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7th Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction Coming Soon

Date Posted: 2017-DEC-01

Mark your calendars and get those quarters ready for our 7th Annual Two-Bit Auction, being held on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 at the Columbus Centre on May Street. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Canadian Tire and our many prize donors, there will be some great baskets to bid on.  Tickets to this popular event are only $5 each, so get yours today by calling the Hall of Fame at 622-2852.

Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel

Date Posted: 2017-NOV-30

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 2017 Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel held at the Fort William Curling Club on November 17th and 18th. The event participants were treated to a doubles curling clinic by Rick & Lorraine Lang and Sarah Potts and two days of fun on and off the ice. Plans are already underway for the hosting of our 4th Annual Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel on November 16th and 17th 2018 which will be another fun event.

Click here to check out pictures from the 2017 Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel.


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.

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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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Current Events

36th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies

  • Saturday September 30th, 2017
  • Valhalla Inn Ballroom

It was another great evening honouring sports excellence with close to 400 people on hand in the Valhalla Inn Ballroom on September 30th to welcome our Class of 2017 into the Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our newest Inductees including Athletes John Jones, Bob Kelly, Lou Kok, Chris Pronger and outstanding sports Builders Ab Cava and Irene MacLeay.

Read more about this wonderful evening...

Click here to watch the ceremony.

Click here to view photos from this wonderful night.

Plan now to attend the 37th Annual Induction Ceremonies on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. Consider submitting a nomination to our Selection Committee. Click here to download a nomination form.

2017 Fame 600 Club Lottery

The 2017 edition of our Fame 600 Club Lottery has now ended. Only 600 tickets were available for sale with the first draws taking place on July 24th and the remaining draws being held at 12:00 noon at the Hall of Fame every Wednesday until the final draws on September 6th.Thanks to our ticket sellers, prize donors and ticket purchasers for making this fundraising project a great success. Watch for tickets for our 2018 Fame 600 Club Lottery coming in December.

Find out if you are a winner in our 2017 draw by clicking here.

To find out more about this popular draw click 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...

2017 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament a Hit

  • Monday July 24th, 2017
  • Fort William Country Club

Our 30th Annual Golf Tournament, the Fred Bragnalo Memorial took place on Monday, July 24th at the Fort William Country Club. Thanks to the support of our golfers, sponsors, prize donors and volunteers we were able to raise close to $26,000 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 2018 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament in July 2018












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