I Love Regina Day on July 19th

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The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will be participating in this year’s I Love Regina Day on July 19th 2014. Located in Victoria Park, I Love Regina Day is a day for families to come out and celebrate our city. Running from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, this event consists of a free BBQ (while quantities last), the Regina Farmer’s Market, tons of children’s activities and exhibitors.

The SSHF will have a table set up with children’s sports games and activities. We will also have the Hall open to visitors, so be sure to stop in and check out our feature exhibit Sports in Shorts, as well as enjoy our air conditioning.

Our hours for I Love Regina Day will be 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Admission will be by donation all day.

For more information about the day check out their website at Regina.ca

2014 Induction Souvenir Program Available Online

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We continue to add content from the 2014 Induction Dinner to our website.  The latest addition is a PDF version of the souvenir program featuring the pencil portraits produced for each of our athlete & builder inductees. Our portrait artist is Colleen Kramer Dahlstrom and the artwork is sponsored by Molson Coors Canada.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank our many other sponsors who helped to make the Induction a huge success.

You can view the program here

2014 Induction Souvenir Program

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame: Annual Report 2013

2013 was quite the year for the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. During the course of the year, we were part of great growth. Not only for ourselves, but also sport in the province. Growth for the Hall saw new Directors to our board, new staff to our team, and a terrific inductee Class. Growth for provincial sport saw the substantial contribution of Saskatchewan members to the Canadian Olympic team. Rider Nation welcomed another championship team, who this time accomplished the feat during the last Grey Cup to be played at the old Taylor Field.

The history of sport in this province is stronger than it has ever been and continues to grow every day. In an effort to highlight some of the happenings for us over the past 12 months, we have put together the 2013 edition of our Annual Report. Included in the report is a look back at the major happenings in the Hall, as well as the events and people who made this year so special.

Take a look at the full report included below. A special thanks goes out to all of you, our members, without whom none of this would be possible. We thank you for your patronage and support in 2013 and look forward to making 2014 our best year yet!

2013 Annual Report

Meet the 2014 Sochi Saskatchewan Olympians & Paralympians

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will be hosting many of the 2014 Sochi Saskatchewan Olympians & Paralympians this afternoon, Tuesday May 6 between 4-6 p.m. for a public autograph session. What better place to do this than against a backdrop of our exhibit, The Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games presented by McDougall Gauley, which will close with the conclusion of this public event.

Admission to the autograph session is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Autograph cards will be offered to all attendees while supplies last.

Attending this afternoon’s event are athletes, coaches and volunteers from the Games, including:

Colette Bourgonje (Paralympian)
Adam Burwell (Olympic, Coach)
Kali Christ (Olympian)
Ben Coakwell (Olympian)
Karen Howard (Olympic, Official)
Brittany Hudak (Olympian)
Marsha Hudey (Olympian)
Curtis Hunt (Paralympic, Coach)
Wayne Kiel (Paralympic, Coach)
Susan Lang (Official)
Paige Lawrence (Olympian)
Ken McArton (Olympic, Official)
Todd McClements (Coach)
Scott Perras (Olympian)
Graeme Rinholm (Olympian)
Lyndon Rush (Olympian)
Rudi Swiegers (Olympian)
Chelsea Valois (Olympian)
Kaspar Wirz (Paralympic, Coach)

The SSHF thanks the Canadian Sport Centre, Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc. for making this opportunity possible.

For The Record: April 2014

 

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Spring is always an exciting time of year. The snow begins to thaw (although that seems to have stalled), the sun comes out and the sporting world kicks into high gear. The playoffs have started for many sports, marking the conclusion of the season. For others, spring means a new start and a fresh perspective shared by competitors and fans alike.

This feeling even holds true for us that the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Spring is the start of many exciting things for us, which are outlined in the latest edition of our newsletter For The Record.

Covered in this issue are a multitude of activities including the conclusion of the Sochi Winter Olympics & Paralympics exhibit, marked by a special appearance from some of this province’s best athletes. Also, as you may have noticed, we have a new look to our website coupled with a great new way to experience the Hall of Fame within our physical boundaries.

Lastly, but certainly not least, you will find details of our upcoming induction weekend. Included in the newsletter are details on the events of the weekend along with ticket information, availability and pricing. So enjoy our latest edition and all the excitement that comes with the season. Spring hours start in just a few weeks, so there is more reason than ever to see you at the Hall!

For The Record April 2014

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2014

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame has announced the ten (10) inductees who will become the newest members to be enshrined as part of the Class of 2014. The inductees, including four in the athlete category, two in the category of builder and four in the team category will be officially inducted at the 48th Annual Induction Ceremony to be held at the Delta Regina on Friday, June 13, 2014.

