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.

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

 

For The Record: February/March 2017

For The Record

With the close of 2016, and our 50th anniversary celebrations behind us, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) is embarking on another exciting year.

We were delighted to learn that the SSHF has been named a finalist for a Saskatchewan Tourism of Excellence Award in the category of “Business of the Year” (under 20 full-time employees). We are thrilled to receive that nomination and look forward to attending the Gala awards in April.

In 2016 we did not have an induction as the anniversary kept us very busy.  However, in 2017 we will once again have an induction ceremony to welcome new inductees into the Hall.  The media announcement to introduce this year’s class will be held at the SSHF on Thursday, April 27th.

Throughout the summer, our traveling exhibit will again be visiting a number of locations throughout the province.  The exhibit was so well received last summer and it truly gives rural Saskatchewan a taste of what the SSHF has to offer.

We are also excited about some sporting events that Saskatchewan will be hosting in 2017 and 2018. The 2017 Skate Canada International, 2018 Memorial Cup and the Brier will each be located in Regina.  These events bring awareness as well as drives sports fans to the city.  We will certainly be showcasing these sports during those events and will be looking to draw fans to the Hall where we can promote the history and success of Saskatchewan athletes.

The SSHF staff continues to run education programs and the displays are changed frequently so each time a person visits, they see something new. We have been adding technology to our repertoire and our social media channels keep expanding with more followers. Thanks to all the staff, we appreciate that they are continually thinking of new ways to show us off!

Our Board still dreams of a new location where we can find space to break many items out of storage, and no doubt, one day we will find it. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your support.  We strive to have our inductees remain connected to the SSHF, and to have the general public share in the history and sporting successes of this great province.

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Best wishes,

Linda Burnham, 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 February/March 2017