Powell River Sports Hall of Fame nominations close soon

Inaugural event honouring sporting heroes takes place in 2019

Just a few weeks remain to nominate local athletes for Powell River’s inaugural Sports Hall of Fame event. Nominations will be accepted until September 28.

“There are about a dozen applications on deck already,” said hall of fame committee chair Jim Palm.

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Nomination forms are posted on local websites, including City of Powell River, qathetRegional Districtand Powell River parks, recreation and culture department. Applications are also available at city hall, Powell River Recreation Complex, Taws and at the Peak.

Nominations received will first be vetted by an anonymous selection committee of five, said Palm.

“These are people born and raised in Powell River who are very familiar with the sporting background of the community,” he added.

The list will then have a second perusal by the larger public committee before nominees are announced. Thosenominated who are not selected this year will be put on a list for future consideration, according to Palm.

The hall of fame will be housed in Powell River Recreation Complex. Community volunteer John Spick is designing an area of the upper foyer and entrance to Hap Parker Arena.

“This is going to go a long way to refurbishing the entrance to the arena area, which will house the display,” said Palm.

The first group of inductees will be honoured at a banquet and community event planned for June 15, 2019.

“This is going to be a big event for the community,” added Palm. “We’re going to have a dinner, fill the arena with spectators and people can have a great evening honouring those past sporting heroes.”

 

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