News Update: Staff Changes

Announcing our New Curator

Having received 17 curator applications from across Canada and 2 from Europe, we ended up finding our successful candidate pretty close to home.  Effective April 1st Bryann Seib will take over the position of curator.

Involved with the SSHF since 2017, Bryann continually impressed the interview committee by outperforming the other short-listed candidates through a multi-interview and candidate assignment process.

Bryann’s education includes a BA in Humanities from Briercrest College, alongside courses in support of the Certificate in Community Museums Studies (in progress) through the Museums Association of Saskatchewan.  She will be continuing her education in a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program in Heritage Resources Management which transfers directly into a Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies while she works at the SSHF.

While familiar with some facets of the SSHF already (such as being team leader for our mobile traveling exhibit tour and several outreach exhibit projects), Bryann still has a lot to learn about the SSHF operations and our 16,000 item collection.  She is definitely up to the challenge!

Welcome to the team, Bryann!

 

Autumn McDowell is Moving On

It is with regret that we announce the pending departure of our Communications Coordinator, Autumn McDowell, on March 22.

Autumn’s next adventure will begin at Evraz Place where she has accepted the position of Marketing & Communication Strategist.  Autumn joined the SSHF in July 2015 and has been an integral part of our growing provincial awareness including the 50th Anniversary celebrations, being named Tourism Saskatchewan’s 2016 Business of the Year (Under 20 Full Time Employees), and the development of our partnership with Global Television (Regina & Saskatoon). The attention paid to our website and social media platforms during her tenure ensures that Autumn has left a strong communications portfolio for her successor to step into.

The board and staff join together in wishing Autumn all the best in her new career and look forward to her continued engagement with the SSHF through social media.

 

Membership Reminder

A Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) membership is a great way to get connected and stay informed about exhibits and special event programs. Becoming a member helps to support the celebration and preservation of Saskatchewan’s sport heritage.

Choose the membership type that is right for you

  • Individual $35
  • Family $50
  • Provincial Sport Governing Body $60
  • Corporate $100

For a complete list of member benefits, please visit our website.

 

Save the Date

May 9 – Whisky Night hosted at Crave Kitchen & Wine Bar, Regina.  Tickets go on sale April 1st.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Communications Coordinator

 

 COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR POSITION AVAILABLE

Who We Are:

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is a progressive not-for-profit mid-sized NGO museum located in Regina.  On an annual basis we offer temporary exhibits, in-house and through outreach opportunities, with themes derived from Saskatchewan’s extensive sport history, as well as a celebration of those individuals and teams recognized in the Hall of Fame.

What the Opportunity is:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications Coordinator is accountable for the development and implementation of effective corporate communication strategies promoting a positive public image for the SSHF; managing internal communications; managing the website and various social media platforms; and developing content for media releases and other external communications.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist in planning, implementing and evaluating a Communications Strategy aligned with the mission and strategic direction of the SSHF.
  • Provide communications support for SSHF programming, marketing, sponsorship and self-help initiatives.
  • Coordinate the media relations for the SSHF.
  • Create, update and maintain all content on www.sasksportshalloffame.com.
  • Coordinate all SSHF social media content creation re Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, etc.
  • The SSHF is a mid-size museum with a small staff of four (4). It is expected that all staff will get involved in the planning and implementation of other programming components and special events, not specifically defined in their job description, as required.
  • A complete job description can be obtained by emailing Executive Director, Sheila Kelly, at skelly@sshfm.com

Core Competencies:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate in public relations, marketing, communications, journalism or related discipline, in addition to a minimum two years of related work experience preferably in a NGO environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in web design and content production.
  • Demonstrated experience with professional social media content production and participation
  • Demonstrated experience in copywriting, proofreading and editing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with an ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • High level understanding on Microsoft Office Suite and working knowledge of photo and video-editing software.
  • Ability to work flex hours.
  • Ability to travel and hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Keen interest in sport would be an asset.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Full-time position: 37.5 hours/week (7.5 hours/day). Flexible hours of work.
  • Annual salary range is $40,000 – $45,000. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

 

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2019.

To apply for this position please submit:

  • Resume with three (3) work related references.
  • Three (3) unique examples of communication you have created within the past 12 months
  • Three (3) writing samples produced within the past 6 months (i.e. web post, social media post, newsletter article, media release, etc.).

