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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.

Register Today - Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel!

Date Posted: 2017-OCT-05

Plans are in place for our 2017 Tbaytel Heritage Classic Doubles Funspiel being held at the Fort William Curling Club on Friday, November 17th & Saturday, November 18th. Don't miss out, register today to take part in this great event that will include a doubles curling clinic hosted by Rick & Lorraine Lang and Sarah Potts and the chance to participate in a fun bonspiel.

Click here for THE DRAW

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Click here to download a registration form.

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

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

36th Annual Induction Dinner & Ceremonies

  • Saturday September 30th, 2017
  • Valhalla Inn Ballroom
  • Tickets - $100 each

Mark your calendars and plan to attend an evening in honour of sports excellence as we welcome in the Class of 2017 including Athletes John Jones, Bob Kelly, Lou Kok, Chris Pronger and outstanding sports Builders Ab Cava and Irene MacLeay.

Click here to read more about the Class of 2017 Inductees.

Order your tickets by calling the Hall of Fame at 622-2852 or downloading a Ticket Order Form.

Check out highights from previous Induction Ceremonies....

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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