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Tickets to the 48th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremony are $100/person and are available directly from the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Everyone purchasing a ticket to the Induction Dinner & Ceremony will be provided one (1) complimentary ticket to the Saturday, June 14 Ottawa Redblacks versus Saskatchewan Roughrider Game courtesy of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.

 Induction Dinner Tickets can be ordered from the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in person, via telephone (306-780-9232), email (sshfm@sasktel.net) or online at http:sasksportshalloffame.com.

 The Delta Regina (1919 Saskatchewan Drive) will serve as the host hotel for the 48th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremony.

  • Group Reservation #: SHF061314
  • Double/King Guestroom rate is $147.00 (single/double occupancy) including parking
  • Deluxe Queen Guestroom rate is $162.00 (single/double occupancy) including parking
  • Room rates are subject to applicable taxes & fees.  Additional person @ $20/person.
  • Call 1-800-209-3555 for reservations

 For further information contact:
Sheila Kelly, Executive Director, (306) 780-9232
Linda Burnham, Co-Chair Induction Weekend, (306) 584-8944

Welcoming our New Curator: Brock Gerrard

The SSHF is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Curator, Brock Gerrard. Brock joins us from Wallaceburg, ON where he has been the Curator/Manager of the Wallaceburg & District Museum for the past three years. Brock graduated from Trent University with a BA Honours in Classical History (2005) and then completed a post-graduate certificate for Museum Management and Curatorship from Sir Sandford Fleming College (2006).  During the course of his studies and following graduation, Brock gained additional work experience with the Peel Heritage Complex, the Museum of Nepean, the Goulbourne Museum and the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. Over the course of the coming weeks we will have some exciting new content to share with all of you, which will share a lot more about what Brock means to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame!

Welcome to the team, Brock!

Ice & Fire Festival

The Ice & Fire Festival is a five-day celebration of winter art, culture and recreational experiences.  A constellation of activities will take place throughout the city over the course of the five days with the Festival culminating in Victoria Park on Family Day (February 17).  Full Festival details can be found at this link http://www.newdancehorizons.ca/performance/fire-ice-festival/ or you can stop by the SSHF and pick up a printed schedule.

Join us at the Hall for special Festival activities.

·         The grand opening of a new exhibit, Skating….Saskatchewan Style, will take place on Saturday, February 15.  We will be offering special hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Free Admission will be offered all day.

·         On Monday, February 17 (Family Day) we will again be offering special hours of operation from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.  Free Admission will be offered all day. The SSHF will also be sponsoring Harvey MacFarlane and the Sanguine Clydes Sleigh Rides between 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  The sleigh rides begin in the Plaza area of Victoria Park.

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Receives Support From Rider Alumni

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The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) has received some welcomed financial support thanks to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Alumni Association. The Rider Alumni Association has provided the SSHF with $10,000 as part of the proceeds raised from the alumni association’s first annual Autumn Golf Classic held September 23, 2013, at the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. The Autumn Golf Classic raised a net profit of $20,000.

“The SSHF does a tremendous job of preserving the history of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and many of our alumni are proud members of the SSHF,” said Terry Bulych, Rider Alumni Association President. “We are pleased to be able to give back and support this great provincial institution which does so much to preserve the legacy of not only the Riders, but all of Saskatchewan’s sporting greats.”

“We truly appreciate the support of the Riders Alumni Association,” said Trent Fraser, President of the SSHF. “These moneys enable the SSHF to continue to properly maintain the important sporting past of our province as well allows us to continue to educate the public of Saskatchewan’s rich sport history.”

The Rider Alumni Association and the SSHF thanks all participants and sponsors of the Autumn Golf Classic.

Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – Post Production Continues

Words by: Sheila Kelly

As you probably know by now, Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – Hope and Heartbreak, Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – The Winning Years, and Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup: A Community Embrace comprise a series of three 6-minute vignettes that feature the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club’s involvement in “the Big Game” over the years as Grey Cup participants, champions and hosts.  Produced by the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame with funding provided by the Community Initiatives Fund and Fire Cube Video, these vignettes are the perfect length to capture the interest and attention of our visitors, and provide the SSHF with a tremendous opportunity to showcase the Roughrider permanent collection and involve many of our inductees.

Originally produced to be premiered during Grey Cup week, we were more than a little smug about the fact that the vignettes are now only historically correct to November 17, 2013.  In the weeks following Grey Cup Fire Cube Video has been busy putting together additional footage of the festivities, the game itself, and the memories and experiences of some of those individuals who were in the thick of things.