Please forward your applications to:

  • Sheila Kelly, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, 2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK, S4P 0S4
  • Email: skelly@sshfm.com

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame thanks all candidates for their submission.  Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Part-Time Assistants

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is looking for Part-time Assistants

This opportunity includes the following responsibilities:

Opening & Closing procedures for the Hall of Fame exhibit galleries on weekends for regular operating hours, and on a casual basis for after hour special event bookings including, but not limited to:

  • Assisting with the delivery of SSHF guest services
  • Supervising the multi-sport simulator and adaptive curling interactives
  • Assisting with some curatorial activities based on training
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of SSHF education & special event programming (in house and outreach), including setup and cleanup, as required
  • Light Housekeeping

This position is perfect for individuals looking for casual and/or
regular part-time employment

We are looking for team members who have:

  • Interest in, and knowledge of, Saskatchewan sport
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Reached 18 years of age or older

The new members of our team will work with us at the Hall of Fame, located at 2205 Victoria Avenue, right here in Regina or at outreach locations throughout the city.

The position comes with salary of $12.00/hr. Not to mention all the great experience you will get working with one of Saskatchewan’s most interesting historic attractions.

If this sounds like you, please submit a resume, along with cover letter to:

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
Attn: Executive Director
2205 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK  S4P 0S4

Resumes with covering letter may also be submitted via email to sshfm@sasktel.net

Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2019

For additional information:

Sheila Kelly, Executive Director
306-780-9232

Employment Opportunity: CURATOR

 

CURATOR POSITION AVAILABLE

Who We Are:

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is a progressive not-for-profit mid-sized NGO museum located in Regina.  On an annual basis we offer temporary exhibits, in-house and through outreach opportunities, with themes derived from Saskatchewan’s extensive sport history, as well as a celebration of those individuals and teams recognized in the Hall of Fame.

What the Opportunity is:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Curator is accountable for the overall management, development, exhibiting and research of the SSHF permanent collection.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Sole responsibility for the acquisition, inventory and care of objects
  • Research resulting in exhibitions, web-based applications and public programs
  • Ensuring physical and intellectual access to the collection
  • Supporting the delivery of education & public programming
  • Participating in the ongoing strategic planning of the SSHF with regard to its present location, as well as new development
  • The SSHF is a mid-size museum with a small staff of four (4). It is expected that all staff will get involved in the planning and implementation of other programming components and special events, not specifically defined in their job description, as required.
  • A complete job description can be obtained by emailing Executive Director, Sheila Kelly, at skelly@sshfm.com

Core Competencies:

  • Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate in museum studies or a related discipline, in addition to a minimum two years of related work experience preferably in a NGO environment.
  • Demonstrated research, exhibit design and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in the spoken and written word.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with an ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • High level understanding on Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud would be an asset.
  • Ability to work flex hours.
  • Ability to travel and hold a valid driver’s license.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Full-time position: 37.5 hours/week (7.5 hours/day). Flexible hours of work.
  • Annual salary range is $42,000 – $47,000. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

Applications will begin being reviewed by Friday, January 18, 2019, however this competition will remain open until the position is filled.

To apply for this position please submit:

  • Resume with three (3) work related references.
  • Three (3) examples {photographs, brochures, live website links, etc.} of exhibits curated by yourself with budget references (development, fabrication, etc.) included, as well as duration of exhibit run.
  • Three (3) writing samples produced within the past 12 months (i.e. research paper, exhibit text, etc.).

Please forward your applications to:

  • Sheila Kelly, Executive Director, Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, 2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina SK, S4P 0S4
  • Email: skelly@sshfm.com

The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame thanks all candidates for their submission.  Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

THANK YOU: 2018 Induction

Induction 2018 was a great success thanks to our sponsors, the Class of 2018, our volunteers and the many parade inductees who joined us for the celebrations. Events got underway with numerous family members, friends and media joining us Saturday afternoon at the SSHF for the Inductee Open House. This was an opportunity to grab a few autographs, check out the individual exhibits within Dedication to Sport, and visit with those about to enter the Hall of Fame.

Our formal induction celebrations were hosted at the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina, SK as we recognized the contributions and achievements of the Class of 2018 comprising: Kimberly Bergey Kaip (Judo & Wrestling), Lisa Franks (Athletics & Basketball), Johannes “Johnny” Gottselig (Hockey), Robert “Bob” Haver (Rowing), Richard Melville “Dick” Nash (Rodeo), David Pagan (Baseball), and the 1984 Randy Woytowich Mixed Curling Team. To each of the inductees we extend a heartfelt thank you for the privilege of working with you over the past few months. We certainly look forward to having you as part of the Hall of Fame family.

