WINNIPEG, MB – The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is thrilled to announce that one of the best athletes in the world, Clara Hughes, will join its class of 2012 inductees at the 33rd Annual Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies presented by RBC Royal Bank.
“Not only is Clara an exceptional athlete but also a tremendous role model for our province and deserves the highest honour we can bestow upon her,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO, Sport Manitoba. “When she announced her retirement we felt that it was important to honour her unparalleled athletic career as quickly as we could.”
“As one of the greatest Canadian athletes of all time, and the only athlete in the world to win multiple medals in both a summer and winter Olympics, this was an easy decision.” stated Don Pincock, President, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. “Clara has been contributing to our museum collection for a number of years and her induction was just a matter of time.”
On November 3, 2012, Hughes will join five athletes, two builders and two teams as part of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame 33rd Annual Induction Ceremonies presented by RBC. The 2012 inductees are:
Ed BELFOUR Athlete Hockey
Morris GLIMCHER Builder All Round
Kelly HAND Athlete Sailing
Clara HUGHES Athlete Cycling/Speed Skating
Michael IRELAND Athlete Speed Skating
Harry LANGFORD Athlete Football
Sandy (NEWSHAM) MASKIW Athlete Softball
Grant STANDBROOK Builder All Round
1978 & 80 University of Manitoba Bisons Team Volleyball
1992-95 University of Winnipeg Wesmen Team Basketball
Ticket and event information can be found at: http://www.sportmanitoba.ca/inductionceremonies
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is a registered charitable organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Its mandate is to preserve, celebrate and showcase the history and heritage of sport excellence and achievement in Manitoba.
Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Power Smart Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Centre, Sport Performance Centre, and Sport Resource Centre.
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