One of these individuals is Richie Hall, Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach, who has been involved in three of the four Grey Cups won by the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club.  The interview was pretty awesome as Richie had a lot to share.  So much so that we thought we would release the whole interview (in its original raw cut) because, unfortunately, we know that only a few select sound bites will make it into the final reworked versions of Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup.

We anticipate that post-production on the vignettes will be completed within the next couple of weeks and the revised versions will be available to our visiting public by late January.  At the present time the vignettes are only available for viewing within the SSHF galleries due to copyright permissions.  Stop by and check them out.  It’s the perfect way to fill a lunch break.

In the meantime, sit back and relax and enjoy the insights into the Grey Cup wins of the Saskatchewan Roughriders as recalled by Richie Hall.

The SSHF thanks Richie for granting access for our interview and gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Community Initiatives Fund to make this project a reality.

For The Record: November/December 2013

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With the holiday season now upon us and things getting as busy as ever for all of us, we wanted to do something to keep you all in the loop as to what is happening at the Hall of Fame. The last couple of months have been amazing, not to mention busy for us, so there is a lot to cover.

In this issue of For The Record you will find a message from both our President, Trent Fraser, as well as Executive Director, Sheila Kelly. In addition you will find updated information on some of our inductees, along with a full recap of Grey Cup fever in Regina and the world premiere of our latest video project.

Thanks to everyone for your support of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 2013 and we look forward to seeing all of you in the New Year!

For The Record November/December 2013

World Premiere at the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame

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The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) will be hosting the World Premiere for

Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – Hope and Heartbreak
Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup – The Winning Years
Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup: A Community Embrace

 during our Premiere Party on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.

 Saskatchewan and the Grey Cup is a series of three 6 minute vignettes that feature the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club’s involvement in the Grey Cup over the years.  Funded in part by the Community Initiatives Fund and Saskatchewan Lotteries, these vignettes capture the excitement and pride associated with the Roughrider team, as well as provide an opportunity to showcase the permanent collection of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

This is an event not to be missed!  Join us from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Galleries at 2205 Victoria Avenue to be part of the official launch.

 Tickets are $10 each (only 50 are available) and include light refreshments.

 Purchase your ticket today by calling 306-780-9232.

Check Out Our Inductee Videos

It is no secret that we hold each one of our inductees in very high regard. This is likely due, at least in part to the fact that during the induction process, we are made very familiar with the inductees and their accomplishments. It has always been our intention to give you, our viewing audience the same incredible perspective of them that we are privileged enough to have. For the induction class of 2013, we took a huge step in that direction by producing a small video piece for each new member that we are posting to our website.

Included in each of these short but dynamic pieces is an insightful look at the life and accomplishments that each one of our new inductees has lived out along the way to finding a home in our Hall. Each video can be found on the individual inductee pages on our site www.sasksportshalloffame.com as well as via the YouTube links here.

Please feel free to visit our page, or better yet, our galleries and take in all the history and heritage for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you all in and sharing even more incredible information on the history of sport in Saskatchewan with you.

 

A Mid Autumn Night’s Dream Is Fast Approaching

Do you have your tickets yet for A Mid Autumn Night’s Dream? We are only 1 week away (Friday, October 25) from our fundraising partnership with the MacKenzie Art Gallery. Full details are available at http://mackenziegala.ca/. You can purchase your tickets online through the website or give us a call at 306-780-9232 to arrange for your purchase.

Here is a list of the packages (to date) available in the Silent Auction:

  • Three Generations of Pride framed print by Jeremy Bresciani and autographed by George Reed, Roger Aldag & Wes Cates
  • The Little General framed print by Jeremy Bresciani
  • The Little Prairie Girl original acrylic on canvas by Gwen Ridout (2013 SSHF Inductee)
  • Chris Getzlaff Action Figurine hand painted by Canadian Custom Sports Figures
  • Panda Bear Racquet original woodwork by Eleanor Ryan framed in a Head Tennis Racquet
  • Personalized Louisville Slugger Bat
  • Smile, You’re on Camera! 2 Hour Rental courtesy of Facebook PhotoBooth valued at $600
  • MacKenzie Art Gallery Vault Tour & Reception
  • Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Grey Cup Reception
  • Conexus Arts Centre Theatre Package Four (4) tickets to an upcoming performance of the Bidder’s Choice
  • High Tea & Concertos High Tea for Four (4) at the Hotel Saskatchewan and Two (2) tickets to any RSO Concert in the 2013/2014 Season
  • Up, Up & Away Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two (2) courtesy of CTV
  • icubanéate! 6 weeks of a Beginner Salsa group class for a couple
  • Hurry Hard! Three (3) private instructional curling sessions (for any experience level) with World Champion, Linda Burnham and an Ivory handle curling “rock” sculpture
  • Night Cap Theatre Two (2) single tickets to the 2013/2014 Globe Theatre Mainstage Production of the Bidders choice and Napoleon Laine Brandy 750 ml
  • Kerry Joseph, Labour Day framed print by Drew Hunter autographed by Kerry Joseph.
  • Kevin Harvick NASCAR Package including NASCAR collectable 1:24 Scale Stock Car autographed by Kevin Harvick with podium showcase, NASCAR golf shirt & NASCAR ball cap

