2016 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 37th Annual Induction Ceremony
Sport Manitoba – On November 5, 2016, five athletes, two builders and two teams will be inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at the 37th Annual Induction Ceremony at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. The 2016 inductees are:
- Dr. Cal Botterill, Sport Medicine/Builder
- Jim Heighton, All Round, Athlete
- Alanna (Yakiwchuk) Hinrichsen, Athletics, Athlete
- Joey Johnson, Wheelchair Basketball, Athlete
- Mike Keane, Hockey, Athlete
- Rhiannon Leier-Blacher, Swimming, Athlete
- John Reilly, Rugby, Builder
- 1971-74 University of Winnipeg Wesmen, Volleyball, Team
- 1985 Bob Ursel Team, Curling, Team
These nine recipients join our exclusive group of Honoured Members who represent Manitoba’s finest in sport,” says Jamie Kraemer, President of the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors. “This is an exceptional and well-deserving slate, as these inductees personify the type of excellence and achievement we strive to celebrate, showcase and preserve at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.”
Tickets for the Induction Dinner go on sale September 1, 2016.
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is a registered charitable organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum has inducted 395 individual members and 87 teams since it was established in 1980.
Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.
For more information please contact:
Sport Heritage Manager
Communications/Public Relations Officer