Special thanks are also extended to our Master of Ceremonies, Carlyle Fiset from Global Regina and Saskatoon, who also had the task of moderating a hotstove panel featuring four members of our new Induction Class. This was an opportunity for everyone in attendance to get to know our new inductees a little better, and it turned out to be a highlight of the evening! Thank you as well to all of our sponsors who helped to ensure that the induction events were a great success.

Access Communications
Pro AV
Fire Cube Video
Signature Print-It
Molson Coors
Hotel Saskatchewan
Barker’s Trophies Awards & Gifts
Bruce Vasselin/Designer Photo
Images on Ice
sharpshooter photography
Barb’s Badges
Conexus Arts Centre
T.G. Marketing

Finally, thank you to everyone who helped to make the 2018 Induction Weekend a success. We look forward to another fantastic year ahead.

 

*Event photographs coming soon!

Get Your Raffle Tickets Today!

Don’t miss your chance to win these fantastic prizes!

1ST PRIZE: Jewelry designed by Olson Goldsmiths
– approximate value $1,000
Sponsored by Olson Goldsmiths
* Pictured below

2nd Prize: Private Wine & Cheese Reception for 20
at the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame
– featuring wine from Over The Hill Orchards and Winery
– approximate value $600

3rd Prize: Regina Pats Game Day Package
(6 tickets & food package)
*some restrictions may apply – approximate value $300
Sponsored by Western Pizza South Albert & Glencairn restaurants

4TH Prize: Saskatchewan Roughriders Game Day Package
(4 sideline passes & 4 game tickets for Saturday, October 27, 2018)
– approximate value $200
Sponsored by the Saskatchewan Roughriders

Draw date: September 29, 2018

Tickets are $5 each.

Please visit the SSHF, 2205 Victoria Avenue, to purchase your tickets.
Any remaining tickets will be available for sale at the Induction Dinner.
*CASH preferred* Only 600 printed so get yours now!!

Employment Opportunity – Summer Position Available

Job Title:  Interpreter

Job Duties:  Assist with the development and implementation of curriculum-based education programs including “Never Give Up” which are hosted in-house and through outreach opportunities.   Assist with the development and implementation of summer programming including “Creating Active Champions” and “Exploration Days” in conjunction with partner organizations.  Conduct research to support current and future exhibits within the hall of fame.  Participate in special event activities which will include our mobile traveling exhibit.

Period of Employment: June 4 – August 17, 2018 (with the possibility of extension)

  • 30 hour work week

Location of the Job: Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina) and outreach by appointment

Salary: $15.00/hour

Qualifications:

  • Current Field of Study:
    • Education
    • Arts – Museology
    • Social Science – Anthropology, Archaeology, Heritage Interpretation, History or Social Sciences-General
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Applicants must be returning to school as a full-time student in September 2018

To Apply: Please submit a resume with three references to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (address below) or via email to sshfm@sasktel.net. Deadline for applications in Friday, May 11, 2018.

 

Become a Member Today!

Our membership campaign email went out in January, but just in case you missed it, here’s what you need to know:

Since 1966, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) has played an instrumental role in preserving, recognizing and educating the public on the tremendous sports heritage of our province. None of this would have been possible without the support of our members every step of the way.

Because of you we are able to:
• Provide educational programs to youth throughout the province
• Offer a diverse range of exhibits on a quarterly and annual basis
• Showcase our traveling exhibit trailer at special events in Regina and beyond
• Engage and promote our inductees in activities throughout the province
• Ensure that everyone has equal access to Saskatchewan’s sport heritage

Your purchase of a membership brings the following benefits:
• Unlimited access to the SSHF and our adaptive curling ice & multi-sport simulator interactives
• Subscription to our quarterly news publication, For The Record (mailed or emailed)
• “What’s On” eBulletin providing up-to-the-minute information on SSHF activities
• Invitations to exhibit openings and other special events hosted at, or by, the SSHF
• Invitation (based on location) to the annual President’s Reception hosted in Regina and Saskatoon
• Voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting

The SSHF is proud of its achievements to date. We hope that you will continue to help us achieve our strategic goals through the purchase of an annual membership.

