Fall 2014

Re-live the 2014 Banquet of Champions Experience!
Now you can re-watch the 2014 Banquet of Champions, courtesy 
of ViaSport's video archives!  

View photos from the event: 
View photos from the Honoured Members' Reception: 

Learn more about the Class of 2014: 
Deloitte Impact Day
October 3, 2014


For the past ten years, Deloitte employees have generously volunteered their time to a multitude of community projects and organizations during the annual Deloitte Impact Day.  The BC Sports Hall of Fame was fortunate to be a recipient of an enthusiastic team of Deloitte staff who tackled the tough job of facility clean-up with pure gusto and professionalism.


Thank you to trustee John Ormiston for leading the great Deloitte Impact Day team!

Celebrate the 102nd Grey Cup Week with us!

Jack Poole Plaza FAMILY ZONE - November 27, 28 & 29  

11:00 am to 7:00 pm 


Grey Cup Festival Parade - November 29 


Terry Fox Plaza FAMILY ZONE - November 30 
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Game starts at 3:00 pm) 


Activities at the BC Sports Hall of Fame:


RBC Sports Day in Canada Celebrations at the BC Sports Hall of Fame


Date:  November 29, 2014 - All day event, 10am - 5pm

  • Hero In You Session with former BC Lion and Honoured Member Tommy Europe at 1PM
  • Family scavenger hunt is available at the front desk
  • Fun family activities in the participation zone and throughout the museum

Admission special: 50% for kids wearing a sport jersey or game ticket!


Plus don't miss two new football collections on display:

  • The amazing football helmet collection of BC Sports Hall of Fame past chair Bill Maclagan will be profiled to celebrate the 102nd Grey Cup here at BC Place.  Featuring over 20 different signed and game-worn lids, including those from Jon Cornish, Anthony Calvillo, and Rudy Ruettiger. The collection is the largest privately-owned helmet collection ever displayed at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Courtesy of the BC Football Hall of Fame and Kaye and Scott Ackles we will proudly be displaying items from the private collection of Honoured Member          Bob Ackles (Inducted 2004) will be on display.
Edgewater Casino Night 
Join us Friday, November 28th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the Vancouver Convention Centre West for the inaugural Edgewater Casino Night!
Feel the Vegas vibe playing games against CFL alumni dealers while enjoying live entertainment, appetizers, cocktails and a live auction. Make your mark with a contribution to the LIVE AUCTION or RAFFLE DRAW. An exclusive number of items will be auctioned off to a cross-Canada audience and "fun money" will win some lucky players great raffle prizes. Although the gambling isn't real the experience will be golden!

Proceeds from the event support the BC Sports Hall of Fame, BC Football Hall of Fame and the BC Lions' Alumni! 

Cost: $125 +GST & Service Charges

Click here for ticket form:  Ticket order form PDF

Induction News
Class of 2015 Media Announcement
Join us on December 11, 2014 when we announce the newest class of 2015, LIVE at the BC Sports Hall of Fame! 

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.   
BC Sports Hall of Famer News and Notes!
Did you hear the NEWS?

It was a mini-BC Sports Hall of Fame reunion as five honoured members joined the Induction Banquet at the Canadian Lacrosse Sports Hall of Fame.

BC Sports Hall of Famers Sarah Burke (Inducted 2014), Gareth Rees (Inducted 2008), and Kathy Shields (Inducted 2013) were Inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on October 22!


W.A.C Bennett Award Recipient Peter Bentley (Inducted 1999) was honoured at the Golden Heart Award Gala on October 29.


Four Honoured Members were a part of the Vancouver Whitecaps' inaugural ring of hounour during the team's 40th anniversary season Bob Lennarduzzi (Inducted 1988, 1992, 2004, 2007), Carl Valentine (Inducted 1988), Domenic Mobilio (Inducted 2008) and Andrea Neil (Inducted 2012).


Honoured Member Stephanie Berto (Inducted 1989) is teaching yoga to athletes of all kinds. She develops programs for the individual athlete or teams to maximize performance, reduce injury and attain goals.


102nd Grey Cup t-shirts 
now available!

 Just in time for the big day November 30, 2014 at BC Place we've added some great Grey Cup t-shirts into our merchandise space.  
We invite you to check out our merchandise selection  and support the BC Sports Hall of Fame at the same time! 
BC Place Tours Available!  Book Your All-Access Experience Today
Curious about going behind the scenes inside one of Vancouver's most recognizable architectural and cultural icons? Make plans today for our NEW All Access Experience, exclusively through the BC Sports Hall of Fame. The All Access Experience provides a behind the scenes tour of BC Place including the media-box, locker rooms, and awe-inspiring view of the stadium with field-access. It's the perfect opportunity for any sport enthusiast to strike a pose!

Visit www.bcsportshalloffame.com for dates and times or contact sportsinfo@bcsportshalloffame.com to book your next All Access Experience!
Educational Programming at the Hall

TELL A TEACHER about our Hero In You Youth Education Programs to help inspire their students! The programs provide FREE educational resources highlighting the inspirational stories of BC Sports Hall of Famers including Terry Fox, Rick Hansen, Ma�lle Ricker, and more through our redesigned Hero In You website. NEW lesson plans now available! Be sure to check-out the latest content featuring Vancouver Whitecaps players Bobby Lenarduzzi, Dominic Mobilio, Andrea Neil, and the 1979 Team. Also available is a new lesson plan on tennis pioneer, WWI hero and 2014 Inductee Robert Powell.

