These six, who have made a lasting impact in their field of sport, will be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on May 27, 2017 at the qplex in Quispamsis. The achievements of these inductees will join the legacy of the previous 251 fellow New Brunswickers who have been enshrined into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame since it was formed in 1970.
The Exhibits Launch and Open House is on Monday, June 13 at 6pm at the NB Sports Hall of Fame.
The new exhibits for 2016 are “Spectacular Sports of the Summer Olympics” and “FAST! The NB Speedskating Story”
The gift store will also be open to the public and refreshments will be served. The event is free and appropriate for all ages!
RSVP by phone #453-3747 or email: email@example.com
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is open throughout the summer:
Tuesday to Friday (12:00 to 5:00PM)
Saturday (10:00 to 5:00PM)
Summer admission is $2 for students, $3 for adults and $8 for families.
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame is seeking a host community for their 2018 Annual Induction Banquet & Ceremony. Since its inception in 1970, the Sports Hall of Fame has honoured New Brunswick’s outstanding athletes, teams and sports builders by bestowing upon them permanent recognition in our provincial sports shrine.
During the past forty six inductions, 243 honourees from every corner of the province have been enshrined. In 2018, up to six new inductees will join the Hall’s honour roll. Legends such as Yvon Durelle, Willie O’Ree, Ron Turcotte, Marianne Limpert, and Rheal Cormier have been enshrined.
Hosting the Annual Induction Banquet & Ceremony provides communities with an opportunity to engage their citizens while stimulating the local economy. If you wish to host the 2018 Annual Induction Banquet & Ceremony, please submit a proposal no later than noon on May 9, 2016.
SHIPPAGAN, NB – The names of the six new members who will be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on June 4, 2016 in Shippagan were announced today.
“These dedicated, sports-minded New Brunswickers are being recognized for athletic excellence and leadership in promoting active living in our province,” said Tourism, Culture and Heritage Minister Bill Fraser. “Their commitment to sport inspires individuals and families to take part in physical activities in their communities for better health, improved quality of life and a stronger province.”
The members will join the hall when it holds its induction ceremony at Centre des congrès de la Péninsule acadienne de Shippagan on June 4. The inductees will bring the total number of honourees to 249.
“We are proud to announce that these 5 distinguished athletes and 1 sports builder are to be inducted into the hall of fame,” said Clem Tremblay, chair of the hall’s board of governors. “We are also excited to have Shippagan host this year’s event and look forward to honouring these worthy New Brunswickers.”
The new members:
Patty Blanchard of Moncton runs because it makes her feel light and free. She holds six provincial running records and seven Canadian Masters records. Her passion for running started at a young age and has led her around the world; she competed for Team Canada for 8 years with her first event taking place in Morocco. Blanchard is an inductee of the Run NB Hall of Fame.
David Foley of Saint John is a professional soccer player who played with the Winnipeg Fury Soccer Club. He was the franchise’s leading goal scorer when he retired in 1991. Foley played his youth soccer in Hampton, NB, where his team won the club provincial title. He was captain and MVP of the Varsity Red Shirts men’s soccer team at the University of New Brunswick. He is the first soccer athlete inductee in the NB Sports Hall of Fame.
Kevin Foran of Dalhousie achieved his highest success in hockey while attending Mount Allison University. He became the leading scorer in C.I.A.U. hockey history in 1983, a record he still holds. Foran was selected to the Pre-Olympic Tem which played a cross-county tour against a Russian Team.
Darren Ritchie of Saint John was the first and only Maritimer to win the Canadian Amateur Golf Championship (1992). His victory was made even more impressive by the fact that he had been diagnosed with malignant melanoma just three months prior to competing. From 1990 – 1992 Ritchie placed either first or second during twelve provincial golfing competitions.
Bernard DeGrâce of Shippagan has officiated during 980 hockey games from the minors to professional hockey. DeGrâce is a person who likes challenges; an attribute that led him to be the first New Brunswicker and Acadian Referee/Linesman to work in the NHL. He officiated 350 NHL games from 1989 – 2002.
Eldridge Eatman of Saint John was one of the greatest sprinters ever produced in New Brunswick. His athletic career began in the early 1900’s. Eatman defeated Tom Keen, world 120 yards champion and later US Olympic coach, in Saint John and won the prestigious Powder Hill title for the world’s 120 yards championship at Edinburgh, Scotland in 1906.
