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Fall-Winter 2013/14

Fall-Winter 2012/13

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The City of Thunder Bay The Province of Ontario



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.

3rd Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction a Great Success

Date Posted: 2014-mar-01

Our Third Annual Two-Bit Auction was held on Thursday, February 27th at the Columbus Centre. The event was a great success with the energy and laughter in the room being indicators of the fun people were having. Thanks to our presenting sponsor Canadian Tire, and the support of many local businesses and individuals, the sell out crowd of 225 people had some fantastic prize baskets to bid on. Thanks to all of our sponsors, donors and volunteers who helped make our 3rd Annual Two-Bit Auction a success. Start saving those quarters for our 4th Annual Two-Bit Auction to be held in February of 2015.

BOOK LAUNCHED - A Century of Sport in the Finnish Community of Thunder Bay

Date Posted: 2013-DEC-04

Copies of the book A Century of Sport in the Finnish Community of Thunder Bay are now available at a cost of $25 each and can be purchased at the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame which is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm. 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.

Become a Facebook Friend of the Hall

Check out our newest videos

Watch for Twitter updates @nwosports

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.


Education Program Flyer


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Current Events

32nd Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies

  • Saturday September 28th, 2013
  • Valhalla Inn Ballroom

The Class of 2013 was officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 28th at the 32nd Annual Induction Dinner held at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay.

Learn all about our 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees and the great evening of sports heritage celebrations. read more...

Mark your calendars for the 33rd Annual Induction Ceremonies set for Saturday, September 27th, 2014.

If you would like to nominate an Athelte, Builder or Team the nomination deadline is January 31st, 2014. Click here to download a nomination form.

2014 Fame 500 Club Lottery

The 2014 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 28th and the final draw will be held on September 10th, 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 Thunder Bay Community Bingo Association we hold events at their location at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (Auditorium Building). read more...

2014 Fred J. Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament

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

Mark your calendars and plan to attend our 2014 golf tournament which promises to be another great event!. Read all about our 2013 event here......


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