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BC Sports Hall of Fame to Induct Richard Peter September 16, 2010

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BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to Induct 9 Individuals and 1 Team

(Vancouver, BC) – The British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame inducted Sr. Men's National Team Member Richard Peter into their ranks on Thursday September 16, 2010. They announced in January that Peter will be amongst the nine individuals and one team slated for Induction as part of its 2010 class.

“There are so many deserving candidates for induction into the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the choice was not easy,” said Doug Clement, chair of the Selection Committee and Vice-Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. “Our selection committee did an outstanding job reviewing over 122 nominations. The class of 2010 truly reflects the best of the best.”

Induction recognizes excellence in sport, contribution to sport and the impact on sport in British Columbia, in the categories of athlete, team, builder, and pioneer. A selection committee, comprised of members of the BC Sports Hall of Fame Board of Trustees, the media and the sport community made the final decision after lengthy discussions and detailed review of all nominations.

As part of the 42nd induction class, five athletes will be honoured, Cheryl Gibson (swimming), Spence McTavish (rugby), Sean Millington (football),

Richard Peter (wheelchair basketball), and Joe Sakic (ice hockey). In the builder category, Lorne Davies (all-round) and Jenny John (field hockey) have been selected. Selected in the pioneer category is Ann Clark Ayres (athletics), and in the media category Greg Douglas.s set

The 1994 BC Lions Football Team has been selected in the team category (football).

Richard Peter is a four-time Paralympian who has accumulated two Paralympic gold medals and a silver between 1996-2008. In addition he has received numerous all-star awards and in 2008 was named both Canadian Wheelchair Sport Association & Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association Male Athlete of the Year.

More information about Peter can be found on his [bio page].
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The official Induction ceremony for the 2010 Inductees will take place at the 42nd Annual Banquet of Champions at the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion on September 16. 2010. The 2010 class will be joining 309 individuals and 54 teams currently honoured at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.