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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Today, June 22, all seven Class of 2016 inductees will come together at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary to help unveil the new exhibit Follow the Spirit: RIO 2016. In anticipation of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, this exhibit features Canadian athletes who will compete this summer. 

The launch of the new RIO 2016 exhibit is being held in conjunction with the annual Sport Heroes Celebration & Golf Tournament with 31 Honoured Members attending from across North America, including Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Serge Savard, Margaret Southern and Mark Tewksbury, along with the Class of 2016. This one-of-a-kind, two-day charity event supports Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s national youth education programs. 

This event is Calgary’s only opportunity to meet the Class of 2016 inductees who will officially be inducted during Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Celebrations presented by Canadian Tire on November 1. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is the country’s highest sporting honour.

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DATE/TIME:  Today – Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. (MST) 

LOCATION:   Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

      169 Canada Olympic Road SW

      (403) 776-1040 

WHO:           1. Class of 2016 Inductees:

o Michael “Pinball” Clemons

o Stephanie Dixon

o Dr. Frank Hayden

o Sue Holloway

o Colleen Jones

o Annie Perreault

o Bryan Trottier

      2. Colin MacDonald, Board Chair of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

             3. Mario Siciliano, President and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

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 education programs, facility rentals and corporate retreats.

MEDIA CONTACT

Marnie Krell 

Marketing & Communications Manager
O: 403.776.1086
C: 403.437.0939
E: mkrell@cshof.ca