The 2018 donation campaign is targeted to the purchase of additional exhibit props including mannequins and torsos to better showcase and protect the collection on display. Our financial target is $5,000. All donors will be recognized on a plaque displayed in the SSHF galleries.

Please complete the online form by clicking the link below.

Join or Renew or Donate Today!

In order to maximize your support, we would appreciate memberships and donations by March 31, 2018. Thank you for your support!

 

Diamond Girls Goes Down Under

From performances in small towns throughout Saskatchewan, to the international stage, Diamond Girls has been a home run! As we made preparations for our 50th anniversary, one very unique opportunity presented itself when Menagerie Productions and playwright, Maureen Ulrich, proposed a one-act, one-woman play featuring the Saskatchewan connection to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The leading actress has the challenging task of portraying a whopping 21 characters throughout this one hour performance including three Saskatchewan players, Mary “Bonnie” Baker, Arleene (Johnson) Noga, and Daisy Junor.

After putting on its first performance in June, 2016 we are thrilled to learn that Diamond Girls will be taking on international audiences in 2018! The girls of summer will be traveling to the world’s 2nd largest fringe festival in Adelaide, South Australia in March, 2018! To learn more about Diamond Girls, and their upcoming performances, please visit menageriepro.weebly.com.

For The Record: November/December 2017

For The Record

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT RANKIN JAWORSKI

As I reflect on the past year at the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) I would like to start by thanking everyone who joined us at the induction dinner to celebrate our 2017 class of inductees. From Olympic champions to innovative builders and a trailblazing jockey who opened the door for women around the world, this year’s class of inductees exemplifies the remarkable athletes and builders that this province is proud to call our own. With a new group of seven officially enshrined, we are thrilled to carry forward the proud tradition of celebrating Saskatchewan sports excellence.

While the resumption of our annual induction dinner was the marquee event of 2017 it was far from the only thing happening around the hall. The SSHF continued moving forward from last year’s 50th anniversary with a number of exciting events throughout the year and we look forward to keeping the momentum going in the New Year. 2018 will be a busy sporting year for Saskatchewan and the SSHF will be right in the middle of it. Our traveling exhibit is scheduled to take its first winter travels and will be a part of many of the national sporting championships happening in Regina. We have also recently announced a new collections agreement with the Regina Pats and are excited to continue that partnership in 2018.

As I look back over our accomplishments of 2017, I would be remiss to not once again congratulate our Executive Director Sheila Kelly on her receipt of the very prestigious Bill Schroeder Distinguished Service Award from the International Sports Heritage Association.  Sheila has been the sustaining constant of the SSHF for over a quarter century and her passion, dedication and leadership have had far reaching impacts across Canada and North America. Sheila is a very deserving recipient of this award and it is my pleasure to again congratulate her on this accomplishment.

On behalf of myself, and the Board of Directors I would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. We hope your 2017 was full of great memories with friends, families and teammates and wish you a safe and happy 2018.

Website: www.sasksportshalloffame.com
Facebook: SaskSportsHF
Instagram: @SaskSportsHF
Twitter: @SaskSportsHF
Review us on TripAdvisor

Happy Holidays,
Rankin Jaworski

To find out more on our latest happenings at the SSHF, download the full version of the newest For The Record, right here:

For the Record November/December 2017

For The Record: August/September 2017

For The Record

MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT RANKIN JAWORSKI

As I step into the role of President of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) I thought it was only appropriate to look back at some of the distinguished leaders who have come before me over the past 50 years and give them thanks for their contributions to the SSHF. While there have been too many to list individually a special thank you goes to Linda Burnham, Scott Waters and Trent Fraser, the three Past Presidents that I have had the pleasure of working alongside while on the Board. All three of you have been instrumental in setting the Hall on its current path and providing a framework for the Hall’s continued success for its next 50 years and beyond. Thank you.

While 2016 was a landmark year with our 50th anniversary celebrations, we have strived to keep that excitement and energy going into 2017 through a number of different means. We were honoured to have been asked by the Province to have our traveling exhibit make its first out-of-province excursion and be showcased to represent Saskatchewan at the 2017 Jeux Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We are also pleased to see that Menagerie Productions is re-launching Diamond Girls in the fall.