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Artists who have contributed to the Live Auction include:

  • Anne Brochu Lambert
  • Heather Cline
  • David Garneau
  • Kyle Herranen
  • Miranda Jones
  • Kimberly Kiel
  • Belinda Kriek
  • Sharron Labatt
  • Wee Lee
  • Jeannie Mah
  • Grant McConnell
  • John Noestheden
  • Jason Robins
  • Melanie Monique Rose
  • Joseph Sanchez
  • Brendan Schick
  • Gerri Ann Siwek
  • David Thauberger
  • Debbie Wozniak-Bonk

Images of the art work can be viewed at http://mackenziegala.ca/art/

Gala Raffle Ticket Sales

Have you got your tickets to the BIG game yet? Perhaps we can help with the 2013 Gala Art Auction Raffle.

  • The Prize: Two (2) tickets to football’s biggest game of the year to be hosted in Regina on November 24, 2013, plus a limited edition photograph of George Reed, printed on canvas and autographed. Just added to the prize package is an autographed George Reed jersey!
  • The Price: 1 ticket for $20 or 3 tickets for $50. Tickets can be obtained from the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (in person or by phone @ 306-780-9232) or at the MacKenzie Art Gallery Shop (in person).
  • The Draw: Friday, October 25, 2013 during the Gala Art Auction. The winner does not need to be present at the event to win. The winner will be contacted by October 28, 2013. And, we would be delighted to deliver the prize package should the winner reside out of town!

 

Lottery License: SR13-0670

 

A Mid Autumn Night’s Dream: Art & Sport Gala

Ticket sales are well under way for A Mid Autumn Night’s Dream on Friday, October 25. You can call us direct at 306-780-9232 to order yours or purchase them online at www.mackenziegala.ca  Members of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame and the MacKenzie Art Gallery can purchase tickets for $90 (including a $30 tax receipt).  Non-member tickets are available for $100 (including a $40 tax receipt).

Here are all of the latest details that you need to know.

Live Auction contributors include a number of well-known Saskatchewan artists:

  • David Thauberger, Fresh Snow
  • Jeannie Mah, Black Amphora
  • Debbie Wozniak-Bonk, Yin and Yang (Dypth)
  • David Garneau, Batoche Pattern II
  • Kyle Herranen, Circles
  • Kimberly Kiel, In Performance
  • John Noestheden, Cluster #4
  • Anne Brochu Lambert, Home-Land Series
  • Sharron Labatt, Nestled in the Valley
  • Heather Cline, Game Day
  • Brendan Schick, Black Sun
  • Jason Robins, Ladies
  • Grant McConnell, Berry Pickers
  • Wee Lee, Dare to be Different
  • Gerri-Ann Siwek
  • Miranda Jones
  • Belinda Kriek
  • Melanie Monique Rose

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Silent Auction contributors include:

  • Jeremy Bresciani, Three Generations of Pride, autographed by George Reed, Roger Aldag & Wes Cates
  • Jeremy Bresciani, The Little General
  • Gwen (Wall) Ridout, original art
  • Plan B Design, original art on a steer skull
  • Jason Robins, original art
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, personalized Louisville Slugger Bat
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame, NASCAR collectibles package autographed by Kevin Harvick
  • Facebooth Photo Booth, 2 Hour Photobooth Rental
  • Globe Theatre, 2 Tickets to a Globe Theatre Mainstage production of choice
  • Conexus Arts Centre, 4 Tickets to an upcoming production of choice
  • Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, High Tea for 4
  • Cubaneate Dance, 6 weeks of a Beginner Salsa group class for a couple
  • CTV, Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2

More items are being added daily…..

Can’t attend the big event but want to help out in some way?  Consider purchasing raffle tickets for what can only be described as the BIGGEST game of the year (in Regina anyway).  The draw will be held at the Gala but the winner does not have to be in attendance to claim their prize of 2 tickets to the BIG game, and an autographed canvas print of George Reed. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50.  Call 306-780-9232 to purchase or drop in to the SSHF.

A Mid Autumn Night’s Dream is designed to be a highly entertaining evening celebrating athletic accomplishment alongside artistic impression.  We hope that you will join in the fun!