Tickets will be available in early April; please call our office at (506) 453-3647 or send an email to NB Sports Hall of Fame to reserve your tickets today.
The New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame (NBSHF) is seeking proposals from qualified individuals or companies to provide photography, catering or printing services for the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame’s signature event. The 47th Annual Induction Banquet & Ceremony will take place at the Centre des congrès de la Péninsule acadienne de Shippagan on June 4th, 2016. Full details can be viewed in the links below. For more information call (506) 453-3747
Proposals should be submitted in PDF format to Jamie Wolverton no later than 5pm on March 4th, 2016
Working as part of a team, the candidate will provide exciting and informative guided tours of the museum to enhance the visitor experience. The candidate will engage, educate and inspire our customers through the celebration and promotion of New Brunswick’s most accomplished athletes and sport builders. The candidate will assist with delivery of summer programs, engage with our customers, exhibit development, work with artefacts, interact with our Honoured Members, conduct research, and assist with the Induction Event and Special Events.
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You are invited to a “Leadership and Legacy” guided tour at the NB Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, February 10
Join our curator on a FREE guided tour of the NB Sports Hall of Fame. Play on the Virtual Sports System and visit our Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre. Guided tours on the “Leadership and Legacy” theme of NB Heritage Week will be held on Wednesday, February 10th. There are 3 tour times to choose from: 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
503 Queen Street, Fredericton RSVP: # 453-3747 or by email Marieka.firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Hall of Fame announces a Sport Legacy Award
January 18, 2016
FREDERICTON (CNB) – Leadership and Legacy is the theme of the 2016 New Brunswick Heritage Fairs and the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame (NBSHF) has plenty of sports heroes to inspire Heritage Fair projects across the province. “We challenge students to tell the stories of our New Brunswick Sports Legends, especially in light of this years’ theme as each and every NBSHF Honoured Member has created a Legacy through Leadership” said Jamie Wolverton, Executive Director of the NB Sports Hall of Fame.
The most insightful and creative projects have a chance to win the NBSHF’s Sport Legacy Award, awarded annually to the best New Brunswick sports themed Heritage Fair project in each region.
Students can base their Heritage Fair project any one of the more than 230 Honoured Members of the NBSHF whose passion for sports has left a legacy of excellence and leadership that shaped New Brunswick’s sports heritage. From the Olympics and Paralympics to the Commonwealth Games, from the Pan American Games, Jeux Francophonie and the Canada Games to the National Hockey League, Canadian Football League and Major League Baseball, New Brunswick has its own sports heroes who have made their mark on the international and national stage.
Visit our website www.HonouredMembers.com to find New Brunswick athletes from small towns, villages and cities who represent nearly 40 sports from Athletic Gymnastics to Wrestling.
Emma Septon of Harkins Middle School receives the Sport Legacy Award from Jamie Wolverton, Executive Director of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.
Do you know a New Brunswicker who has accomplished sporting greatness? The NB Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2016 Class of Inductees until November 30, 2015.
For close to fifty years the NB Sports Hall of Fame has preserved and honoured NB’s sport heritage by recognizing extraordinary achievements in sport. All nominees to be considered by the selection committee must have attained a high level of sporting excellence at a senior level of competition and have brought honour to NB through their passion, commitment and dedication to sport. Induction into the NB Sports Hall of Fame is the highest recognition awarded to an athlete, team or builder in the province of New Brunswick.
Nomination Forms can be downloaded from www.nbsportshalloffame.com/en/nominations where you will also find a complete list of NB Sports Hall of Famers starting in 1970. Categories for consideration: Athlete, Builder and Team. Please note: full selection criteria can be found on the nomination form.
All nominations are considered for three consecutive years. We encourage all nominators to spend time on the nominations and thoroughly review the criteria and application process.
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Free public talk “Secrets of the Clarkson Cup” by Beth M. Biggs on Nov. 3.
Beth M. Biggs will be giving a free public talk at the NB Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday, November 3 at 7pm.
503 Queen Street, Fredericton
RSVP: # 453-3747
Listen to silversmith Beth M. Biggs as she tells us the intriguing story behind the creation of the Clarkson Cup. The Cup, created in secrecy in a far and remote part of Canada, has an unbelievable connection to the NB Sports Hall of Fame, and the City of Fredericton. Before being awarded to the Canadian Women’s National League, the cup led a secret life.