On September 26, 2015 The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame was invited to the premiere of Made in Winnipeg: The Terry Sawchuk Origin Story, a film by local producer Danny Schur. The premiere was held on the ice at the Sawchuk Arena and Terry’s sons were on hand to celebrate the film. The Hall of Fame even received a donation of a Sawchuk jacket from his neighbor who hung onto the artifact for over 50 years.
The Hall of Fame was pleased to hear that the coaches of Tim McIsaac, Wilf & Audrey Strom were inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame in the fall of 2015. Born blind at birth, Tim was inducted for swimming in 2001 into our Hall of Fame and credits the Stroms as a big part of his success.
Debbie Schween has gone back to her legal career full-time and taken a new position at Pollard Banknote. She played an integral role for the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame for well over a decade, first as a volunteer and active Board Member and most recently as the Manager of the new Museum Gallery. Debbie played the leading role in the establishment of the new exhibit gallery at 145 Pacific and she has been the driving force behind the development of its programming. Debbie was always willing to jump in and lend a helping hand, and her vision for the organization and its potential, has paved us down a new path! We wish Debbie all the best of luck in her new endeavors and we hope that she will stay involved at the volunteer level again at a future date. Her passion, drive, dedication and commitment to the organization were contagious and will be sorely missed .
The Hall of Fame wrapped up its football exhibit Gridiron Greats by taking the whole thing to the Grey Cup Festival at the end of November. First stop was the Pinnacle Club for an evening sponsored by Investors Group for its volunteers and friends. The next day it was off to the RBC Convention Centre where the cases were featured on the second floor alongside the Canadian Football Hall of Fame’s exhibit for three days.