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5th Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction - Set to Go

Date Posted: 2016-JAN-04

Our Fifth Annual Two-Bit Auction will be held on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Columbus Centre on May Street. Don't miss your chance to win some great prizes and enjoy an evening of fun and fundraising. Tickets are $5 each and available in advance at the Sports Hall of Fame or by calling 622-2852. Read more..

Introducing our Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel

Date Posted: 2016-jAN-01

Learn about and play the newest Olympic Sport of doubles curling and be a part of history by participating in the inaugural Heritage Classic being held at the Fort William Curling Club on Saturday February 13th and Sunday February 14th, 2016.


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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.


Education Program Flyer


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Current Events

34th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies


Over 200 people were on hand to welcome The Class of 2015 into the Hall of Fame 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.

Watch the ceremonies and view the pictures from this wonderful night which included a suprise visit from a hockey legend.

Mark your calendars for our 35th Annual Induction Ceremonies set for Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at the Valhalla Inn.

Nominations for the 2016 Induction year end on January 31st, 2016. Click here to download a nomination form.

Check out highights from previous Induction Ceremonies....


2016 Fame 500 Club Lottery

The 2016 edition of our Fame 500 Club Lottery has begun. $50 will get you 50 chances to win prizes valued from $100 to $1,000. Only 500 tickets are available for sale with the first draws taking place on July 25th and the remaining draws being 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 fundraising project and see if you were a winner in our 2015 draw by clicking here.

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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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