Strong advance ticket sales forecast the largest turnout in recent years for the 20th bi-annual COLLINGWOOD SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONIES hosted at the Collingwood Legion – Branch #63.
The Hall of Fame’s has added to its distinguished list of speakers with veteran CBC broadcaster Scott Russell the featured guest speaker. A CBC Sports veteran of more than 25 years, Russell has covered 11 Olympic Games including CBC’s coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Most recently, Russell was the host of CBC’s prime time coverage of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Russell has penned two books on hockey, Ice Time: A Canadian Hockey Journey and The Rink - Stories from Hockey's Home Towns, which he co-wrote with Chris Cuthbert. Russell's third book, Open House: Canada and the Magic of Curling, a grassroots look at one of this country's favourite sports.
A very limited remaining copies of the - Sports Personalities of Collingwood will be offered for sale. Priced at $85.00, this book will feature biographies and numerous photos of Collingwood’s Hall of Fame Inductees (1974- 2012).
The following agenda is planned for the evening.
6:15 p.m. - Cocktails
7:00 p.m. - Parade of Inductees
7:10 p.m. - Master of Ceremonies – John Kirby
- Official Welcome & Introduction of VIP's, Directors, Hall of Fame Members
7:15 p.m. - Dinner
8:15 p.m. - Sports Wall of Fame – Team Induction Ceremonies
2012-13 Legion Vets Midget “A” Blackhawks
8:30 p.m. - Guest Speaker – Scott Russell
8:45 p.m. - Sports Hall of Fame - Induction Ceremonies
Dave Chandler Builder – Hockey Official
Robert Morrill Athlete – Cross Country Running
Paul Shaw Athlete – Trap Shooting
Larry Sinclair Builder – Nordic Skiing/Cross Country Running
9:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
Tickets are priced at $40. They can be purchased from any Director or at the Collingwood Town Hall Chambers – Leisure Services, Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club & Georgian Design Centre (84 High Street). Revenues generated from ticket sales assist in the Hall’s continued operations.
For further ticket sales information, please contact:
Induction Ticket Sales -Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame
(705) 445-1106 or [email protected]
Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame Directors: Marie Stephenson, Jim Malley, Dave Chandler, Dave Labelle, Harold Reid, Donna Brock,