Kaylyn Kyle Recap

Kaylyn Kyle may be one of the best young athletes our country has to offer at the moment, and the fact that she grew up right here in Saskatchewan has seen her help the sport grow on a grassroots level like never before. She has traveled the world with the National team, winning medals and making a name for herself, all while wearing her hometown and province proudly.

Recently she came home after capturing Olympic bronze in London to a slew of media requests and appearances that have seen her personal time all but disappear. Amongst this frenzy however Kaylyn has managed to maintain a poise and demeanor that has endeared her to both the media and fans everywhere she goes.

One of her recent appearances saw Kaylyn visit us at the Hall of Fame for an autograph signing and photo opportunity where that poise, demeanor and grace were on full display. Not only is Kyle a talented young lady, but also her skill and comfort level in front of a camera give her the well-rounded skill set it takes to become an international superstar.

As she fielded questions and requests from fans young and old, Kaylyn’s smile never faded and it was clear to see that she really does relish every moment she has in this position. She is doing everything she can to see that the momentum she has helped gain for the sport of soccer is not lost on the youth of our community.

Kaylyn was happy to spend a few hours of her Saturday hanging out and making sure that ever jersey, ball, card and shoe that needed an autograph got one, and that every aspiring soccer star that passed through our doors got the opportunity to wear her medal in a photographic memory that will last a lifetime.

So as you look through the photos on this post, remember that dreams do come true and that if you set your mind to something there really is nothing you can’t accomplish and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s Kaylyn Kyle is living proof of that.    

Kaylyn Kyle Autograph Signing At SSHOF : Presented By Mitchell Developments Ltd

As is the case with every Olympic Games our country partakes in, there was much accomplished with much left to be desired. One of the sports showcased at the games however seemed to be the perfect combination of both desire and accomplishment brought together in way that has brought pride to this country like few things before it.

When our Women’s Soccer team took to the pitch at the start of the games, little was known about how they would fair, yet expectation was high as they went into the London games as potentially the most skilled squad this country has ever assembled. Throughout the tournament there was controversy, struggle and success and through it all the team managed to maintain the composure and positive attitude that our entire nation has become famous for.

During the course of the games, stories began to unfold and the spotlight started to shine on a few of the team’s standouts from different parts of the country. One such standout just so happens to be Saskatchewan’s very own Kaylyn Kyle who, during this Olympics helped to place both Women’s soccer and this province on one of the highest stages it has ever seen.

As most people are now aware the team went on to capture a bronze medal, giving Canada it’s first ever podium finish in the sport. Since the closing of the games there has been a whirlwind of media attention surrounding not only Kaylyn, but the team in it’s entirety and upon returning home there has been little if anything to slow the momentum of anyone associated with this incredible accomplishment.

But Kaylyn, like most Canadian athletes, will never forget the people, or the place that helped her reach her goals and has been constantly giving back to the sporting community of Saskatchewan. Now in celebration of everything she has done, this rising star is being honored by the Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame with an autograph signing and photo opportunity for friends and fans in the Regina area.

On October 20th, from 10AM to 12 Noon Kaylyn will be at the Hall, located at 2205 Victoria Ave, in Regina where she will be taking time to talk and sign autographs for everyone attending the event. There will also be a photographer on hand taking pictures at a cost of $5/each (cash only) for anyone who would like to mark this occasion with a personalized memento.

Come and go as you please from the event, and feel free to stay as long as you like to take in all the great information and history that The Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame has to offer.

We would like to thank all of our amazing sponsors for this event, Signature Graphics, sharpshooter photography, Designer Photographic Technologies and our Presenting Sponsor Mitchell Developments Ltd. We would also like to thank the Saskatchewan Soccer Association as well as the Regina Soccer Association for their support, and look forward to seeing all of you on the 20th!


*photo credit : sharpshooter photography

2012 Induction Weekend Wrap Up

Each year our Induction Weekend brings on tons of excitement as we welcome friends, families and our new inductees into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF). This year, although we made a few changes to the event, the SSHF wanted to ensure that the focus was our inductees, both past and present, and to celebrate everyone’s amazing accomplishments.

