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40th anniversary of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, we inducted 28 individuals and 15 teams in a special 40th Anniversary Veteran Induction Celebration. 

The following individuals were inducted posthumously:

  • Isa Beairsto – Golf 
  • Andy Bieber – Football
  • D. C. Mac Braden – Curling
  • Billy Breen – Hockey  
  • Modere “Mud” Bruneteau – Hockey
  • Bill Carpenter – Baseball 
  • George Druxman – Football    
  • Jimmy Dunn – All Round 
  • Art Foster – Tennis    
  • Vera (Tustin) Gilbert – Swimming 
  • Charles Harvey – Golf 
  • Halldor “Slim” Halldorson – Hockey
  • Frank Hawkins – Lacrosse      
  • Dot (Ferguson) Key – Softball
  • Ed Kotowich – Football 
  • Les Lear – Football     
  • Lou Lucki – Softball 
  • Cornel Piper – Football 
  • Andre Roziere – Archery
  • Jim “Babyface” Saunders – Boxing
  • Art Shaw – All Round 
  • Alex Shibicky – Hockey
  • William “Snake” Siddle – Baseball 
  • Ed Sobie – Ten Pin Bowling
  • Jimmy Thomson – Hockey
  • Nick Wasnie – Hockey

Harry Nightingale (Lacrosse) and Mary (Pitts) Dopson (Athletics) were also inducted.

And the following teams were inducted:

  • 1930 Howard Wood Team – Curling        
  • 1931 Bob Gourlay Team – Curling 
  • 1932 Jim Congalton Team – Curling 
  • 1934 Leo Johnson Team – Curling 
  • 1935 Winnipeg Maroons – Baseball 
  • 1937 Manitoba Canoe Team – Paddling 
  • 1938 Ab Gowanlock Team – Curling 
  • 1939 Winnipeg Maroons – Baseball 
  • 1940 Howard Wood Team – Curling 
  • 1942 Winnipeg Maroons – Baseball 
  • 1947 Jimmy Welsh Team – Curling 
  • 1953 Ab Gowanlock Team – Curling 
  • 1957 Winnipeg Goldeyes – Baseball 
  • 1959 Winnipeg Goldeyes – Baseball 
  • 1960 Winnipeg Goldeyes – Baseball
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