Each year, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame strives to preserve and promote the history of sport in Saskatchewan, and 2015 was no exception. The Government of Canada named 2015 “The Year of Sport in Canada” and encouraged all Canadians to celebrate the role that sport plays in their identity.
Our 2015 Annual Report will highlight some key redevelopment, awareness and self help strategies. It will also recap the addition of new staff members, partnerships, exhibits and events that have helped position the SSHF for a very exciting and successful 50th year in 2016.
Special thank you to all members of the Hall of Fame, your support over the past year has been overwhelming. We look forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary with you.
You can download a copy of the 2015 Annual Report here:
Where has the time gone?! It seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming the summer staff, putting the final preparations on our Induction Weekend festivities, and starting the pre-planning for another summer of exciting programming. The latest issue of For The Record provides us with an opportunity to recap some of our spring & summer activities, showcase the summer staff a little bit, unveil our newest project – Hometown Heroes – and unveil its first sponsor, and provide initial details on our upcoming partnership with the Saskatchewan Roughrider Alumni Association and their 2nd Annual Golf Classic in Saskatoon. Please take the opportunity to catch up with us…
We hope everyone had a great Holiday season and a very Happy New Year. The Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame is committed to delivering the best service possible when bringing you the history and stories of sport in this province and because of this we are excited to get back to work and start 2013 by showing off the best Saskatchewan has to offer in the world of sport.
Unfortunately this can at times mean that we need to close off our exhibit space in order to keep things as fresh and exciting as possible for our patrons. So with that in mind the Galleries will be closed from January 2 through January 9 (at noon) in order to accommodate an exhibit change. Opening on January 9 will be the new exhibit, Winter in Saskatchewan. If you don’t play hockey, what do people do in Saskatchewan in the winter? Curling, Broomball, Ringette, Skating, Skiing, and Snowshoeing are just some of the sports that come to mind and will be featured in the exhibit with artifacts from the permanent collection. Also on display will be a mini-exhibit focusing on Old Timers Hockey.
Administrative offices remain open throughout the Gallery closure period.
Thank you all so much for the ongoing support of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame and we look forward to seeing all of you when the galleries reopen in a week’s time. Until then feel free to visit us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on everything related to the Hall, our inductees and events related to both.
Recently we held our annual reception where President, Hugh Vassos, had an opportunity to thank the many individuals who have invested in our organization over the past year. Inductees, financial donors and sponsors, and volunteers were in attendance to celebrate the season and hear about the current state of the Hall, as well as where the Board of Directors saw things headed in the near future.
It is always exciting to see so many good people out and hear so many good things surrounding what we do with respect to the sports history of this province. There were a few drinks poured and some great appetizers were had as everyone in attendance took the opportunity to mingle, meet a few new faces and share their experiences with the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Special thanks to our Reception sponsors Boston Pizza South, Molson Canadian and E & J Gallo Winery.
For those of you who were not in attendance on this night, worry not, as we are more than happy to share all of our news and happenings with you through the latest release of “For The Record”, our newsletter which chronicles all of the happenings at The Saskatchewan Sports Hall Of Fame. The November/December edition is available for download here as a PDF file.
We encourage you to come down and visit us on Location at 2205 Victoria Avenue, where our exhibits are constantly changing…..literally. Lorrie likes nothing better than to switch up the exhibits in mid-run to keep more of our permanent collection out in the public eye. On now through the end of December is “Court is in Session”.