First, past inductees were invited to a private reception (catered by Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar) on Friday night at the SSHF where they were able to greet the 2012 Inductees into the Hall of Fame. On Saturday morning, our 2012 Inductee invited friends and families to the Hall of Fame to explore their personalized exhibits, which will be on display till next Spring.  Then Saturday night was the Induction Ceremony and in front of a sold out crowd the SSHF first welcomed all past inductees, and, of course, the class of 2012. Listed below are all past inductees that were recognized:

2012 Parade of Past Inductees

[column columns=6]Athletics – Lyle Sanderson 1994
Athletics – Doreen (Dredge) Wolff 1990
Athletics – Bob Reindl 2005
Athletics – Cyprian Enweani 2010
Athletics – Ted Jaleta 2005
Baseball – Cas Pielak 1989
Basketball – Bryan Nicurity 1992
Curling – Linda Burnham 1989 & 2005
Curling – Nancy Kerr 2008
Curling – Kenda Richards 2008
Football – Don McDougall 1990
Football – Paul Barnby 1998
Football – Doug Clark 2008
Golf – Ray Marsh 2002
Hockey – Bill Dobbyn 2009
Hockey – Ted Hampson 2009
Hockey – Ron Hutchinson 2009
Hockey – Cliff Lennartz 2009 [/column] [column columns=6]Hockey – Marshall Johnston 1980
Multi-Sport – Dennis Beerling 1997
Judo – Jim O’Sullivan 2003
Racquetball – Roald Thompson 1984
Ringette – Debra Clark 2001
Shooting – Peter Jmaeff 2005
Softball – Robert Sawatzky 2011
Softball – Nada (Hlohovsky) Gorman 2004
Softball – Shirley Kowalski 2005
Softball – Brenda Staniforth 1998
Softball – Darlene Solie 2001
Swimming – David Dean 1991
Synchro Swimming – Marnie Eistetter 2009
Taekwondo – Sung Ju Kim 1998
Taekwondo – Kee Ha 2007
Volleyball – Henry “Hank” Lorenzen 2008
Volleyball – Tom Graham 2010
Volleyabll – Cindy Busse 1985 [/column]

We would like to thank all of our past inductees for attending our
46th Annual Induction.
The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame greatly
appreciates your continued support!

For photos from Induction Weekend, please check out our Facebook page and to download the program from the Ceremony, click the box below:

2012 Induction Program


The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support!


2012 New Exhibit

Summer at the Hall of Fame!

Featured Exhibits

Our Salute to the Summer Olympics

Currently at the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame we are featuring our Olympic Exhibit in anticipation of the 2012 Olympics in London. We are show casing all of our inductees who have gone to the Olympics, such as Mike Mintenko, Anthony “Tony” Zasada, and James Rozon, along with our Paralympic athletes such as Arnold Boldt, Heather Kuttai, and Rick Reelie.

This exhibit will be on display until September 4th 2012.

Dedication to Sport: Our New Inductees

This exhibit explores our newest inductees into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. From Athletics to Wrestling, our Class of 2012 brings a variety of stories and artifacts that people of all ages will enjoy!

It will be on display till Spring of 2013.

Summer Programming: Calling all Olympians

On July 5th we are beginning our Summer Program: Calling all Olympians. This program is targeted to groups age 7-12. The groups spend half the morning doing activities in the park: Olympic art, sidewalk chalk activities, relay races, sports and other Olympic inspired games. The other half of the morning is spent in the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame touring the Olympic Exhibit and doing more activities! This program is not drop in, so book your group to ensure your spot:

For more information about our summer programming Calling All Olympians

Cinema Under the Stars hosted by Regina Downtown

For the 3rd summer, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame will be helping Regina Downtown with Cinema Under the Stars! Every Wednesday evening, beginning July 4th running until August 15th, a FREE movie will be shown in Victoria Park. The movies will begin at sundown. The SSHF will be selling pop ($1) and chips ($.50) at the site, along with having our facility open to the public for washroom use. We have a great selection of family friendly movies, so bring your kids, lawn chairs, and change for snacks and join us every Wednesday night for a free movie!

For more information check out: Regina Downtown Website


Induction Weekend: All About our Inductees

Photo: Nancy Kerr (skip), Linda Burnham (third), Kenda Richards (second), Gertie Pick (lead).

With the 46th Annual Induction Weekend, just around the corner, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame is busy selling tickets and getting the inductee exhibits ready – make sure you have your tickets for June 16.  This year also brings a few changes to our Induction Weekend. We are no longer hosting a golf tournament or the “dinner” aspect of the induction installation ceremony. With that being said, the main goal for our Induction Ceremony is to re-dedicate the events of the Induction Weekend to focus on the inductees, both past and present, and celebrate their accomplishments.

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame interviewed two-time inductee and board member, Linda Burnham to get her input on this year’s events. Enjoy!

