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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Today, media are invited to attend Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s official launch of the new Horses in Sport exhibit in the Mary Simpson Ride Gallery. This exhibit features eight major national and international equestrian events and celebrates the accomplishments of the twenty-six individuals and two horses previously inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for their contributions to the equine world. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Members attending include; Spruce Meadows founder, Margaret Southern; Sandy Hawley, who competed in more than 6,000 races in his career as a jockey and was awarded horse racing’s highest honours in both Canada and the U.S.; Tom Gayford and Jim Elder, who won Canada’s first Equestrian Olympic Gold medal in the Team event in Mexico City in 1968. John Simpson, Chairman, Owner, and CEO of CANA Construction, Linda Southern-Heathcott, Spruce Meadows President and CEO, and Nancy Southern, President and CEO of ATCO Ltd., will be on-hand to officially launch the new exhibit along with 60 grade five students from Monsignor E.L. Doyle School.
Artefacts featured in the Horses in Sport exhibit include Tom Glass’ chuckwagon from the 1930s that he used during the last 15 years of his career and won four Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Championships, a 35 million year old prehistoric horse skeleton, a full-size horse skeleton, and interactive displays featuring Margaret Southern and Ian Millar. The exhibit will be on display for five years at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

DATE/TIME:    Wednesday, September 20, 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION:     Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
 169 Canada Olympic Road SW
 Calgary, Alberta T3B 6B7
  1. Margaret Southern, Honoured Member, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  2. Jim Elder, Honoured Member, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  3. Tom Gayford, Honoured Member, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  4. Sandy Hawley, Honoured Member, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  5. John Simpson, Chairman, Owner and CEO, CANA Construction
  6. Linda Southern-Heathcott, President and CEO, Spruce Meadows
  7. Nancy Southern, President and CEO, ATCO Ltd.
  8. Michelle Cameron Coulter, Board Governor and Honoured Member, 
    Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  9. Dr. Roger Jackson, Honoured Member, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  10. Kerrin Lee-Gartner, Board Governor and Honoured Member, Canada’s 
    Sports Hall of Fame
  11. Mario Siciliano, President and CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame: 
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, dozens of hands-on interactive exhibits and a collection of 100,000 artefacts. Each year, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame selects the country’s most influential and inspiring athletes and sport “builders” to receive the highest sporting honour in Canada and 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. Visit to learn more about our 2017 Induction Celebrations, education programs, and facility rentals.
For more information, please contact:
Marnie Krell
Director, Communications & Marketing 
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
P: 403.776.1086 |