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BC Sports Hallof Fame – HONOURING THE PAST

Honoured Member E.V. “Billie” Mitchell passed away on February 13th, 2019 at the age of 103.
 
Mitchell was a legend in Canadian figure skating circles, whose accomplishments and innovative ideas have helped shape the business of Canadian figure skating into the organization it is today.
 
In 1961, Mitchell was elected chair of the British Columbia Section of the Canadian Figure Skating Association, becoming the first woman on the national board of directors. She was then elected the first woman on the executive level of the CFSA, and three years later, its first female president.
 
Billie was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in the Builder category for Figure Skating in 1998. Our sincere condolences to the Mitchell family.
 
 
INSPIRING THE FUTURE
 
We continue to see an increase in youth attendance at the Hall, connecting with the inspiring stories and achievements of our Honoured Members.
 
Last month the BC Sports Hall of Fame was host to over 180 students from schools across the Lower Mainland, in addition to International students from Taiwan, Brazil and Rotterdam.
 
‘I’ve never been to a museum before but this one is the best!’ – Grade four student from Gordon Greenwood Elementary, Langley.

 
 
 
HONOURED MEMBERS
 
The 50th Anniversary of the BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala, presented by Victory Square Technologies, is taking place on Thursday, May 23rd at the Vancouver
Convention Centre.
 
Join us in welcoming the all-star Class of 2019, featuring Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Emily Brydon, Roy Gerela, Kelly McCallum, Tony Waiters, Ken Holland, Darlene Currie, Ron Toigo, Dan Jukich, Ralph “Hunk” Henderson and the 1968 New Westminster Salmonbellies.
 
With over 720 tickets sold, it is sure to be an evening of recognition and celebration to remember. Please visit our website for more information or to purchase tickets today.

 
 
 
PARTNERSHIPS
 
We are pleased to announce an exclusive ticket offer with Canada Soccer!
 
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will return to BC Place for a crucial international match on Sunday, March 24 against French Guiana.
 
Newsletter subscribers can secure seats to catch Canada’s next generation of dynamic young stars, featuring former Vancouver Whitecaps phenom Alphonso Davies’ return to Vancouver, by taking advantage of the BC Sports Hall of Fame ticket offer featuring a 25% discount! Use promo code BCSHCS to access this limited time offer.

 
 
 
 
 
INSPIRATIONAL EXPERIENCES
 
We’re proud to have hosted the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Street Team Training and Volunteer Orientation this February. We loved seeing the energy and smiles as they prepare for their upcoming season! Go ‘Caps!
 
We are equally excited to host a pre-game event for the Sponsorship Marketing Council Canada leading up to the Rugby Sevens on March 7th. The Hall of Champions is a unique and dynamic meeting space set amidst memories of BC’s most celebrated athletes! 
 
To discuss your event or book a site visit, call 604.687.5520 or email events@bcsportshall.com

 
 
 
 
Tim Mayenknect
 
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR: A Year of Special Anniversaries
 
Tom Mayenknecht, Chair, Board of Trustees
BC Sports Hall of Fame
 
With individual tickets going on sale today for the Class of 2019 BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Victory Square Technologies, May 23rd at the Vancouver Convention Centre, it’s a great time to talk about the many milestones in the history of sports in British Columbia.
 
For one, it’s the 50th Anniversary of the first BC Sports Hall induction event held in Vancouver in 1969. It’s also another reminder of the enduring legacy and importance of story-telling in BC sports and heritage. The BC Sports Hall of Fame was itself founded under the leadership of community leaders and visionaries such as Eric Whitehead back in 1966 (we celebrated that 50th Anniversary three years ago, marking the 50 Golden Moments in BC sports history).
 
Yet we’re not the only ones celebrating major milestones this year! Read more

 
 
 
COMING UP:
 
The Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards are taking place on Thursday, March 13th at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Trustees Gina Iandiorio and Dale Saip will be presented President’s Awards by Chair Tom Mayenknecht.

 

Congrats

Gina and Dale on your efforts in support of the Induction Gala over the past five years.

 
 
Honoured Members are invited to our first annual BC Sports Hall of Fame “Hackathon” on April 25th. Join us from 1:00pm – 3:00pm to let us know what we can do better!
 
Trustees, Foundation Board, former Chairs, MSOs and PSOs are all invited. Watch for more details in the April newsletter to RSVP.

 
 
 
 
 
We have some exciting news about the Indigenous Sport Gallery coming up next month. Stay tuned!

 
 
 
New Winter Hours Reminder – A friendly reminder that our winter hours are now in effect (closed on Monday, open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm). We are still open Mondays for group bookings and all access tours. For further information and to confirm availability please call 604.687.5520.