One of the Board’s goals remains securing a long term space that will allow us to better display and preserve Saskatchewan’s rich and diverse sporting history; however, we are also excited to announce some continued changes to our current location in the coming weeks. These changes will continue to pursue the Board’s goal of making the Hall more interactive and engaging for visitors. All of these enhancements will be items we could take with us to a new space and are part of the Board’s goal of blending the permanency of a physical location with other mediums of interactions that will better allow us to tell the story of Saskatchewan sport across a broader audience.

After a pause last year to commemorate the prior 50 years’ inductees in 2017, we are excited to resume our inductions and honour a new slate of inductees. This year’s class of inductees highlights the depth and diversity of Saskatchewan’s sporting history. We invite you to take part in the celebration of these inductees with us on September 30th.

Website: www.sasksportshalloffame.com
Facebook: SaskSportsHF
Instagram: @SaskSportsHF
Twitter: @SaskSportsHF
Review us on TripAdvisor

Best wishes,

Rankin Jaworski, President

 

To find out more on our latest happenings at the SSHF, download the full version of the newest For The Record, right here:

For the Record August/September 2017

Sheila Kelly to Receive Prestigious Schroeder Award

The International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) has named Sheila Kelly, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF), as recipient of the prestigious Schroeder Award.

Presented periodically, the W.R. “Bill” Schroeder Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor presented by ISHA and is awarded to individuals for meritorious service of lasting nature in the sports heritage industry.

“Sheila has distinguished herself as an outstanding museum leader and strives for excellence in all aspects,” ISHA President Susan Wasser said. “Her engaging leadership skills, passion, dedication, and ingenuity has transformed sports heritage within Saskatchewan. We are thrilled to be able to honor Sheila with this award and provide her this well-deserved recognition.”

Sheila has served as Executive Director for the Hall of Fame for 28 years. During her tenure, she has impacted sports heritage from the local to the international levels by developing the Hall of Fame as the leading sports heritage association in the province. Additionally, she is credited with nurturing the development of multiple satellite halls, sports museum and sports heritage research projects. On behalf of the Hall of Fame, she also secured a formal agreement with the Province’s most successful sports team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, to house its entire collection.

“Sheila has been the sustaining factor behind the Hall for the more than 25 years and has impacted countless individuals not just across Saskatchewan, but across Canada and internationally as well,” said Rankin Jaworski, SSHF President. “ I have no doubt in my mind that the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame would not exist as it does today without Sheila and I’m beyond pleased to see her recognized on an international level with such a prestigious award for the time, energy and passion she has poured into the Hall.”

The official presentation of the Schroeder Award will take place on October 19, 2017, at “An Evening of Champions” as part of ISHA’s annual conference, hosted this year by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, October 18-20.

For more information, contact:
Sheila Kelly, Executive Director: 306-780-9233, skelly@sshfm.com
Autumn McDowell, Communications Coordinator: 306-780-9203, amcdowell@sshfm.com

 

 

2017 Summer Programming

UPDATE: OUR SUMMER PROGRAMMING IS FULL FOR 2017! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR OVERWHELMING INTEREST. BE SURE AND CHECK BACK NEXT SUMMER FOR INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP OPPORTUNITIES!

 

Includes: Tour of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, activities on our multisport simulator, and outdoor games in Victoria Park featuring the 150 Participaction Playlist!

Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-11:00am and 1:30-3:00pm

From July 11th to August 24th

Daycare/School groups Ages 3-12

$1 per person

*Spots are filling up fast!

If interested, please contact:
Vickie Krauss
(306) 780-9232
vkrauss@sshfm.com
www.sasksportshalloffame.com


Featured Exhibits:

Gallery 1

Touchdowns & Fumbles

Gallery 2

Hall of Fame

Gallery 3

The Stories of Indigenous Athletes: Rights and Wrongs

 

SSHF – Annual Report – 2016

Each year, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame strives to preserve and promote the history of sport in Saskatchewan, and 2016 was no exception. Our 50th Anniversary was an incredibly exciting and successful year for the SSHF.

We started this year of celebration with an enthusiasm that kept gaining momentum with each new success.  To finish the year by being named Tourism Saskatchewan’s Business of the Year Award (Under 20 Full-time Employees) was amazing recognition. We could never have imagined a more perfect end to our 50th Anniversary year.

Special thank you to all members of the Hall of Fame, your support over the past year has been overwhelming. We look forward to another 50 years!

You can download a copy of the 2016 Annual Report, right here:

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Annual Report 2016