The Board of the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that well-known CBC broadcaster and long-time Hall volunteer Bruce Rainnie will be the next Executive Director. He will take over for Bill Robinson, who is retiring after a stellar 34-year career leading the Hall.
Rainnie, a native of Dartmouth, N.S., has covered sport at the professional and amateur levels for the past three decades. Bruce is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports. Along with being a regular host on Hockey Night in Canada, he has broadcast seven Olympic Games.
“These experiences have allowed me to witness up close what makes great programs and how sport plays an important role in the development of our youth.” says Rainnie. “They’ve also taught me how to interact with athletes, coaches and administrators in the manner that brings out their best.”
Rainnie has also been the emcee of many major functions for the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame over the past 18 years, most notably the Hall of Fame’s Annual Induction Ceremonies.
“Bruce has excellent relationships with the Hall of Fame staff and stakeholders, and has unique insight into the importance of the Hall and how it operates,” says CEO Bill Robinson. “He is a great communicator, a natural leader, and has a reputation based on fairness, humour, and respect for others.”
“Bruce was chosen after an extensive and thorough search process, led by a committee of the Board of Directors, and chaired by Ian Sullivan of Venor,” added Board Chair Rob Randall. “We know Bruce will continue our wonderful relationships with the Nova Scotia sport and business communities.”
“My goals are simple,” says Rainnie. “I want the Hall of Fame to remain a premier museum destination and the best provincial Sport Hall of Fame in Canada. I want anyone who visits to leave inspired, with a clear sense of just how accomplished and dedicated the best Nova Scotia athletes and builders are.”
Bruce Rainnie begins his new position on Monday, May 1, 2017.
For interview requests contact:
Manager – Facility and Programs
Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame
Ph after 5pm: (902) 489-4509