Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

October 31, 2005 14:15 ET

Media Advisory: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Sold Out Attention: Assignment Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor, Sports Editor TORONTO, ON--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 31, 2005) - More than 850 people will attend Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Induction Gala on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

The sold-out crowd will watch as baseball executive Paul Beeston, journalist George Gross, cyclists Steve Bauer and Curt Harnett, speed skater Catriona Le May Doan, All-Star Montreal Expo pitcher Claude Raymond and Team Canada '72, winners of the classic Summit Series vs. the Soviet Union are inducted.

The Tom Cheek Media Leadership Award and the Dr. Tom Pashby Sports Safety Award will also be presented at the Dinner.

Media Accreditation Procedures:
Credentials will be required for this event, so media are asked to request credentials in advance. Please send the name of journalist, and the media organization represented, along with contact information to:

For special requirements, please contact: Sheryn Posen, at 416-260-6789.

Due to space limitations, ENG cameras positions at the gala dinner will be restricted to one camera/broadcasting family.

Media / Photo Opportunities:

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.: Press Conference, Tudor Room, Mezzanine Level, Fairmont Royal York hotel
All 6 Individual inductees and 1 representative of Team Canada will participate in a formal press conference followed by one-on-one interview opportunities

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

7:00 - 10:15 p.m.: Gala Dinner - media room available - Toronto Room

7:15 p.m.: Presentation of Dr. Thomas Pashby Safety Award to Dr. Karen Johnston

7:20 p.m.: Presentation of Tom Cheek Media Leadership Award

7:30 p.m.: Dinner

8:20 p.m.: Honoured Members Introduction and Group Photo on stage

8:35 p.m.: Induction Ceremonies:
Steve Bauer
Paul Beeston
Catriona Le May Doan
George Gross
Curt Harnett
Claude Raymond
Team Canada 1972

10:15 p.m.: Post Dinner Reception

Induction Procedures:
All 2005 inductees will be called to the stage.
Master of Ceremonies Brian Williams will introduce each inductee followed by a video vignette.
The inductee is then presented with the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame blazer and watch.
The inductee will follow with his/her acceptance speech.

Members of Team Canada 1972 will be inducted in groups of three at a time. Rod Seiling will speak on behalf of Team Canada 1972.

/For further information: Accreditation Requests:

Contact Information

  • Sheryn Posen, Chief Operating Officer
    Primary Phone: 416-260-6789