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For immediate release: March 6, 2017

SASKATCHEWAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME AMONG
SASKATCHEWAN TOURISM AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE FINALISTS

Regina – Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) has been named among the finalists for the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence for 2016. Tourism Saskatchewan announced the list of finalists today (visit IndustryMatters.com for the full details).

The SSHF was nominated in the category of Business of the Year Award (Under 20 Full-time Employees). Other finalists in our category include Harvest Eatery and Fresh Market, Shaunavon, and Last Mountain Distillery, Lumsden.

The SSHF nomination was derived on the basis of our 50th Anniversary year and the “big three” activities including Diamond Girls, 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit and 50th Anniversary Gala.  We would like to recognize and thank a number of key people and organizations who were instrumental in making our 50th Anniversary events, and thus this nomination, successful. Maureen Ulrich for her engaging & entertaining Diamond Girls script,  Malia Becker for bringing history alive through her stellar performance of 21 characters!, director Kenn McLeod, technical director William Hales, and stage manager Shelby-Lyn Lowe. All of our inductees, some of whom traveled great distances, who chose to participate in one or more of our anniversary events including our 50th Gala reunion celebrations.  And last, but not least, to our key sponsors who shared the vision and passion  in taking Saskatchewan’s sport history to the entire province including Saskatchewan Lotteries, Community Initiatives Fund, Saskatchewan Blue Cross, Creative Display, Sterling Truck & Trailer Sales, Hornoi Leasing, SaskTel and SGI.

The SSHF is also pleased to announce that past president, Trent Fraser, will be a recipient of the Tourism Builder Award.  This award recognizes individuals who have made tourism an important part of their life’s work resulting in a positive impact on the industry they serve.  Trent has been instrumental in the strategic stewardship of the SSHF for the past seven years which culminated in our successful 50th celebrations.  He is a most deserving recipient of this award.

The finalists and award recipients will be honoured at the 28th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala, which will be celebrated on April 5 at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel. The Tourism Builder Award will also be presented that night.

For more information, contact:

Sheila Kelly, Executive Director: 306-780-9233, skelly@sshfm.com

Autumn McDowell, Communications Coordinator, 306-780-9203, amcdowell@sshfm.com

What’s On at the SSHF – Up Coming Special Events

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Inductee Open House – Celebrate with the Class of 2015

Join us on Saturday as we celebrate excellence in sport and showcase our newest inductees during a public open house.

 Members of our Class of 2015 will be present for the duration of the event including:

  • Cliff Koroll – Hockey
  • Jason Parker – Speed Skating
  • Sharon Tkachuk – Athletics
  • Richard “Dick” White – Multi Sport
  • 1985 Moose Jaw Generals AA Senior Men’s Hockey Team – Hardy Cup Champions
  • 2009 Eugene Hritzuk Senior Men’s Curling Team – 2009 World Senior Men’s Curling Champions

Get some autographs, challenge someone to a game on the sport simulator, and generally have a lot of fun! Refreshments will be served.

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Barnstorming Baseball on the Prairies Commemoration Tour
* Wednesday, June 17, Saskatoon *
* Thursday, June 18, Regina *

Renowned historian, founding member of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Missouri, and author of nine baseball books, Phil S Dixon is coming to Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame are pleased to host Mr. Dixon for public audiences in both Saskatoon and Regina.

Mr. Dixon will deliver a short presentation highlighting stories from the years of the baseball barnstorming tours.  He has spent two years traveling throughout the United States and now into Canada, delivering speeches in centres along the path of one of the most famous barnstorming teams – the Kansas City Monarchs.

His passion and enthusiasm for this historic team shines through in Phil’s illustrated appearance. Using baseball poetry and transcribing stories from interviews with hundreds of athletes, Phil will take his audience back in time to the small town sports fields of Saskatchewan where locals would spend an afternoon being entertained by the likes of Satchel Paige or Bullet Rogan.

Presentations will be held on Wednesday, June 17, at 3:00 pm at the Saskatoon Public Library, Cliff Wright Branch auditorium and Thursday, June 18, at 3:00 pm at the Regina Public Library, Central Branch theatre.

Admission is free but donations to the Halls of Fame are always welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

Support for this program is made possible through funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries.

Additional Information can be found here

 

2nd Annual Roughrider Alumni Autumn Golf Classic

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We are pleased to announce that the Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumni Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Autumn Golf Classic with net proceeds being shared once again with the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.  Last year’s event was a lot of fun and a great success but, of course, we are hoping for bigger and better things in 2014.

The Autumn Golf Classic will take place in Saskatoon on Monday, September 22 at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club. Registration and Lunch begin at 11 a.m. with a Shotgun Tee-Off starting at Noon.

Rider fans can golf with the likes of Terry Bulych, George Reed, Al Ford, Jim Hopson, Steve Mazurak, Dale West, Dan Rashovich, Roger Aldag, Greg Fieger, Preston Young, Carm Carteri, Cleveland Vann, Rob Bresciani, Quinn Magnuson, Geroy Smith and more….

Registrations are accepted as teams of three ($1,000) or as individual entries ($350).  Your registration includes 18 holes of scramble golf with a power cart, Lunch, and Dinner following the tournament in the Clubhouse.  Each participant will also receive an exclusive limited edition commemorative tee gift.  Registrations close September 15.

To register please contact Jennifer in the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club office at 1.888.474.3377 orjennifers@saskriders.com.

Have a look at the great sponsorship opportunities here:

2014 Rider Alumni Sponsorship Package

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Receives Support From Rider Alumni

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Roughrider alumni Al Ford, Dale West, George Reed, Terry Bulych (Alumni President) and Rob Pyne presenting cheque to SSHF President, Trent Fraser, and SSHF Past President, Hugh Vassos

 

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.