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Thank you for supporting the BC Sports Hall of Fame as we prepare to induct the Class of 2016!

2016 CLASS OF INDUCTEES
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) ABSENT FROM PHOTO Steve Nash and Dave Barr 

 The BC Sports Hall of Fame's 50th Class will be formally inducted at the Banquet of Champions on June 9th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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
Congratulations to Honoured Member
Tricia Smith (Inducted in 1992) on her election as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee. Of her election Tricia shared. "I feel enormously privileged and grateful that our sport community has entrusted me today with the leadership of the COC. It's an honour I accept with pride and gratitude."

On December 17 it was announced that 2013 Inductee Pat Quinn has been posthumously named to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame in the builders category.
Pat Quinn being presenting Hall certificate at Vancouver Giants' game with Past Chair Al Tynan and Honoured Member Jim Robson.

Honoured Member Jack Farley (Inducted in 1996) just received news on behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada,  that he has been awarded the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award in recognition of your contribution to your community. The Caring Canadian Award, was established by the former Governor General Roméo LeBlanc, recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to help others and to build a smart and caring nation. The BC Sports Hall of Fame submitted Jack's nomination in recognition of our gratitude for his exception support and leadership of or organization.    
Picture from Hall's collection announcing the move of the Hall of Fame to BC Place -      Jack is fourth from the left 
Hero In You 
Youth Education Programs


Honoured Member Richard Peter speaking to a group of Delta elementary students during a        Hero In You presentation in November 2015

The Hero In You program has had a busy month, with presentations being held at two different schools in Delta - one elementary school, one high school. 

Our thanks to the two Honoured Members who spoke at those presentations, Richard Peter and Sean Millington, as well as all of the Honoured Members who have been a part of the Hero In You program this year! 

To learn more about this signature program please contact Ashley by calling the Hall or ashley@bcsportshalloffame.com

Honoured Member Sean Millington speaking to a group of high school students during a Hero In You presentation in December 2015
Looking for a unique
Special Event venue?
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 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.
 
Event Type
Evening Functions 
$1,500 
M edia Conference
$750 
Half-Day Functions  $750 
     * Sport sector rates available
Contact
events@bcsportshalloffame.com 



Merchandise
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!




Introducing the 2016 Class of Inductees!
Congratulations to the individuals and team selected for induction into the BC Sports Hall of Fame for 2016!

2016 Inductees

Athlete
  • Dave Barr (Golf)
  • Dave Cutler (Football)
  • Geri Donnelly (Soccer)
  • Steve Nash (Basketball)
  • Carl Valentine (Soccer)
Coach/Builder
  • Wally Buono (Football)
  • Diane Clement (Athletics)
  • Allison McNeill (Basketball)
Pioneer
  • Harry Manson (Soccer)

 

Media
  • Wendy Long

 

W.A.C. Bennett Award
  • Arthur Griffiths

 

 



Team
The 1994-1995 Kamloops Blazers Hockey Team

Team members include: Jeff Ainsworth, Jeff Antonovich, Terry Bangen, Nolan Baumgartner, Rod Branch, Bob Brown, Ashley Buckberger, Ed Dempsey, Greg Deverson, Shane Doan, Hnat Domenichelli, Greg Hart, Don Hay, Brian Henderson, Jason Holland, Ryan Huska, Jarome Iginla, Jeff Jubenville, Aaron Keller, Donnie Kinney, Brad Lukowich, Bob Maudie, Keith McCambridge, Kevin McDonald, Tyson Nash, Cam McCormick, Shawn McNeil, Jeff Oldenborger, Randy Petruk, Scott Sherwood, Rob Skrlac, Andrei Sryubko, Jason Strudwick, Darcy Tucker, Ivan Vologianinov and Bob Westerby.
To learn more about this exceptional class please click here to read their short bios. 
Our media announcement emcees Honoured Members: Sean Millington, Tom Larscheid, and Charmaine Crooks.
 
    To view more images from our December 10 media announcement please click here.
2016 Banquet of Champions - Thursday June 9th, 2016

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
604.687.5520
ruth.reynolds@bcsportshalloffame.com
The First Fifty Fund Reaches 31 and $155,000!
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. 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 British Columbia's champions and sport builders. Currently, there are 363 individuals and 58 teams inducted in the Hall of Fame.
Through daily visits, tours of the galleries, birthdays, special events, the Hero in You program and outreach, the Hall reaches over 50,000 people on an annual basis. The BC Sports Hall of Fame and its programs continue to inspire our youth and create future champions.
 
