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INDUCTION CEREMONIES (Posted On: Tuesday, October 02, 2012)

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Saturday, October 20, 2012-Strong advance ticket sales forecast the largest turnout in recent years for the 19th bi-annual COLLINGWOOD SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONIES hosted at the Collingwood Legion – Branch #63.

This year, Elliotte Friedman from the CBC – Hockey Night in Canada is the featured guest speaker.

Recognized as one of Canada’s hardest working sports’ commentators, Elliotte Friedman has a unique perspective on success, derived from countless hours interviewing and interacting with players and coaches behind the scenes and off the ice. Joining the CBC in October 2003, he appears on the Saturday broadcasts of Hockey Night in Canada as host of Inside Hockey and appears on the segment - The Headliners. Before joining the CBC, Friedman began his professional broadcast career in 1994 with the Fan 590 doing play-by-play for Toronto Raptors games on both radio and television and reported on Toronto Blue Jays games in1998. During his career, Friedman has covered 4 Olympic Games, the World Series, and every Stanley Cup since 1998.

Sales for the Limited Edition - Sports Personalities of Collingwood will be presold for a Christmas release. Composed by Roger Hannon, this hard cover book features all honoured athletes, teams and builders through to the most current Inductees in 2012. Priced at $75.00, this book will feature updated biographies and numerous photos of Collingwood’s illustrious sports history.

The following agenda is planned for the evening:

6:15 p.m. - Cocktails
6:45 p.m. - Parade of Inductees
7:00 p.m. - Master of Ceremonies – John Kirby

Official Welcome & Introduction of VIP's, Directors, Hall of Fame Members

7:15 p.m. - Dinner
8:00 p.m. - Hall of Fame – Official Book Relaunch
8:15 p.m. - Sports Hall of Fame – Team Induction Ceremonies
2011 CCI ‘Fighting Owls’ Junior Football Team
2011-12 Collingwood Blackhawk Atom A Hockey Team
8:30 p.m. - Guest Speaker – Elliotte Friedman (CBC – Hockey Night in Canada)
8:45 p.m. - Sports Hall of Fame - Induction Ceremonies
Brian Bailey Builder – Youth Sailing
Brian French Athlete – Golf
Mike Jackson Athlete – Golf
David McKechnie Athlete – Swimming
Adrian van den Hoven Athlete – Sailing/Racing
9:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks

Tickets are priced at $40. They can be purchased from any Director or at the Collingwood Town Hall Chambers – Leisure Services and
Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club. Revenues generated from ticket sales assist in the Hall’s continued operations.

For further information, please contact:
Mark Rich, Chairman -Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame
(705) 443-5504 or (705) 444-7761
Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame Directors: Marie Stephenson, Jim Malley, Dave Chandler, Dave Labelle, Harold Reid, Donna Brock, Sandy Cunningham.



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