The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) announced its 2021 Induction Class on May 20. The class features five athletes, a builder and two teams. All six individual athletes were Olympians.
The2021 inductees are:
IN THE ATHLETE CATEGORY:
Justin Abdou (Moose Jaw) – Wrestling
Rod Boll (Fillmore) – Trapshooting
Colette Bourgonje (Porcupine Plain) – Track and Cross-Country Skiing
Kaylyn Kyle (Saskatoon) – Soccer
Lyndon Rush (Humboldt) – Bobsleigh
IN THE BUILDER CATEGORY:
Shannon Miller (Tisdale) – Hockey
IN THE TEAM CATEGORY:
2000-01 University of Regina Cougars Women’s Basketball Team
2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club
This class was selected in 2020, however, their induction was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will be officially enshrined at such a time that is appropriate and allows for safe communal gathering while following all provincial health guidelines. The SSHF Board has determined that there will not be an induction in 2021. We look forward to announcing an induction date when the above parameters are met.
In the meantime, Colette Bourgonje has joined inductees Ted Jaleta and Lisa Franks to take part in our Never Give Up outreach program. Delivered virtually for 2021, Never Give Up sees our inductees share their inspiring personal story of overcoming adversity with Grades 4-8 students. This year’s edition of the program saw all of our available spots fill in less than two days.
The SSHF currently offers three virtual tours and our Virtual Field Trip program allows our Education Coordinator to present a tour of our current exhibits through online streaming which has allowed students from across the province to experience the SSHF.