Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame mourns the loss of the Honourable Jim Prentice who died tragically in a plane crash on October 13, 2016. Mr. Prentice was the Federal Industry Minister responsible for granting $15 Million to support the construction of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s new national museum which opened on Canada Day, July 1, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta at Canada Olympic Park.
“We extend our condolences to Mr. Prentice’s family, friends, and colleagues on this tragic loss. Mr. Prentice served on the Board of Governors of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame following his federal political career and was a huge supporter of sport in Canada” said Colin MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Governors of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
The Canadian flag at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will fly at half-mast in honour of Mr. Prentice.
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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 galleries, 52 hands-on interactive experiences and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. It is a place of honour for the 605 inducted sport legends and the 65 sports they represent. Our mission is to share their stories so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Please visit www.sportshall.ca
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