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Date Posted: 2018-FEB-28

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8th Annual Canadian Tire Two-Bit Auction

Date Posted: 2019-MAR-15

Our 8th Annual Two-Bit Auction at the Columbus Centre was a success! The sold out crowd enjoyed an evening of fun and fundraising. Thanks to Canadian Tire for serving as our presenting sponsor and to all of the attendees, donors, sponsors and volunteers for their support. Read more.....

Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel

Date Posted: 2019-MAR-8

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel held at the Fort WilliamCurling Club on November 16th and 17th.Lots of fun was had both on and off the ice, with the participants also treated to a doubles curling clinic led by Tricia Sampson and Jordan Potts. Mark your calendar and plan to attend this year’s event on November 15th & 16th 2019.


2018 Heritage Classic Final Results


Click here to check out pictures from the 2018 Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel.


Little League Reunion Luncheon - September 2nd 2017

Date Posted: 2017-Sept-03

As part of Canada 150 Celebrations and the hosting of the WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup the (Members of the 1964 Fort William Nationals Senior Little League Team)Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame hosted a day in honour of our proud Little League Baseball legacy by inviting players and personnel affiliated with the 12 Little League teams from our community who have won Canadian Championship titles to join together for a day of activities and the chance to reminisce and reunite with teammates. (Pictured above: Members of the 1964 Fort William Nationals Senior Little League Team)

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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.

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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37th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies


It was another great evening honouring sports excellence as we welcomed The

Class of 2018 into the Hall of Fame including Athletes Lynda Devine-Starczewski, Dave Gatherum, Dennis Olson, Janet Sillman and Builders Richard ‘Dick’ Hill and Scott Fawcett.


Watch the ceremonies and view the pictures from this wonderful night!

Click here to read more about our 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Check out highights from previous Induction Ceremonies....


2019 Fame 600 Club Lottery

The 2019 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.  There are 10 sport-themed prizes including such items as tickets to the Chicago Blackhawks, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and an autographed PK Subban Nashville Predators jersey. Draws will be held between July 22nd, 2019 and September 4th, 2019.  

To find out more about this popular draw and download a ticket order form click here.

Find out if you are a winner in our 2018 draw by clicking here.

2018 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament a Hit!

  • Monday July 23rd, 2018
  • Fort William Country Club

Our 31st Annual Golf Tournament, the Fred Bragnalo Memorial took place on Monday, July 23rd at the Fort William Country Club. Thanks to the support of our golfers, sponsors, prize donors and volunteers we were able to raise over $26,000 for the Sports Hall of Fame. Read more....

Thanks to RBC for their ongoing support of this event.


See you at the 2019 Fred Bragnalo Memorial Golf Tournament 

on Monday, July 22nd, 2019.


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...












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