Question: When were you inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame?

Linda: I was first inducted into the SSHF in June of 1989 for winning the Canadian Ladies Curling Championship in 1970 (now called Scott Tournament of Hearts).    My second induction was in June of 2008 for winning the Senior Ladies Canadian Championship and the Senior Ladies World Championship in 2003.

Question: What does it mean to you to be a two – time inductee?

Linda: I think it means I have been competing in curling for a very long time!!   In reality, it is truly an honour, and source of pride to be recognized amongst those Saskatchewan athletes from all sports who have achieved the highest level of success within their sport.   As a competitor, I believe your sport gives back to you for the dedication you have given to that sport.  Being inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame means the community and province you have competed, in has also given back to you with the highest form of recognition.

Question: What has been your involvement with the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame?

Linda: Currently, I am a member of the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF).  I have just finished a 3 year term, and am heading into another 3 year term.   This is a working Board, and we all get involved in the many activities and functions held by the SSHF.   We are strategically heading in new directions with new goals to attain, and it’s very exciting to be part of a group of people with great ideas and the willingness to make things happen.

Question: As Co-Chair of the 2012 Induction Weekend Committee, what can the inductees, their families and friends expect from the Weekend?

Linda: The Induction weekend is what the SSHF is all about, and we are ready to accept a new slate of athletes, teams and builders into the SSHF.   We have made some changes this year to the Induction weekend.  We want to ensure that inductees will remember the weekend as one of recognition and celebration with their family and friends who have been the cheering section for them throughout their years of competition.   We want them to feel like they are joining a group of fellow competitors with whom they become friends, and share with them the many traits that all competitors have in common.  We will also recognize any past inductees who are in attendance as it is the inductees who are the “Hall of Fame” and they represent the history and legacy of their sport.   It may take a few years, but we would like the Induction weekend to be an annual reunion of this entire group of great Saskatchewan athletes, builders and teams!!

For more information about our Induction Weekend:

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46th Annual Induction Ceremony

46th Annual Induction

Each year, since 1966, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame has honoured outstanding Athletes, Builders and Teams who have made contribution to sport locally, nationally and internationally. This year the 46th Annunal Induction will take place on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at the Conexus Arts Centre. Tickets are priced at $50.00 and the admission includes the President’s Reception and the Induction Ceremony.

As part of our new strategic direction, there will be no dinner associated with this year’s event. Our main goal for our Induction Ceremony is to re-dedicate the events of the Induction Weekend to focus on the inductees, both past and present, and celebrate their accomplishments.

Induction Overview

Date: Saturday, June 16, 2012

President’s Reception: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Induction Ceremony: 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm

Tickets: $50.00 per person

Ticket Order Form

Location: Conexus Arts Centre – Convention Hall (lower level)
200A Lakeshore Drive, Regina, Saskatchewan

Dress Code: Business


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame!

  • Phone: (306) 780 – 9232
  • Email: sshfm@sasktel.net
  • Drop By: 2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan

Induction Sponsors

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame would like to thank the following sponsors:










Our Salute to the Summer Olympics

The exhibit is sourced from the many Olympians related treasures that are part of the SSHF’s permanent collection, with an added focus on the Olympians who are installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

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For more information about our Olympian Inductees browse through our inductee pages!

Remember…check out the exhibit April 10, 2012 to September 4, 2012 from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Tours Available!



SSHF Announces Class of 2012

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 2012. The inductees, including six in the athlete category, three in the category of builder and one in the team category will be officially inducted at the 46th Annual Induction Ceremony to be held at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

The 2012 inductees are:




2012 is an exciting year for the Saskatchewan Sport Hall of Fame,” said Linda Burnham, Co-Chair of the Induction Weekend. “We have a strong slate of new inductees who have achieved success and recognition in their chosen sports as either athletes or builders. We are pleased to honour them at our Induction ceremony and their accomplishments of excellence will be displayed at the Hall to ensure their place in Saskatchewan’s sport history.”









We’re Changing!

In 2011, the SSHF developed a Strategic Plan to guide us through future changes and development. Following the Strategic Plan has allowed us to focus on our priorities. To date we have accomplished several initiatives including: rebranding with a new logo and a new website, developing an electronic inventory of our collection, revising our exhibit schedule and completion of an event evaluation to ensure programs meet the goals of our Strategic Plan.

Our new website will showcase the Inductees through photos, bios and artifacts. In addition to providing awareness, the website features an educational component for schools in Saskatchewan and around the world.