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Eight Individuals and Back-to-Back Championship Basketball Teams

July 29, 2020 – Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced the class of 2020 today, revealing the eight individuals and one team mini-dynasty who will be inducted into our hallowed halls this year.

The individual inductees are:

  • Marilyn Fraser (Builder) – Athletics
  • Baxter Humby (Athlete) – Muay Thai/Kickboxing
  • Sheldon Kennedy (Athlete/Builder) – Hockey/Multi-Sport
  • Ruth Klassen (Athlete) – Volleyball
  • Ralph Lyndon (Athlete) – Multi-Sport
  • Paul Robson (Builder) – Multi-Sport
  • Jennifer Saunders (Athlete) – Racquetball
  • Ed Werenich (Athlete) – Curling

The team inductees are:

  • 1996/1997 University of Manitoba Bisons (Team) – Basketball 

The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame will not be hosting our annual Induction Ceremonies this year, but instead will formally induct the new class of honoured members when COVID-19 conditions allow us to host such a celebration.

Inductee Bios

Quotes

“As we announce the names of these deserving inductees who will forever be a part of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, we are grateful that these athletes, builders and teams will inspire and motivate generations for years to come, and we are excited to be celebrating their extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to sport in our province. Congratulations to the inductee class of 2020!” 

Jeff Hnatiuk, President & CEO, Sport Manitoba

“Once again, this is a remarkable class of inductees that reflects the diverse spectrum of sport. They personify the kind of commitment and excellence that our sport community aspires to and is inspired by, and we are thrilled to have them join the ranks of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. It is especially important to take the time to reflect on and celebrate our sport heritage during today’s trying times.” 

Don MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Directors, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

About 

A program of Sport Manitoba, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s mandate is to collect, preserve, showcase and celebrate the history and heritage of sport excellence in Manitoba. For more information, please visit the website.

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 at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in the province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba HydroSport Manitoba CoachingTeam ManitobaManitoba Sports Hall of FameFit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Manitoba ClinicSport Manitoba PerformanceSport Manitoba Fitness Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.

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For more information please contact:
Sarah Tone
Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5614
Cell: 431-778-5796
sarah.tone@sportmanitoba.ca

OR 

Rick Brownlee
Sport Heritage Manager, Sport Manitoba
Office: 204-925-5736
Cell: 204-612-7272
halloffame@sportmanitoba.ca
https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/hall-of-fame