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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – On Wednesday, June 14, the Class of 2017 inductees will come together at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary for a gala fundraiser with the goal of inspiring and encouraging thousands of young girls across Calgary, Alberta, and Canada to be active and get involved in sport. The Class of 2017 includes Carol Huynh (Wrestling), Cindy Klassen (Speed Skating), Lanny McDonald (Ice Hockey), the late Gaylord Powless (Lacrosse), Mike Weir (Golf), Simon Whitfield (Triathlon), the late Dr. Robert W. Jackson (Builder, Paralympic Games), Dr. Charles Tator (Builder, Sports Medicine), and the Edmonton Grads Basketball Team.
 
This is Calgary’s only opportunity to meet the Class of 2017 who will officially be inducted during the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Celebrations on November 9 in Toronto. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is the country’s highest sporting honour. 
 
MEDIA CONFERENCE
 
DATE/TIME:     Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. (MT)
 
LOCATION:     Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
                         169 Canada Olympic Road SW
                         Calgary, AB
WHO:  
 
  • Class of 2017 Inductees:
    • Carol Huynh
    • Cindy Klassen
    • Lanny McDonald
    • The late Gaylord Powless’ daughter, Gaylene Powless
    • Mike Weir
    • Simon Whitfield
    • The late Dr. Robert W. Jackson’s daughter, Johannah Jackson
    • Dr. Charles Tator
  • Mario Siciliano, President and CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Jennifer Walinga, Honoured Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame inducted in 2013 for Rowing
  • Sylvie Bigras, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Board Governor

 

About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame: Inspiring Canadians – in sport and life
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences featuring 12 galleries, 52 hands-on interactive exhibits and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. Each year, Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame selects the country’s most influential and inspiring athletes and sport builders who are inducted as Honoured Members. Our mission is to share the stories of their achievements so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is the highest sporting honour in Canada. Visit sportshall.ca to learn more about corporate and private facility rentals, education programs, and upcoming events.
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Marnie Krell
Marketing & Communications Manager 
O: 403.776.1086