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Plan to Attend - 4th Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction

Date Posted: 2015-jan-03 SOLD OUT!!- Thanks for your Support

It's back! Planning for our Fourth Annual Two-Bit Auction is underway with the popular event set to take place on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at the Columbus Centre on May Street. The event promises to be another evening of fun and fundraising with a number of great prize baskets available for bidding. Thanks to Canadian Tire for once again coming on board as our presenting sponsor. Tickets are only $5 each and can be purchased at the Sports Hall of Fame. Read more.....


GO CANADA GO Raffle Winner

Date Posted: 2014-JULY-01

Congratulations to Janet Verge who was the winner of our July 1st GO CANADA GO Raffle with ticket #519. Thanks to Porter Airlines who donated the prize of 2 travel vouchers for this draw. Thanks as well to our volunteer ticket sellers and our ticket buyers. With your support we raised over $4,000 through this fundraising venture which will greatly assist the Hall of Fame in preserving and honouring our regional sports heritage.



Date Posted: 2014-oct-28

A Century of Sport in the Finnish Community of Thunder Bay has been recognized by the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) with a 2014 Communication Award in the book category. ISHA is a membership based organization comprised of over 130 sports museums, libraries and halls of fame located in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to receiving the communication award, the book was also judged Best In Show by the close to 100 delegates attending the conference who selected the localpublication from amongst 11 other category winners. Copies of the book are available at a cost of $25 each and can be purchased at the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, ordered through our online store or by mailing in an order form. Click here to download book order form.

Facebook and YouTube

Date Posted: 2013-JAN-23

Now you have even more ways to stay connected with the Sports Hall of Fame.

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Sports Heritage Education Resource Materials Available for Educators

Date Posted: 2013-mar-06

A great resource for teachers for use in the classroom and in conjunction with a field trip to the Sports Hall of Fame. Check out the new additions to the grades 9-12 lesson plans.


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Current Events

33rd Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies A Success

  • Saturday September 27th, 2014
  • Valhalla Inn Ballroom

Close to 300 people were on hand to welcome The Class of 2014 into the Hall of Fame. Athletes Jason Myslicki and Amber Peterson and John Adams were joined by Builders John 'Gino' Gasparini and Dryden's Bill Salonen. The Air Canada Cup winning 1996-97 Thunder Bay Kings AAA Midget Hockey Team rounded out the 2014 slate of inductees. read more...

Mark your calendars for our 34th Annual Induction Ceremonies set for Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at the Valhalla Inn.

Nominations for the 2015 Induction year end on January 31st, 2015. Click here to download a nomination form.


2015 Fame 500 Club Lottery

The 2015 edition of our Fame 500 Club Lottery has begun with $50 giving you 50 chances to win. Only 500 tickets are available so don't be left out. The first draw will take place on July 27th and the final draw will be held on September 9th, 2014. Find out more about this fundraising project by clicking here.

Under the B - Bingo Has Been Called

The Hall of Fame holds bingos to help in our fundraising efforts. As a member of the Superior Shores Gaming Association we hold events at their brand new E-bingo gaming centre located at 435 Memorial Avenue read more...

2014 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament

  • Monday July 28th, 2014
  • Fort William Country Club

Our 27th Annual Golf Tournament took place on July 28th under the new name of the Fred Bragnalo Memorial with a record number of golfers taking to the links at the Fort William Country Club. Read all about our 2014 event here......

Thanks to RBC for their ongoing support of this event.

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament set for Monday, July 27th, 2015.



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