BC Sports Hall of Fame reveals 2019 Inductees

The BC Sports Hall of Fame recently revealed its 2019 Induction Class. The 2019 Induction Class features five athletes, three builder-coaches, one team, one pioneer, one media member and one W.A.C. Bennett award winner.

The 2019 Induction Class includes:

Athlete
Emily Brydon – Skiing
Roy Gerela – Football
Kelly McCallum – Rugby
Daniel Sedin – Ice Hockey
Henrik Sedin – Ice Hockey 

Builder-Coach
Darlene Currie – Basketball
Ken Holland – Ice Hockey
Tony Waiters – Soccer  

Team
1968 New Westminster Salmonbellies Lacrosse
Team Members: Bill Armstrong (general manager), Ray Bennie, Barry Bolton, Albert Brown (honorary president), Barrie Brownlie, Ian Bull, Dan DesLauriers, Steve d’Easum, Ron Flaten, Ed Goss, Wayne Goss, Ken Henry, Larry Henry, Ken Jew, Al Lewthwaite, Mickey Lynch, Gord MacNab (trainer), Ian Matheson (secretary-treasurer), Dave McDonald (president), Bill McMurchie, Doug McRory (playing manager), Ken Mikkelsen (trainer), Les Norman, Ken Oddy, Paul Parnell, Dr. Hugh Radford (team doctor), Bill Scriver, Cliff Sepka (playing coach), John Shmyr, Paul Shmyr, Wayne Shuttleworth, Dave Tory, Ken Tory, Mac Tyler, Don Wallis, Bill Wilkes, Ken Winzoski 

Pioneer
Ralph ‘Hunk’ Henderson – Basketball/Football

Media
Dan Jukich

W.A.C. Bennett Award
Ron Toigo

Tom Mayenknecht, Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame said: “Congratulations to this terrific class of 11 individuals and one team spanning eight sports. The Class of 2019 is another tribute to how British Columbia has become one of the most important sport hubs in Canada. These athletes, coaches, builders, pioneers and media will be certain to ‘Inspire the Future’. We look forward to teaming up with our partners to celebrate their achievements at the 53rd BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala presented by Victory Square May 23, 2019.”

The 53rd Induction Class will be honoured at the 2019 Induction Gala, presented by Victory Square, Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Once inducted, these individuals and team will be officially recognized as Honoured Members and an Honoured Team of the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Since 1966, the BC Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 385 individuals and 60 teams.

Visit the BC Sports Hall of Fame online at bcsportshalloffame.com
or in person at BC Place Gate A 

Remember Sports Page at BC Sports Hall of Fame

At this time of year, some of us remember a uniquely West Coast yuletide tradition – Yulin’ with the Page – the Sports Page year-end wrap up episodes.  Even if you weren’t a sports fan, the episodes were well worth watching.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the beloved show, Sports Page – The Exhibit is now open at the BC Sports Hall Of Fame. The Hall of Fame has devoted 950 sq feet to memories of the half hour show that ran from 1977 to 2005 on the local CKVU (1977-2001) and CHEK (2001-2005) stations.  In the days prior to all-sports tv and radio, devoting an entire 30 minute show to sports, allowed Sports Page to cover much more local sports that traditional TV news hour sports coverage, giving insight into BC Lions, Canucks,  Grizzlies, Canadians, 86ers/Whitecaps, Lacrosse, Inline Hockey, as well as University and High School sports.

The exhibit also highlights the many hosts to grace the Sports Page screens over the years, many of whom have become sports broadcasting legends including; Don Taylor, Barry Houlihan, Jay Durant, Shane Foxman, Blake Price, Scott Rintoul, Barry MacDonald, John Shorthouse, Squire Barnes and Hall of Fame inductee the late Paul Carson.

Sports Page : The Exhibit is included with admission to the BC Sports Hall of Fame, located at BC Place, Gate A, open daily 10am – 5pm.

Fit Inspiration – British Columbia Sports Hall Of Fame

Since 1966 the BC Sports Hall Of Fame & Museum has been the curator and caretaker of British Columbia’s sports history.  Housed since 1993 in BC Place Stadium, after decades housed at the PNE, the Sports Hall recently re-opened after the 20month closure while BC Place renovated and installed the new roof.  Located beside Gate A the Hall is home to the worlds largest collection of 2010 Olympic & Paralympic memorabilia and the Hall Of Champions, showcasing the 325 individuals and 55 teams inducted into the Hall Of Fame since 1966.

More than just a museum the Hall is an interactive and inclusive place for all BC sports fans to enjoy and be inspired by the provinces great sports stories. Exhibits include the Aboriginal Sport Gallery – highlighting the achievements of BC’s aboriginal community, Heroes Galleries dedicated to Terry Fox and Rick Hansen, Greg Moore Gallery an interactive gallery showcasing the late race car driver. Our Teams, Our Turf is a hall devoted to Vancouver’s three professional sports teams; BC Lions, Whitecaps FC and Vancouver Canucks.

The Hall also features the Participation Zone, a play place  with interactive games such as a rotating climbing wall, multi-sport simulator, 14 meter timed running track, bubble hockey, and more, it’s the perfect place for a birthday party or staff event. Every British Columbian should take a look at the province’s rich history of sport, next time you’re at BC Place go a bit earlier and check it out.
The BC Sports Hall Of Fame & Museum is located at Gate A of BC Place and open daily from 10am to 5pm. Ph: 604 687 5520