Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

October 03, 2007 14:49 ET

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2007 Induction Media Advisory

The changing face of Canadian sport will be in the spotlight with the latest induction of six athletes and two builders into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Attention: Sports Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Oct. 3, 2007) - Entering the Sports Hall as athletes this year are hockey's Mike Bossy and Cassie Campbell, pro football's Doug Flutie, Olympic wrestler Daniel Igali, cross-country skiing Olympian Beckie Scott and Major League Baseball's Larry Walker. Sport pioneers Sam Jacks and Dr. Robert Steadward will be entering as builders. They will be honoured at the Induction Gala on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Photo Session

3:15 p.m. Group photo of 2007 Inductees

Press Conference

3:30 p.m. Tudor Room
Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Conference Call Audio Feed

3:25 p.m. Dial-in Number -- 1-866-834-7685
Access code -- 260-6789
Follow-up one-on-one phone calls for Q&As can be arranged by emailing
We will try to accommodate all requests following the main press conference.

Accreditation Process
Credentials will be required for this event. Media are asked to request credentials in advance by email to:

Please include the name of journalist, and the media organization represented, along with contact information.

If you will have special requirements, please contact: Barb MacDonald at 613-521-7314.

Please note: Broadcast footage for non-rights holders of the induction dinner will be limited to a 30-second clip, with attribution to TSN.

Detailed Sequence of Events

3:15 p.m. Group photo of 2007 inductees

3:30 p.m. Press Conference, Tudor Room 7, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
All 8 inductees will participate in the formal press conference followed by individual opportunities for interviews

4:45 - 6:30 p.m. Receptions - open to media

6:00 p.m. All CSHOF Honoured Members in attendance and 2007 Inductees gather in Toronto Room for group photo.

6:40 - 10:00 p.m. Gala Dinner

7:25 p.m. Induction Ceremonies - Builders:
* Sam Jacks
* Dr. Robert Steadward

8:40 p.m. Induction Ceremonies - Athletes:
* Mike Bossy
* Cassie Campbell
* Doug Flutie
* Daniel Igali
* Beckie Scott
* Larry Walker

10:00 p.m. Post Dinner Reception

Induction Procedures:
After Masters of Ceremony Sylvie Bigras and Brian Williams introduce each inductee a video vignette will follow. The inductee will then be presented with the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame blazer and watch on the platform. Each presentation concludes with the inductee's acceptance speech.

Media Facilities:
3:00 p.m. Media Accreditation desk opens - outside the Tudor Room

5:30 - 10:00 p.m. Media Room open, Toronto Room
Staffed with volunteers throughout the dinner


Contact Information

  • Sheryn Posen, Chief Operating Officer, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
    Primary Phone: 416-720-1084
    Secondary Phone: 416-260-6789