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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will announce the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, including six Athletes, and two sport “Builders.” The media conference will be emceed by Hall of Famer and Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist in the 100m backstroke, Mark Tewksbury. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is the highest sporting honour in Canada. The individuals selected to receive this honour inspire Canadians on a local, provincial and national level that transcends sport and competition.

 
That evening, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is holding its 5th Annual Inspire Canada Museum Gala, presented by Enbridge. In previous years, we have supported our Girls in Sport initiative with this Gala, and through those efforts we are excited to announce that the Women in Sports Exhibit will be opening on May 23, 2019, the night of the Gala, with attendees getting the very first viewing. Without the community’s generous support over the past years, we would have not been able to develop this new gallery and we look forward to sharing videos, artefacts and stories of the amazing women with the more than 500 in attendance. We are excited to continue this fundraising Gala by shifting our focus to our education and outreach to schools across Canada. A portion of each ticket or sponsorship will go toward building Canada through sport by providing Hall of Famer appearances at school assemblies and continue to develop curriculum aligned programs with the role of sport in Canadian culture and communities. The evening introduces the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees in discussion with Cassie Campbell-Pascall, musical guest performance by country star Trevor Panczak, and Honourary Co-Chairs Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Heather Culbert. Your host for the evening is Dave Kelly.
 
The 2019 Induction Festival and Formal program takes place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, in Toronto, and will be broadcast post event on Sportsnet.
 
Please visit sportshall.ca for more information.
MEDIA CONFERENCE
 
DATE/TIME:                 Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. (MT)
 
LOCATION:                  Grand Hall, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
                                   169 Canada Olympic Road SW
                                   Calgary, AB
WHO:  
  • 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Mark Tewksbury, Hall of Famer, Olympic Swimming Gold Medallist
  • Lori-Ann Muenzer, Hall of Famer, Olympic Cycling Gold Medallist
  • Bob Rooney, Chair of the Board of Governors of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Cheryl Bernard, 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 is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building Canada through sport. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is Canada’s highest sporting honour, connecting competitive sport to community spirit. New Hall of Famers are inducted annually and their stories are curated at the Nationally accredited Museum at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary. Every year new exhibits, immersive experiences and digital storytelling are shared with communities across Canada.Visit sportshall.ca to learn more about corporate and private facility rentals, education programs, and upcoming events.
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Marina Montgomery
Marketing & Communications Manager
Cell: 403.437.0939