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BC Sports Hall of Fame …Crosby Golden Goal & Bilodeau at Vancouver 2010 Olympics joined by Terry Fox Marathon of Hope and Greg Moore’s first Indy race win among Final Four

VANCOUVER (May 30th, 2016) – The BC Sports Hall of Fame is 10 days away from staging its Annual Banquet of Champions Thursday, June 9th at the Vancouver Convention Centre and is marking the 10-day countdown with the semifinals of its 50 Golden Moments public voting campaign at bcsportshalloffame.com.

More than 20,000 public votes have been tallied over the past five weeks as the original 50 Golden Moments have been narrowed down to a final four comprised of Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Alex Bilodeau’s moment as the first Canadian to win gold on home “soil” in the free style skiing event at Vancouver 2010, Greg Moore’s first-ever Indy Car race win in Milwaukee in 1997 at the age of 22 and the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope in 1980.

“Working from more than 200 nominated moments submitted by sports fans, our panel of curators, sports historians and media developed an original list of the top-50 Golden Moments, seeding the Miracle Mile in 1954, the Crosby Goal, Percy Williams double-gold in 1928 and Nancy Greene’s two-medal performance at Grenoble 1968 as the top four going in,” said Allison Mailer, Executive Director of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “We wanted the public to have its say and we’re delighted to see the level of engagement during this 50 Golden Moments campaign and look forward to celebrating all of these moments as part of our 50th Anniversary Banquet of Champions June 9th.”

Mailer thanked Canadian Direct Insurance, Victory Square Labs and Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. for their support of the 50 Golden Moments campaign.

“We’re stoked to have the chance to be involved with the BC Sports Hall of Fame as they induct a terrific class of 2016 inductees and celebrate the past 50 years this way,” said Shafin Tejani, Chief Executive Officer of Fantasy 6 Sports Inc., the technology sponsor of the #50Moments campaign and a new partner of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “We love the vision that the BC Sports Hall of Fame has for the future and its second “50 years” and respect how it wanted to push the envelope and let thousands of British Columbians have their say on the 50 Golden Moments.”

The semifinals run at bcsportshalloffame.com until midnight on Thursday, June 2nd, with voting for the final run-off set to begin on Saturday, June 4th at 12:01 a.m. PT.

The 50th Anniversary Class of Inductees includes athletes Carl Valentine and Geri Donnelly of soccer, Dave Barr of golf, Dave Cutler of football, Steve Nash of basketball, builders Wally Buono, Diane Clement and Allison McNeill, media inductee Wendy Long of The Vancouver Sun, pioneer Harry Manson and W.A.C. Bennett Award winner Arthur Griffiths, former owner of the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL, old Vancouver Grizzlies of the NBA and Rogers Arena.

For more information on the Banquet of Champions – including how to buy tickets and participate in the online silent auction — visit bcsportshalloffame.com and follow along on twitter @bcsportshall

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CONTACT:

ALLISON MAILER
Executive Director

BC Sports Hall of Fame
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