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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebrations
Class of 2016 Receives Canada’s Highest Sporting Honour
 
TORONTO, October 25, 2016 – On Tuesday, November 1, the Class of 2016 – comprised of six athletes and one sport “Builder” – will be formally inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame during a Gala presented by Canadian Tire. The day’s celebrations commence with the official presentation of the inductees’ Honoured Member jacket, a symbol of Canada’s highest sporting honour. Each inductee will speak and be available for photos and media interviews following the media conference.
 

The Class of 2016 includes:

  • Michael “Pinball” Clemons, four-time Grey Cup Champion with the Toronto Argonauts, Football
  • Stephanie Dixon,19-time Paralympic medallist and world record holder, Para-swimming
  • Dr. Frank Hayden, creator of the worldwide Special Olympics Movement, Builder
  • Sue Holloway, four-time Olympian, and the first woman to represent Canada at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in the same year, Canoe-Kayak and Cross Country Skiing
  • Colleen Jones, two-time World Champion and youngest skip to ever win a Canadian Women’s Championship, Curling
  • Annie Perreault, three-time Olympian and double Olympic Gold medallist, Speed Skating
  • Bryan Trottier, seven-time Stanley Cup winner, Ice Hockey

WHAT:          Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Celebrations: Honoured Member
                      jacket presentation and media conference

DATE/TIME:  Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:00-11:00 a.m. (EST)

LOCATION:   Four Seasons Centre for Perfomring Arts
                     Third Floor: The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre
                     145 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 4G1
 
WHO: 
  1. Class of 2016 Inductees
  2. Colin MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Governors, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  3. Mario Siciliano, President and CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  4. Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Gold Medalist, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member and Emcee
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A PHOTO, please contact:

 

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame:   

Marnie Krell 
Manager, Marketing & Communications
C: 403.437.0939

Canadian Tire:

Julia Wilkinson
Communications Advisor
C: 416.464.2794

julia.wilkinson@cantire.com