Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Celebrations Presented by Canadian Tire

The Class of 2015 receives Canada's highest sporting honour

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Twelve of the country's most influential and inspiring Athletes and sport "Builders" will be officially inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame on October 21, 2015. Media are invited to meet the Class of 2015 at a news conference being held the morning of Wednesday, October 21 and to attend the Honoured Members Red Carpet Reception the same evening.

The Class of 2015 inductees are:

  • Susan Auch, Speed Skating
  • Paul Coffey, Men's  Ice Hockey
  • Michael Edgson, Paralympic Swimmer
  • Sharon and Shirley Firth, Cross Country Skiing
  • Craig Forrest, Soccer
  • Nicolas Gill, Judo
  • Danielle Goyette, Women's Ice Hockey
  • Jennifer Heil, Freestyle Skiing
  • Lori-Ann Muenzer, Cycling
  • Jocelyne Bourassa, Golf Builder
  • Marina van der Merwe, Field Hockey Coach

NEWS CONFERENCE

WHAT:                   

At the morning news conference, each inductee from the Class of 2015 will speak and be presented with a jacket which symbolizes receiving Canada's highest sporting honour. Granted for many decades, the jackets feature an exclusive Honoured Member crest and are worn by Honoured Members at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame events to exemplify their accomplishment. Following the news conference, all inductees will be available for interviews and photos


DATE/TIME:              

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EST)


LOCATION:               

Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre
Gymnasium 2nd Floor
50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON
(416) 598-5966


WHO:                         

Class of 2015 Inductees


Mark Tewksbury, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Inducted Honoured Member and Emcee


Michael Medline, President and CEO, Canadian Tire Corporation, Member of the Board of Governors of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and 2015 Induction Celebrations Honourary Chair


Colin MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Governors of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Mario Siciliano, President and CEO of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

HONOURED MEMBERS' RED CARPET RECEPTION

WHAT:                       

The Honoured Members Red Carpet Reception starts at 4:30 p.m. and will provide opportunities to capture engaging content of the Class of 2015 inductees as they arrive, as well as additional Honoured Members in attendance including Wayne Gretzky, Donovan Bailey, Catriona Le May Doan, Mark Tewksbury and Steve Bauer, among others. Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Celebrations presented by Canadian Tire will follow the red carpet reception.  


DATE/TIME:              

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (EST)


LOCATION:               

Ryerson's Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carlton Street, Toronto, ON
(416) 598-5966


WHO:                         

Class of 2015 Inductees

 

Over 40 of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame's Honoured Members including Wayne Gretzky, Donovan Bailey, Catriona Le May Doan, Mark Tewksbury and Steve Bauer

 

Michael Medline, President and CEO, Canadian Tire Corporation, Member of the Board of Governors of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and 2015 Induction Celebrations Honourary Chair

 

Colin MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Governors of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
Mario Siciliano, President and CEO of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame


SOURCE CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION, LIMITED

For further information: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame: Marnie Krell, Marketing and Communications Manager, C: 403.437.0939, E: mkrell@cshof.ca; Canadian Tire: Candice Bruton, Communications Advisor, C: 416.520.3184 E: candice.bruton@cantire.com

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