Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Hall of Fame Inducts Five Athletes, Two Builders and Two Teams at 37th Annual Induction Ceremonies

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Manitobans took a journey back in time to recount the wonderful, unforgettable and historic years the 2016 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame inductees contributed to sport in our province. In an evening filled with inspiring stories of achievement and sacrifice the 37th Annual Induction Ceremonies held at the Victoria Inn inducted one team, five athletes, and two builders.
 
“This is one of the best sports nights of the year," exclaimed Jamie Kraemer, President of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. "We gather annually to celebrate Manitoba's sport heritage and honour those who have dedicated their lives to sport as athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. It's such an inspiring and uplifting event."

“Tonight's ceremony marks a significant and important celebration for amateur sport in our province” says Laurel Read, Interim CEO, Sport Manitoba.  "These inductees inspire our next generation to train harder, run faster, and dream bigger."
 
Join us in welcoming our newest class of sport legends:

Dr. Cal Botterill, Sport Medicine - Builder
Jim Heighton,  All Round - Athlete
Alanna (Yakiwchuk) Hinrichsen, Athletics - Athlete
Joey Johnson, Wheelchair Basketball - Athlete
Mike Keane, Hockey - Athlete
Rhiannon Leier-Blacher, Swimming - Athlete
*John Reilly,  Rugby - Builder
1971-74 University of Winnipeg Wesmen, Volleyball - Team
1985 Bob Ursel Team, Curling - Team

*Inducted posthumously

Click here to watch speeches from the inductees.
 
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame has inducted more than 500 members since it was established in 1980. 

Link to Event Photos

Link to 2016 Inductee Bios

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