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6th Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction - Great Success!

Date Posted: 2017-mar-28

Our Sixth Annual Two-Bit Auction, held on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 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.

Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel Rocked!

Date Posted: 2017-JAN-05

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel held at the Fort William Curling Club on November 18th & 19th. Lots of fun was had both on and off the ice, with the participants also treated to a doubles clinic led by both Rick & Lorraine Lang and Sarah Potts and an evening of great music by Mike and the Misfits. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this year' event on November 17th & 18th 2017.

Click here to check out pictures from the 2016 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.

Facebook and YouTube

Date Posted: 2013-JAN-23

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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

35th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies

It was another great evening honouring sports excellence with close to 200 people on hand on September 24th to welcome our Class of 2016 into the Hall of Fame. Congratulations to our newest Inductees including Athletes Liam Parsons, Kathy Williams-Waruk, Ron Busniuk and Jeff Treftlin and builders of sport Todd Hinds and Jim Johnson, who were honoured posthumously.

Click here to watch the ceremony.

Click here to view photos from this wonderful night.


Plan now to attend the 36th Annual Induction Ceremonies on Saturday, September 30th, 2017.

Click here to check out the Class of 2017 Inductees.

2017 Fame 600 Club Lottery

The 2017 edition of our Fame 600 Club Lottery has begun. 50$ will get you 50 chances to win. A total of 40 cash prizes will be awarded with draws of $50, $100, $250, $500, and $1,000. New this year are 10 spor-themed prizes including such items as tickets to the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Draws will be held between July 24th, 2017 and September 6th, 2017.

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

To find out more about this popular draw and to download a ticket order form, 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...

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.

Learn more about this great event - here.

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