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Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame – April 24, 2019 – WINNIPEG, MB – To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, we are pleased to announce that we will induct twenty-eight (28) individuals and fifteen (15) teams in a special 40th Anniversary Veteran Induction Celebration, presented by Sport Manitoba, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Club Regent Casino & Event Centre.

This is only the second time a special veteran induction of this magnitude has been held. The first was in 2004 for the Hall of Fame’s 25th anniversary. 

The individual inductees are:

  • *Isa Beairsto – Golf             
  • *Andy Bieber – Football        
  • *D. C. Mac Braden – Curling
  • *Billy Breen – Hockey            
  • *Modere “Mud” Bruneteau – Hockey    
  • *Bill Carpenter – Baseball 
  • Mary (Pitts) Dopson – Athletics    
  • *George Druxman– Football        
  • *Jimmy Dunn– All Round 
  • *Art Foster – Tennis             
  • *Vera (Tustin) Gilbert – Swimming     
  • *Charles Harvey – Golf 
  • *Halldor “Slim” Halldorson – Hockey     
  • *Frank Hawkins – Lacrosse        
  • *Dot (Ferguson) Key – Softball 
  • *Ed Kotowich – Football         
  • * Les Lear – Football           
  • *Lou Lucki – Softball 
  • Harry Nightingale – Lacrosse    
  • * Cornel Piper – Football         
  • *Andre Roziere – Archery 
  • *Jim “Babyface” Saunders – Boxing     
  • *Art Shaw – All Round         
  • *Alex Shibicky – Hockey 
  • *William “Snake” Siddle – Baseball     
  • *Ed Sobie – Ten Pin Bowling      
  • *Jimmy Thomson – Hockey
  • *Nick Wasnie – Hockey 

* inducted posthumously

The team inductees are:

  • *1930 Howard Wood Team – Curling      
  • *1931 Bob Gourlay Team – Curling        
  • *1932 Jim Congalton Team – Curling
  • *1934 Leo Johnson Team – Curling        
  • *1935 Winnipeg Maroons – Baseball
  • *1937 Manitoba Canoe Team – Paddling      
  • *1938 Ab Gowanlock Team – Curling
  • *1939 Winnipeg Maroons – Baseball     
  • *1940 Howard Wood Team – Curling
  • *1942 Winnipeg Maroons – Baseball      
  • *1947 Jimmy Welsh Team – Curling       
  • *1953 Ab Gowanlock Team – Curling
  • *1957 Winnipeg Goldeyes – Baseball    
  • *1959 Winnipeg Goldeyes – Baseball    
  • *1960 Winnipeg Goldeyes – Baseball    

* inducted posthumously

We have been able to contact some of the relatives of our posthumous inductees but would appreciate the public’s assistance in finding those we have not found to date.
 
Tickets are available online now for $25 each here. Cocktails and hors d’ouvres will follow the induction ceremony.                                 
 

About
 

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is a registered charitable organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors whose mission is to collect, preserve, showcase and celebrate the history and heritage of sport excellence in Manitoba. 
 
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 Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Performance Centre, Fitness Centre and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching. 
 

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For more information please contact:
 
Rick Brownlee
Sport Heritage Manager, Sport Manitoba
w. 204-925-5736
c. 204-612-7272
halloffame@sportmanitoba.ca