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Class of 2016 Receives Canada's Highest Sporting Honour

TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, November 1, the Class of 2016 – comprised of six athletes and one sport "Builder" – will be formally inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame during a Gala presented by Canadian Tire. The day's celebrations commence with the official presentation of the inductees' Honoured Member jacket, a symbol of Canada's highest sporting honour. Inductees will give short remarks and be available for photos and media interviews following the media conference.

The Class of 2016 includes:

  • Bryan Trottier, seven-time Stanley Cup winner, Ice Hockey
  • Sue Holloway, four-time Olympian, and the first woman to represent Canada at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in the same year, Canoe-Kayak and Cross Country Skiing
  • Annie Perreault, three-time Olympian and double Olympic Gold medallist, Speed Skating
  • Dr. Frank Hayden, creator of the worldwide Special Olympics Movement, Builder
  • Stephanie Dixon,19-time Paralympic medallist and world record holder, Para-swimming
  • Colleen Jones, two-time World Champion and youngest skip to ever win a Canadian Women's Championship, Curling 
  • Michael "Pinball" Clemons, four-time Grey Cup Champion with the Toronto Argonauts, Football


Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Induction Celebrations: Honoured Member jacket presentation and media conference     


Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EST)


Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Third Floor: The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre

145 Queen Street West, Toronto ON M5H 4G1


Class of 2016 Inductees

Colin MacDonald, Chair of the Board of Governors, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Mario Siciliano, President and CEO, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Mark Tewksbury, Olympic Gold Medallist, Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member and Emcee



For further information: FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REQUEST A PHOTO, please contact: Canada's Sports Hall of Fame: Marnie Krell, Marketing and Communications Manager, C: 403.437.0939, E: mkrell@cshof.ca; Canadian Tire: Julia Wilkinson, Communications Advisor, C: 416.464.2794, E: julia.wilkinson@cantire.com