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scugog sports hall of fame induction ceremony april 21, 2022

The Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Committee celebrates and preserves the rich sporting history in Scugog and recognizes those individuals who have contributed to our sport legacy. 

The 2022 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Inductees have been announced! 


Mark your calendars! Join us for the 2022 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Scugog Community & Recreation Centre.

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April 21, 2022

2022 Induction Ceremony

Join us for the 2022 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Scugog Community and Recreation Centre. 

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October 12, 2021

Scugog Sports Hall of Fame - Nominations are Open!

Nominations are open for the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame!


Do you know someone who…

  • played a significant role in building a sport in Scugog?
  • an individual who has given of themselves to promote sports in Scugog?
  • an accomplished athlete or team whose achievements should be recognized?
  • a pioneer who worked behind the scenes in the first 5 years of establishing a sport in Scugog?

Visit to submit a nomination and learn more about the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame.

The 2022 Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Scugog Community and Recreation Centre.




Media Contact: Lori Bowers, Director of Community Services
905.985.7346 ext. 132


September 2, 2020

COVID-19 leads Township to cancel 2020 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Township of Scugog is postponing the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 Induction Ceremony, which traditionally runs in November, due to the restrictions in place to manage the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“The Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is a joyous community celebration meant to honour and perpetuate the names and deeds of our local athletes, teams and sponsors whose athletic endeavours have brought fame to our community and to themselves, and of those whose interest in and work for sports has resulted in a climate which has benefited athletes and athletics,” says Sports Hall of Fame committee chair Ryan Rogers.

“With an attention on community health and the worries incumbent with community gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee believes we should postpone further induction ceremonies until we can assemble safely and give our inductees the proper celebration they deserve.”

The Induction Ceremony is continuously interested in hearing from the community about potential inductees to the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame, or anyone interested in getting more involved with the committee as a member or volunteer.

To contact the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame, or nominate an athlete or builder worthy of induction, visit, call 905-985-8698 or email

October 17, 2019 

Township inducting new members into Scugog Sports Hall of Fame

The Scugog Sports Hall of Fame celebrates its 13th season November 7 by inducting hockey standout Casey Vanschagen, former president of Port Perry District Minor Softball Carolyn Best, the 1994/95 Port Perry IGA Junior A Ringette Team, and the Warriner Curling Team into the Hall.

Join the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Committee for its induction ceremony, to learn more about our inductees and celebrate their careers and sports in Scugog Township at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the induction ceremony begins at 7 p.m. The event is free to attend, and includes a cash bar, silent auction, a performance by comedian Freddy Proia and a memorable evening suitable for the whole family.

Carolyn Best - Builder

Carolyn Best was described as a trailblazer by her fellow minor softball organizers, who put her heart and soul into promoting minor softball. She served as president of Port Perry and District Minor Softball from 1986-1991 and was important to the growth of softball in Port Perry, as well as a strong advocate for additional diamonds to be installed throughout the town.

Under Best’s leadership, new diamonds and backstops were installed at R. H. Cornish Public School, Prince Albert Public School, S. A. Cawker Public School and a three-diamond complex built behind the arena. The Carolyn Best Memorial Diamonds were dedicated in her name in June 1998, commemorating her hard work and determination, without which, they may never have been built.

Carolyn’s son Jason Best is available for media inquiries. His contact information is available upon request.

Casey Vanschagen – Athlete 

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Casey Vanschagen hoisting the Dutch Cup. Photo courtesy of Thijs de Witte.

Casey “Shags” Vanschagen is a Port Perry High School alumnus, whose career began in Port Perry Minor Hockey, where he won the Eastern Ontario Championships with the Pearce Auctions’ team in 1986, and the All-Ontario Peewee Championship with the Legionnaires in 1992. He earned the title of Rookie of the Year with the Mojacks in 1997, along with the Dan Slugget Award that same year.

Also throughout his career, Vanschagen played in four leagues, winning a championship with the Weyburn Red Wings in 2001, the Dutch Cup three times between 2006 and 2011 with the Tilburg Trappers, and the Dutch Championships in 2007 and 2008.





1994-95 Port Perry IGA Ringette Team - Team

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Back Row: (l to r) Brian Shanley (assistant coach), Jennifer Nolan (Elliot), Brooke Riopel (Shanley), Janine Hammond, Janna Senyk, Bonni-Jo Tutton (Norton), Natasha Burgess, Walter Senyk (coach), Dianne Hooker (assistant coach) 

Front Row: (l to r) Laurie Senyk (manager), Shona Parliament (Moase), Lisa Bonser, Cara Maltby (Vander Slagt), Kat Senyk, Diane Lusted (Vanderligt), Laura Heasman (Hooker), Dana Johnston (Hooker). Photo provided by Diane Hooker. 

The Port Perry IGA Juniors were known across Ontario as “the tough little team from Port Perry,” composed of 13 teenage women, whose confidence and resilience earned them a Provincial Championship in their 1994/95 season.

Losing their first two games of the tournament against the province’s top teams in Pembroke and Seaforth, the young women returned to the ice to battle teams from Keewatin, Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie, earning a reputation as “the comeback kids.”

In the semi-finals, the exhausted team had to tackle the Seaforth team again, to qualify for a rematch against Pembroke. The 1994-95 Port Perry IGA Ringette Team is remembered fondly by their coaches as the team that wouldn’t quit, coming all the way back from losing their first two games, to winning the championships. 

Cara Maltby, Bonni-Jo Totten and Kat Senyk are available for media inquiries. Their contact information is available upon request.


Team Warriner (Curling) – Team

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From left, Garnet Warriner, Bill Cornish, Peter Warren and Bob Leach. Photo courtesy of the Port Perry Curling Club.

The Port Perry rink of Garnet Warriner (skip), Bill Cornish (vice), Peter Warren (second) and Bob Leach (lead) are respected individual curlers, and as a foursome who started competing together in 2001, they were feared at local and provincial bonspiels. Often when they didn’t enter a tournament, other teams would thank them for not showing up so that they could have a chance at winning!

Team Warriner travelled all around Ontario proudly representing both the Port Perry Curling Club and the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Perry Branch 419, placing second in the Ontario Masters (over 60) in 2004, and winning the zone finals in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011.

Their greatest accomplishment came in 2005, as they won the zone and district championships, and then the Ontario Legion Curling Provincials, which qualified them as the Ontario representatives in the Dominion Playdowns (a National title). They finished fourth overall in Canada at that bonspiel.

Garnet Warriner and Peter Warren are available for media inquiries. Their contact information is available upon request.


For more information on the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Committee, or to nominate an athlete or builder worthy of induction, visit, call 905-985-8698 or email