Breaking New Ground with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016
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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the seven astounding athletes that will be receiving the country’s highest sporting honour. These inductees have not only made a huge impact in their field of sport, but have utilized their influence in making Canada a better place for all.
“We are proud to be able to share the stories of the achievements of the Class of 2016 so that we can inspire all Canadians to be the best they can be in all aspects of life,” said Mario Siciliano, the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s President and CEO.
The Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Tire Corporation have come together to honour, celebrate and encourage Canadian values and the inspiring behaviour that each of these athletes possess. The class of 2016 has broken new ground when it comes to embodying Canadian ideals.
The newest inductees include Michael “Pinball” Clemons, four-time Grey Cup Champion with the Toronto Argonauts. Also inducted, Stephanie Dixon is a 19-time Paralympic medalist and world record holder in Para-swimming. Dr. Frank Hayden was inducted for creating the worldwide Special Olympics Movement. Sue Holloway is distinguished in her field as a four-time Olympian and the first woman to represent Canada at back to back Summer and Winter Olympic Games, competing in both Kayaking and Cross Country Skiing. Also inducted in the 2016 class is Colleen Jones, a two-time World Champion and youngest skip to ever win a Canadian Women’s Curling Championship. Alongside her is Annie Perreault, a three-time Olympian and double Olympic Gold medalist for Speed Skating. Last but not least, Bryan Trottier is a seven-time Stanley Cup winner.
The honour will be officially given to these extraordinary people on November 1, when Canadian Tire presents the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Ceremony at its new venue, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
The athlete’s awards will then be showcased at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, where Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame honours the talented and inspirational athletes that have shaped our country in many ways. The seven new inductees will find their place among the 12 galleries, over 50 hands-on, interactive experiences and 100,000 artefacts that the award winning facilities has on display to show our country’s appreciation for its outstanding citizens.