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June 7, 2015 - The Annual NBSHF Induction and Awards Dinner continues to be a major community event. The 35th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner for the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame was held on May 2, 2015 at the Best Western. The 2015 Inductees were: Marcus Popp, Heather Chambers, Tom Cook, Don MacDonald, and Curt Rush. The famous Flying Fathers, hockey’ answer to the Harlem Globetrotters, raised over 3 million dollars for charity and was recognized as an Honoured Team. Thirteen Sport Awards were also handed out to 17 recipients and 1 team.

Over the past year the NBSHF Board has been busy with a number of projects along with the Annual Dinner. These include:

  • • The NBSHF moved to it’s new location in the North Concourse of Memorial Gardens. All of the member’s plaques, photo showcases, and some memorabilia displays have been moved to this location. Plans for three new display cases have been completed and are presently being constructed. These cases will be used in the concourse and in the NBSHF Lounge. Large historic sport photos have been included in both of these locations. The large plaques that were inside the arena, have now been relocated to the lobby.
  • The first two editions of the NBSHF Book "They Were Our Heroes" are close to being sold out. Orders for the book can still be made through Gullivers Book Store online or can be purchased at the store, or from Peter Handley at a cost of $20.00.
  • Work on the NBSHF Photo Archive continues and now includes approx. 4,500 scanned photos of sports history in North Bay. We continue to look for historic local sporting photos to scan into the archive. 
  • The Planning Committee is attempting to update their master address list for hall members. If you have moved or have an emall (we don't have emails addresses for many of our members) please send changes, updates to Brent Pigott - bepigott@sympatico.ca as soon as possible.

As part of its mandate to preserve North Bay’s sporting history, the NBSHF is interested in borrowing heritage sports photos in order to scan and archive them as well as present them to the public in the form of photo displays. If you have any historic photos that you would be willing to loan to the NBSHF contact Brent Pigott at 705-495-1463 or Pete Handley at 705-472-3573. The photos will be scanned into our system and the originals will be returned to you.  We are also interested in displaying sporting artifacts in our showcases at Memorial Gardens and Discovery North Bay.  If you are willing to loan or donate such items to the NBSHF, please contact any of the above named.

The NBSHF has been in operation since 1977 and is always looking for valid individuals to induct into the hall.  If you feel someone in your organization, or someone you know, is worthy of being considered, please find an application form and other information you require on this website.  You could also contact NBSHF Chair Bill Jacko at 705-476-1429 or Secretary Pete Handley at 705-472-3573 for further information or an application form.

The NBSHF continues to try to stay in touch with NBSHF Inductees. So that we can start to send out our notices electronically, inductees are asked to please forward your email address to bepigott@sympatico.ca .  Any biography updates, errors or omissions in the website biographies should be directed to Brent Pigott at the same email address listed above. 

In Memorium
The Board of Directors of the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame regretfully announces the passing away of NBSHF Member Herb Brown. We would like to extend deepest sympathies to his family.

North Bay Sports Hall of Fame