of Fame staff members Danielle and Nisha meet visitors at the 'Caps Kick Off

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.
The BC Sports Hall of Fame has a number of areas in which volunteers can support our organization. We are looking for community outreach volunteers, education program volunteers, front desk hosting volunteers and we always need help with our fundraising events. If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Hall, please check out the volunteer section of our website.  
2016 Tournament of Champions - Tuesday, September 13 2016

Join us at the beautiful  Tsawwassen Springs for our annual Tournament of Champions presented by BCLC benefiting the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Thank you to all of our event sponsors - your support if greatly appreciated.

The course has wonderful views of the mountains to the north, and English Bluffs to the south. We will field foursomes for this shotgun-start. Driving range, putting green, and a WhiteSpot food truck will be available for arriving golfers.

We will again host a post-tournament evening reception and NEW this year is the addition of a 'hot stove' discussion with a high profile athlete panel! This event is open to all regardless of your participation in the golf tournament. Seating is limited. 

To register, please visit our website or contact Rachel Harper.

Rachel Harper, Event Coordinator
604-687-5520 extension 26; cell: 778-558-0420
Golfers at the 2015 Tournament of Champions!

First Fifty Donors
Thank you to our First Fifty Donors photographed above at the Banquet of Champions.  

 2016 is 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 BC Place, the Hall has provided a home to recognize B.C.'s
 champions and sport builders.   
One of the initiatives of our 50th Anniversary Year is a fundraising campaign called the First Fifty In order to "kickstart" the "Next Fifty" years of our organization.  The fundraising goal of the First Fifty Program is secure fifty $5,000 donors. The donations are one hundred percent tax deductible.  The donors are known as the "First Fifty".
Thank you to the following individuals and organizations who have already committed:
George Abakhan
Dr. Don & Linda Arnold
Lorne "Ace" Atkinson's Family 
Peter Bentley
Colin and Mykie Brown
Carson Automotive Group 
The Bill Comrie Family 
John Eymann
Bob & Donna Ferguson
Norman Fieldgate
Greg Moore Foundation
Bob and Judy Hager
Ken Hallat
                 Rick Hansen
                  Dale Harris 
Heathcliff Foundation
Blair Horn
George & Jane Hungerford
Janice & Malcolm Hunter
Ron M. Jones
Jimco. Holdings Inc. 
Randy & Mary Anne Kaardal
Kei Space Design Ltd.
Jake Kerr
Dann Konkin & Carey Fieldgate 
Andrzej Kowalski
Jim Lightbody
Bill Maclagan
Jana Maclagan
Douglas L. Mason
Tom Mayenknecht
Dr. Bob McCormack 
Gerald McGavin
Joanie McMaster
Anna Nyarady
John & Troy Ormiston
Bob Parry 
Colette & Marvin Storrow, Q.C.  
Shafin Diamond Tejani
Alan Tynan
Leigh Tynan 
Peter Webster
Scott Wells & Margaret Davidson
Vancouver Canadians 
Zlotnik Capital Foundation 
We are now looking to secure 3 more donors to complete our goal of 50 donors! 
If you are considering becoming a First Fifty Donor and would like to acquire a pledge form or have any questions, please call Past Chair Bill Maclagan at 604-631-3336.
Asahi Artifacts on Display
The Vancouver Asahi (meaning "morning sun") ball club was formed in 1914 under the leadership of Harry Miyasaki, who wanted a team that could defeat the hard-hitting Anglo-Canadian ball clubs and win the Terminal League Championship. In 1926, Miyasaki got his wish as the Asahi won the Terminal League playoffs and were voted most popular team in the city. In 1941, the team disbanded, never to be reformed, due to the forced relocation of Japanese-Canadians into internment camps. The Asahi players, though separated, formed small teams in the camps with whoever was available to play, and became a beacon of hope to their community.
The BC Sports Hall of Fame has been proud to display a number of Asahi artifacts this summer.

Honoured Member Kaye Kaminishi visits part of the Asahi display.
Stay Connected

Stop by for a visit anytime, look for our entrance at Gate A of BC Place. 

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 allison.mailer@bcsportshalloffame.com or jason.beck@bcsportshalloffame.com

Remember to inform the Hall of any changes in contact information; call Barb at 604-687-5520, extension 33.
Happy 50th Birthday Hall of Fame! 
The BC Sports Hall of Fame officially opened on August 23, 1966 at the Pacific National Exhibition and we decided to head back there to celebrate our 50th Birthday. A big thank you to all the Honoured Members who joined us at the PNE. The following is a sample of some of the good wishes we received that day.

Recent Artifact Aquisitions

Vancouver Millionaires Scorecards from the 1914-1915 Stanley Cup winning season

Goal keeping gloves worn by Karina LeBlanc at the 2012 London Olympics

2016 Rugby Womens Rugby Sevens Jersey (unworn, apparently the only jersey that is in existence that doesn't belong to a player according to Gareth Rees)

Hat worn by Bob Adams (Pole Vault and High Jump athlete) at the 1954 BECG games and signed by the Canadian Track and Field Team