Media Advisory – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Celebrations

(Toronto, Ont.) Eight of the country’s most influential and inspiring athletes and sport builders will be officially inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on October 22, 2014. Media are invited to meet the Class of 2014 at 10:00 a.m. EST and attend the Honoured Members Red Carpet Reception at 4:30 p.m. EST, at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in downtown Toronto, prior to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2014 Induction Celebrations presented by Canadian Tire.

Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is the highest sporting honour in Canada. The Class of 2014 consists of:

  • Ski jumping champion, Horst Bulau
  • Hero of the Superpipe event, Sarah Burke
  • Dual sport champion, Pierre Harvey
  • Women’s hockey innovator, Geraldine Heaney
  • Figure skating golden girl, Elizabeth Manley
  • Canadian rugby legend, Gareth Rees
  • Wheelchair basketball pioneer, Tim Frick
  • Legendary basketball coach, Kathy Shields

Inducted athletes and sport builders will be available for interview immediately following the media conference. Master of ceremonies for the media conference will be Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member Catriona Le May Doan.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member George Chuvalo will also be in attendance to accept the donation of the original “Fight Night” boxing ring bell of the former Maple Leaf Gardens on behalf of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. This was the bell George Chuvalo answered 15 times on the night of March 29, 1966, against Muhammad Ali. George Chuvalo will be available for interviews.

Media Conference

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (EST)

LOCATION: Mattamy Athletic Centre
Gymnasium 2nd Floor
50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON
(416) 598-5966

WHO:

  • Class of 2014 Inductees
  • Michael Medline, President, Canadian Tire Corporation and 2014 Induction Celebrations Honourary Chair
  • Colin MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Governors of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Mario Siciliano, President and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Catriona Le May Doan, Honoured Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2005 for Speed Skating
  • George Chuvalo, Honoured Member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, Inducted in 1990 for Boxing

Honoured Members’ Red Carpet Reception

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. (EST)

LOCATION: Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON
(416) 598-5966

WHO:

  • Class of 2014 Inductees
  • Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Members
  • Michael Medline, President, Canadian Tire Corporation and 2014 Induction Celebrations Honourary Chair
  • Colin MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Governors of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
  • Mario Siciliano, President and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

For more information, please contact:

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame:
Marnie Krell
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
T: 403-776-1086
C: 403-437-0939
E: mkrell@cshof.ca

Canadian Tire:
Carol Endicott
Communications Advisor, Sport Partnerships
T: 416-480-3352
C: 647-625-5476
E: carol.endicott@cantire.com

About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is an international award-winning facility with over 40,000 square feet of inspiring experiences. Located at Canada Olympic Park (COP), site of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame features 12 galleries, more than 50 hands-on interactive experiences and a collection of more than 95,000 artefacts. It is a place of honour for the 548 inducted sport legends and the 62 sports they represent. Our mission is to share the stories of the achievements of our Honoured Members so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life. Please visit www.sportshall.ca to learn more about our education programs, facility rentals and corporate retreats.

 

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