Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2018

Inductees Include Manitoba's Finest in Sport

June 18, 2018 - Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced today the class of athletes, builders, and one team that will be inducted November 3, 2018, at the 39th annual induction ceremony presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.
This year’s individual recipients in the Athlete category include: a decorated blind Paralympic swimmer, the all-time WHA leader in goalie games played, wins and playoff wins, a seven-time national speed skating champion, a two-time World curling champion, and an international basketball phenom.
The Builder category is made up of a former president of the Canadian Handball Association and a boxing official who’s a judge, jury member, and technical delegate and official for the International Boxing Association.
The only Manitoba ladies golf team to win the Canadian Ladies Amateur Team title rounds out this year’s slate of inductees.
The 2018 inductees are:
Don Brownell*
Handball – Builder

Kirby Cote
Swimming – Athlete

Joe Daley
Hockey – Athlete

Nieva Embuldeniya
Boxing – Builder

Donna (McCannell) Keating
Speed Skating – Athlete

Jeff Stoughton
Curling – Athlete

Joey Vickery
Basketball – Athlete

1962 Manitoba Ladies Golf Team
Marg (Kiggins) Homenuik
Heather (Lawrence) Telfer
Anne Tachan
Merlene (Wach) Netterfield

* inducted posthumously

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“This year’s class of athletes, builders, and one team who will join Manitoba’s finest in sport later this year, is exceptional,” said Jamie Kraemer, Chair of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors. “The collective contributions to sport in Manitoba, on the national and international stages are truly outstanding. We strive to collect, preserve, celebrate, and showcase the history and heritage of sport excellence and achievement, and these eight recipients have earned their rightful place in Manitoba’s sport history.”

"We're incredibly proud of Manitoba's sport history and the legends that make up this year's inductee class," said Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of Sport Manitoba. "We're pleased to celebrate their countless career achievements as we inspire the next generation."

“We are very proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” said Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries President and CEO Peter Hak. “This prestigious event celebrates the legacies and contributions made by this dedicated group of Manitobans in the world of sport. Congratulations to all the nominees.”

Tickets for the induction dinner are on sale now.


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