Spring is always an exciting time for the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) as we prepare to announce a new class of inductees for the current year. I am proud to say that the Board has ratified the Inductee Selection Committee’s recommendation for our Class of 2018 and we will soon be announcing the names to the public. I have been fortunate to be part of a number of nomination cycles for the SSHF and am continually reminded of the astounding quality and breadth of elite athletes, coaches, builders and teams that fill Saskatchewan’s history. While I can’t spoil the announcement of this year’s class I’m proud to say it will once again add to the multitude of inspiring stories and achievements enshrined within the hall.
This year’s class announcement also serves as a reminder that there are still a vast array of stories that deserve to be added to the SSHF. From the incredible accomplishments of Hayley Wickenheiser and her 23 years as a member of Canada’s National Women’s hockey team, to the acclaimed career of Wendel Clark or the ongoing history being made by the incredible recovery and head spinning tricks of Mark McMorris. Regardless of the sport, Saskatchewan still has an abundance of incredible stories waiting to join the ranks of those already within the SSHF.
While there are a great deal of names the board and staff can think of who deserve to be recognized within the Hall, we rely on our supporters within the general public to formally nominate those deserving individuals and teams. The process begins by completing the nomination form found on our website. Once submitted, this document will serve as the basis for consideration into the esteemed group that makes up the 512 inductees of the SSHF. As we prepare to announce the Class of 2018 this April now is a great time to begin considering if there is a deserving person you wish to nominate for future classes of inductees ahead of this year’s October 31st deadline. If you have any questions regarding the nomination, selection or induction process please don’t hesitate to contact the staff at [email protected], they are more than happy to answer any questions.
We Need Your Help! And Our Time Frame is Very Short.
The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame is looking for your favourite “Mosaic Moment”. What makes you smile when you think about attending an event in Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field? It doesn’t have to be a football moment. In fact, it doesn’t have to be a sport moment. We just want to know what has made a lasting impression on you.
Please send us a quick answer giving us a few specifics about the event. What was it? When was it (maybe it’s a specific date or just an estimated year)? Was there a specific individual involved? A couple of sentences or a short paragraph will get us on our way. Your memories will become part of our historical timeline as we work to capture all that comprises the popular culture surrounding Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.
We are appealing for an immediate response. If you can share your memories in the next 48 hours that would be much appreciated!
Thank you for helping to keep Saskatchewan’s sport history alive.
The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame has been lucky enough to work alongside the Saskatchewan Roughriders and bring you a once in a lifetime opportunity. We have been given the chance to draw the name of one lucky visitor through our doors to view a Rider home game like few others have. That’s not all we have for you though, in just a few weeks we will be bringing you an afternoon of fanfare and fun courtesy of the Green and White!
Saturday July 20th, 2013 1-3 pm we are hosting a Rider Pride Family Day! Dress up in your Rider gear and come celebrate Saskatchewan’s football legends. Join us in an afternoon of fun football games, make a craft, get your photo taken at a peek-a-boo photo booth and score some treats (while supplies last). Roughrider Alumni will be on hand for an autograph session (ONE item per person).
Of course you can also enter to win the Saskatchewan Roughrider VIP Fan prize package! (The prize package includes: Four VIP tickets to the July 21st game, including a pre-game meal and all four guests will experience the pre-game ceremonies on the sidelines of Taylor Field). Admission: $2 per person.
Don’t forget you can also enter to win the draw during the festivities of I Love Regina Day tomorrow, Saturday July 6.