Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

October 15, 2008 08:01 ET

Media Accreditation Sports Hall of Fame 2008 Induction

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. 15, 2008) - Entering the Sports Hall as athletes this year are former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, the 4X100 relay team that won gold at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta (Donovan Bailey, Carlton Chambers, Robert Esmie, Glenroy Gilbert and Bruny Surin), swimmer Nancy Garapick, speed-skater Marc Gagnon and hockey's Steve Yzerman. Figure-skating's David Dore and baseball's Pat Gillick will join them on the podium for induction as Builders. They will be honoured at the Induction Gala on Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Biographies of all Inductees may be found on the Hall website:

Photo Session

3:15 p.m. Group photo of 2008 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 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 2008 inductees

3:30 p.m. Press Conference, Tudor Room 7, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
All 11 inductees will participate in the formal press conference followed by individual opportunities for interviews

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

6:15 p.m. All CSHOF Honoured Members in attendance and 2008 Inductees gather in Toronto Room for group photo.

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

7:25 p.m. Induction Ceremonies - Builders:
* David Dore
* Pat Gillick

8:40 p.m. Induction Ceremonies - Athletes:
* Marc Gagnon
* Nancy Garapick
* Lennox Lewis
* Steve Yzerman
* 1996 4x100 Relay Team

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

Contacts: Barb MacDonald 613-521-7314 613-858-7314 (cell)
Sheryn Posen 416-260-6789 416-720-1084 (cell)


Contact Information

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