Visit www.heroinyou.ca to start your journey and discover "who inspires you!"

Hero In You Youth Education Program 

Our Hero In You Youth Education Programs deliver speaker sessions consisting of Honoured Members co-presenting with the Hall of Fame to students across the Lower Mainland.  Each session is an invaluable experience for young people to be inspired by BC Sports Hall of Famers who have set goals, faced numerous obstacles, and achieved their vision of success.

Thank you to the following Honoured Members for sharing your stories with the youth of the province and for supporting the Hero In You program! 

Mary Stewart McIlwaine (swimming - Inducted 1966) 
Sean Millington (football - Inducted 2010)
Thelma Wright (track&field - Inducted 2000)  Brent Hayden (swimming - Inducted 2013)
Don Arnold (rowing - Inducted 1977)
Dale Walters (boxing - Inducted 2006)
Tommy Europe (football - Inducted 2010) 
Andrea Neil (soccer - Inducted 2012)
Howard Kelsey (basketball - Inducted 2012)  Ashleigh McIvor DeMerit (skiing - Inducted 2012
Lars Hansen (basketball - Inducted 2014)
Celebrate at the BC Sports Hall of Fame!
Are you celebrating the 102nd Grey Cup with your clients, staff or volunteers? Or planning your company's Christmas party?

Come celebrate in our unique, sport-themed galleries at the BC Sports Hall of Fame. 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.
Book your event today!
Cecilia Olmos, Media, Events Coordinator 
(604) 687-5520 x 24 
Thanks for visiting!
All the way from Japan, family members of Shoichi Shima member of Honoured Team Vancouver Asahi (inducted 2005).
Distant relatives connect at Vancouver Giants' game volunteer Monica Yip and Stan Yip manager of the 1978 Doc Blues Softball Team

2014 BC Sports Hall of Fame inductee Scott Niedermeyer stands beside his collection of sports artifacts on display.

Estate Planning Considerations
The BC Sports Hall of Fame inspires thousands of young people across British Columbia every year.  Through our education and community programs, we encourage and educate children to live active lives, to get involved in sport and to be responsible for their own well-being.  You can help us make a bigger impact and reach even more kids throughout our province by leaving a gift in your estate. We are happy to work with you and your advisors confidentially to make sure your objectives are met.  


Thank you for your consideration! For more information on how you can support families and communities in British Columbia, please contact Ruth Reynolds, ruth.reynolds@bcsportshalloffame.com; 604-687-5520 ext 23.
Please Consider Making a Donation...

"I really liked the Hero in You program because it taught me that if you follow your dream and if you work hard it can come true."  

- Savana, Surrey Boys and Club


You can help the BC Sports Hall of Fame make a difference in the lives of BC's kids. We all need inspiration, especially kids. 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!  Last year over 5,000 kids participated in the programs and this year we need your help to double that number. We will be focusing our efforts to reach kids, who through no fault of their own would not otherwise have an opportunity to visit a Hall of Fame. 


After a Hero In You presentation eight year old James shared,  

"My friends said I wasn't good enough to be a pro soccer player, but now I know I can if a try really hard and practice!"


A Hero In Your Heart donation helps fund our program and allows us to welcome more kids to the Hall of Fame, visit more schools, attend more community celebrations and ultimately inspire more kids!


To learn more email ruth.reynolds@bcsportshalloffame.com or 604-687-5520 ext 23

Your BC Sports Hall of Fame Team
Staff from left to right:
Jason Beck - Curator & Facility Director, Emma Watson, Guest Services Co-ordinator, Allison Mailer - Executive Director, Cecilia Olmos - Media, Events Co-ordinator, Ruth Reynolds - Business Development Manager, Barbara Chu - Comptroller, Ryan Hill - Education & Facility Co-ordinator 
Save the Date

Tommy Europe Hero In You presentation

Sat. November 29 

Class of 2015 Media Announcement:

Thur. December 11 

2015 Banquet of Champions and 2015 Tournament of Champions dates still to be confirmed.

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Artifact Acquisitions
Scott Niedermeyer collection on temporary loan - 1995 New Jersey Devils jersey, 2004 Team Canada world championship jersey, mini 1994-95 Stanley Cup, mini 2004 Norris Trophy.


1978 Doc's Blues women's softball collection - team jerseys, shorts, socks, coach's jacket, hat, bat, glove, world championship silver medal, polished wood burl honouring coach Adrian Lavigne


2014 Canadian Olympic snowboard race suits - Identical to those worn by Canadian athletes at Sochi Winter Olympics in snowboard cross and halfpipe 


Jay DeMerit collection - Game-worn Vancouver Whitecaps jersey, shorts, and boots presented by Jay to the BC Sports Hall of Fame at his retirement press conference


2015 Canada Winter Games collection - Carved First Nations presentation box, bid books, Games' souvenirs and clothing

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