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5th Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction A Success

Date Posted: 2016-feb-25

Our Fifth Annual Two-Bit Auction held on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Columbus Centre on May Street was a great success. The close to capacity 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 it happen.

Click here to see all the people who helped make it happen!

2nd Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel Set for November

Date Posted: 2016-Sept-12

With the success of our Inaugural event this past spring, we are getting set to host our 2nd Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel this coming November 18th and 19th at the Fort William Curling Club. We are pleased to announce that Tbaytel has come on board as our presenting sponsor and to welcome back our doubles curling clinic instructors Rick & Lorraine Lang and Sarah Potts.

It promises to be another great weekend of curling and fun. Don't miss out. Register your team today.Find out more...

Click here to download a registration form

Click here for Schedule of Events and Draw


Date Posted: 2016-JAN-04

As part of Rogers Hometown Hockey held in Thunder Bay on January 2nd and 3rd, 2016 the Sports Hall of Fame brought the Allan Cup to Thunder Bay, the community that has won this national senior hockey trophy a record ten times. Over 65 alumni attended the Allan Cup Reunion Breakfast and hockey fans had a chance to see it on display at Marina Park over the weekend. Thanks to the Hockey Hall of Fame and Hockey Canada for helping make it happen.

Thanks to Jarron Childs of Superior Images for capturing the memories of the reunion. Click here to view


Date Posted: 2015-oct-04

A Century of Sport in the Finnish Community of Thunder Bay was recognized by the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA) with a Communication Award in the book category and was also judged Best In Show by the close to 100 conference delegates attending the international conference 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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35th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies


35th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies

  • Saturday September 24th, 2016
  • 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 2016 including Athletes Ron Busniuk, Liam Parsons, Jeff Treftlin and Kathy Williams and two outstanding sports Builders the late Todd Hinds and Jim Johnson.

Click here to read more about our 2016 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....


2016 Fame 500 Club Lottery

The drawing of tickets in the 2016 edition of our Fame 500 Club Lottery is underway. Thank you to our volunteers who helped sell our tickets and the people who supported this fundraising project by purchasing a ticket. Through your efforts the Hall of Fame raised over $7,000 to help with our efforts to preserve and honour sports heritage.

Draws are held at 12:00 noon at the Hall of Fame every Wednesday until the final draws on September 7th, 2016. Find out more about this annual fundraising project and see if you are a winner in our 2016 draw 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...

2016 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament a Hit

  • Monday July 25th, 2016
  • Fort William Country Club

Our 29th Annual Golf Tournament, the Fred Bragnalo Memorial took place on Monday, July 25th at the Fort William Country Club. Thanks to the support of our golfers, sponsors, prize donors and volunteers we were able to raise over $23,000 for the Sports Hall of Fame. Read more....

Thanks to RBC and our many supporters for making our golf tournament such a great success. See you at the 2017 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, July 24th, 2017.









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