On November 12 the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame held its thirty-seventh annual Induction Awards Night at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. Over 600 people attended the event, which was hosted by CBC Sports broadcaster Bruce Rainnie. The induction class of 2016 included five athletes and two builders.
The Hall of Fame was very pleased to honour three-time Olympian and two-time World Champion kayaker Karen Furneaux, Olympic medallist and two-time World Champion rower Tracy Cameron, long-time professional soccer player and former Team Canada captain Ante Jazic, a member of Canada’s first national baseball team to win an international medal and four-time Nova Scotia men’s amateur golf champion Leon Carter, and three-time Olympic qualifying and world record setting hammer thrower Simon Gillis (who first competed in the Olympics in 1904). The Hall was also excited to recognize Fred MacGillivray, who brought many international calibre sport events to Halifax and also served as Chair of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, and David Fry, who coached swimming for 40 years and produced three Olympians and an unmatched winning streak for Dalhousie University’s varsity teams.
The full Induction program can be found here: http://www.nsshf.com/Portals/7/docs/2016_NSSHF_Program_Final_web.pdf
The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame nomination criteria and selection process can be found here: http://www.nsshf.com/Inductees/Nominations/tabid/542/Default.aspx
The deadline for 2017 inductee nominations is January 31, 2017.