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4th Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction - Great Success

Date Posted: 2015-Feb-28

Our Fourth Annual Two-Bit Auction, held on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at the Columbus Centre on May Street, was a great success. The sold out crowd enjoyed a great evening of fun and fundraising. Thanks to Canadian Tire for once again serving as our presenting sponsor and to all of the donors, sponsors and volunteers who made this such a great success. Read more.....


Date Posted: 2015-jul-01

Thanks to Porter Airlines we were once again able to hold our GO CANADA GO Raffle this year for a prize of 2 travel vouchers for anywhere Porter flies. The draw was held on July 1st, 2015 and the winner was........Dennis Brown with ticket #607.

Through the hard work of our ticket sellers, the support shown by our ticket purchasers and the donation by Porter, we raised close to $3,000 on this fundraising initiative which will greatly assist the Sports 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.


Education Program Flyer


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Current Events

34th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies

  • Saturday September 26th, 2015
  • Valhalla Inn Ballroom
  • Tickets - $80 each

Mark your calendars and plan to attend an evening in honour of sports excellence as we welcome in the Class of 2015 including Athletes Debbie (Clarke) Zemba, Sean Crooks, Bill Keenan and Chris Lindberg, professional sports Builder Dr. Vern Stenlund and an outstanding baseball volunteer, the late Jim Mauro.

Click here to read more about our 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Order your tickets by calling the Hall of Fame at 622-2852 or downloading a Ticket Order Form.

Check out highights from previous Induction Ceremonies....


2015 Fame 500 Club Lottery

The 2015 edition of our Fame 500 Club Lottery has ended for the year. Only 500 tickets were available for sale with the first draws taking place on July 27th and the remaining draws being held at 12:00 noon at the Hall of Fame every Wednesday until the final draws on September 9th, 2015. Find out more about this fundraising project and see if you were a winner 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...

2015 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament A Hit!

  • Monday July 27th, 2015
  • Fort William Country Club

Our 28th Annual Golf Tournament, the Fred Bragnalo Memorial, took place on July 27th at the Fort William Country Club. Read more....

Thanks to RBC for their ongoing support of this event.


See you at the 2016 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, July 25th, 2016.



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