Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

October 14, 2009 09:01 ET

Media Accred. Procedures-Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2009 Induction

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame will open its doors to five athletes and two builders at its upcoming induction dinner on November 3

Attention: Sports Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) - Entering the Sports Hall as athletes this year are hockey leader Mark Messier, quarterback legend Warren Moon, a pioneer in the development of women's hockey, Angela James, all-time leading money winner in standardbred racing, John Campbell, and world champion kayaker Caroline Brunet. One of the real forces in the development of CFL football Hugh Campbell and basketball coach extraordinaire Ken Shields will join them on the podium for induction as builders. They will be honoured at the Induction Gala on Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Biographies of all Inductees may be found on the Hall website: www.sportshall.ca

Photo Session

3:15 p.m. Group photo of 2009 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 barbmacd@storm.ca
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: barbmacd@storm.ca

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 or on cell at 613-858-7314.

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 2009 inductees

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

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

6:10 p.m. All CSHOF Honoured Members in attendance and 2009 Inductees gather in Toronto Room for group photo.

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

7:25 p.m. Induction Ceremonies - Builders:
* Hugh Campbell
* Ken Shields

8:40 p.m. Induction Ceremonies - Athletes:
* Caroline Brunet
* John Campbell
* Angela James
* Warren Moon
* Mark Messier

10:00 p.m. Post Dinner Reception

Induction Procedures:
After Master of Ceremony Brian Williams introduces 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

IN: SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Sheryn Posen, Chief Operating Officer, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
    Primary Phone: 416-720-1084
    Secondary Phone: 416-260-6789
    E-mail: sposen@cshof.ca