THE ASK/THE FIRST FIFTY FUND
Campaign Chairs Bill and Jana Maclagan believe it is important that the work of the BC Sports Hall of Fame continues for another 50 years and that can only happen if resources are available. In order to "kickstart" the "Next Fifty", we are taking the  
the opportunity presented by the 50th 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. The donations are one hundred percent tax deductible. The donors will be known as the "First Fifty". To date we are grateful to have received 31 First Fifty donations and are looking for an additional 19. To learn more please email bill.maclagan@blakes.com or allison.mailer@bcsportshalloffame.com. A pledge form for the First Fifty donations can be accessed here
Left to Right: Dale Harris, Blair Horn, Colin Brown, George Hungerford, Myckie Brown,
Malcolm Hunter, Janice Hunter, Anna Nyarady, Joanie McMaster, Jana Maclagan,
Dann Konkin, Peter Webster, Bill Maclagan, Alan Tyan

50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2016 and we are looking for public input and support on the  50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History  as part of its milestone celebrations. The sport community in particular and wider public in general are invited to nominate or suggest events that should be considered as part of the 50 Golden Moments project in 2016.
"We're very proud of our 50th anniversary slate of inductees and we're also excited to join with the tens of thousands of people who make up the sports community to mark and celebrate the
50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History," said  Jim Lightbody, Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame . "We're very much committed to being a strong community asset in honouring the past and inspiring the future and that's why we're looking for input and nominations from everyone who cares about sport in British Columbia."
Public nominations for the 50 Golden Moments will be reviewed by joint panels of sports media and sports historians/archivists and compiled into a final list by February of 2016. 
The 50 Golden Moments will then be counted down to the Banquet of Champions inducting the 50th Class of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, June 9th, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
"Part of the fun for us is making this interactive and receiving these 50 Golden Moments nominations over the coming months," said  Allison Mailer, Executive Director of the BC Sports Hall of Fame . "We're very thankful to be part of such a vibrant BC sports community and are happy to hear from current Honoured Members, provincial sports organizations, national sports federations, municipal halls of fame and individual sports executives and administrators, athletes, coaches and other community leaders."
The BC Sports Hall of Fame is planning to develop a special exhibit to commemorate the  50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History  in the spring of 2016.I t will be a signature feature of the Hall and will be the topic of our education and community field trips
 
If you need help or inspiration for your choices please visit the Inductee section of our bcsportshalloffame.com to learn more about our 363 Honoured Members and 58 Honoured Teams. You may also want to review an initial list of 50 great sport moments generated by curator Jason Beck and other local sport historians. Click here to read the list.  
Submit your choice by  emailing  50Moments@bcsportshalloffame.com until  January 22nd, 2016 at 5 p.m. PT.
 
If you are looking for inspiration for golden moments to submit, click here for our curator's list of ideas!

Save the Dates

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 will be celebrating 50 years in 2016, please watch for our exciting plans to recognize this significant milestone.   

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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
Figure skating dress worn by Karen Magnussen at the 1968 Olympics. Donated  by Dena Ward.
 

An incredible collection of medals, photos, and 1928 Olympic programs  belonging to sprinter and field hockey builder Harry Warren. Donated by  Charlotte and Victor Warren.
 

An original photograph of the first Vancouver Asahi baseball team in 1914.  Donated by Emiko Ando
 

A scrapbook and autograph book from the 1954 British Empire and  Commonwealth Games. Donated by Frances Welwood. 
Founders Cup Gave Generously
On Monday, November 2nd the BC Sports Hall of Fame was the recipient of a $15,000 donation from the Founder's Cup Charity Classic. Past Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and the founder of the Founder's Cup Charity Classic, Ron Jones presented Joanie McMaster BCSHF Trustee and Allison Mailer Executive Director of the BCSHF with the donations. The donation will support the BC Sports Hall of Fame's Hero In You Youth Education Programs supporting the organization's mission of Honouring the Past and Inspiring the Future. Since its inception in 1995 the Founder's Cup Charity Classic has donated over $300,000 to the BC Sports Hall of Fame. The Founder's Cup Charity Classic also donated $15,000 to the BC Sports Hall of Fame Foundation.
Support Us! Support the Giants!
Drop by our reception desk at the BC Sports Hall of Fame to pick up vouchers for Vancouver Giants tickets. They're only $16 each, and can be redeemed at Pacific Coliseum for a ticket to any regular season game. Please call for more information at 604-687-5520.