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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. 

Mark your calendars! Join us for the 2023 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Scugog Community & Recreation Centre! Nominations are being accepted until September 1, 2022.

SCUGOG SPORTS HALL OF FAME UPDATE

Plans are underway for the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony event scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2023. As always, the Hall will need sponsors to make this event extraordinary for all inductees and the community. We expect the event this year to surpass the success of the 2022 event.

Nominations are under review and the selection committee expects to announce the 2023 inductees by early January.

The Scugog Arena Pad 2 HOF exhibit has been updated and is now open for viewing. The theme this season is celebrating the histories of Junior C Hockey in Port Perry (Flamingos, Mojacks and Lumberjacks), minor hockey in Scugog and past and present winter sports of Scugog. Each of the cases display some of the many artifacts that make up the HOF collection.

Gary Hill Auctions will be hosting an online auction in November to raise funds to support the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame. We need donations of products or services for this auction by October 21. To donate an item or a service for the auction or to inquire about sponsorship contact: liashbridge@gmail.com

Stay tuned for more great news about the Scugog Sports Hall of Fame and upcoming events

 

 The 2022 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame Ceremonies Were a Success!
On Thursday April 21, 2022, the Sports Hall of Fame celebrated 15 years and held the annual Induction Ceremony. The attendance was outstanding following a two year hiatus due to Covid lockdowns. After much uncertainty during the planning, the Province lifted most of the mandates in time for us to proceed with relative normality with the event.   

This year, as Keynote Speaker, Gary Edgar shared his story growing up on Scugog Island, participating in athletics in school, winning the Tom Longboat Regional award, teaching and coaching in Durham Region and contributing as a valued volunteer in his community.

The Hall of Fame recognized the following individuals as Inductees:

Builder: Kate Beirness for her outstanding media career as a sports broadcaster and her founding of the MARK program that empowers young female leaders. The award was sponsored by Debbie Taylor, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate.

Athletes: The Roberts Family- Ian Roberts, Kelly Plitz, Waylon Roberts for their devotion to the sport of equestrianism. Each of them has significant accomplishments in the sport having represented Canada in multiple international competitions. The award was sponsored by Brian Callery, The Callery Group and Village Décor Shoppe.

Team: A team of teachers/coaches who inspired young athletes in the 70s and 80s during their tenures at RH Cornish Public School in Port Perry. This team included: Dave Brownson, Graham Hewitt, John Hinch, Jim Justynski, Reg Philip, Clive Roane, Ken Smart, Rob Smart and Darla Thomas(Sells). The award was sponsored by Doug Scott, Precision Construction. 

Youth Excellence Certificates were also presented to two Scugog youth who are showing great promise in their chosen sports: Alexandra McDougall in Cross Country Running and Justin Matthews in Golf. The award was sponsored by Bob Young, Robert Young Stables. 

For the first time, this year, local sports organizations were asked to submit names of volunteers who have made significant contributions to their organization. The following volunteers were recognized by the Hall of Fame:

Jackie Barr - Scugog Women’s Hockey League
Ian Morrison - Durham Rowing Club
Ann Powell - Port Perry Tennis Club
Dawn Price - Cartwright Soccer
Dave Weller - Port Perry Minor Softball Association

The following organizations celebrating anniversaries were added to the plaque donated by the Lake Scugog Historical Society:
Blackstock Men’s Hockey League - 25 years
Port Perry Snowmobile Club - 50 years
Port Perry MoJacks - 50 years

 

Check out the ceremony through our event gallery!


Plans are underway for the 2023 Induction Ceremony to be held on Thursday April 20, 2023. Mark your calendar and join us to honour our past, inspire our future and celebrate those who contribute to sports in Scugog.

Help us select the next group of inductees by submitting a nomination for Builder, Athlete or Team.

We are also interested in hearing about Scugog youth (18 and under) who are excelling at their chosen sport to be recognized as part of our Youth Excellence and Achievement Program. Send an email to recreation@scugog with details.

Organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2023 can contact Scugog Township to be included on our Special Anniversary Plaque and to be recognized at the event in April 2023.

Sports organizations are invited to provide a one page submission highlighting a volunteer who is or has significantly contributed to their organization. Email submission to liashbridge@gmail.com

 

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April 20, 2023

2023 Induction Ceremony

The 2023 Scugog Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies have been confirmed! The ceremonies will be taking place Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre.

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April 21, 2022

2022 Induction Ceremony

2022 SCUGOG SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION A ROUSING SUCCESS

Thursday, April 21 saw the induction of the latest round of people called to the Hall. The Scugog Hall of Fame that is. A crowd of over 200 witnessed the induction of Ian Roberts, Kelly Plitz, Waylon Roberts, Kate Bierness and the Teachers/Coaches of R.H.Cornish. Pretty powerful evening. Keynote speaker Gary Edgar regaled with stories of his youth and getting to where he ended up. Ian Roberts gave a short heart-felt speech about what the induction meant to their family. There were also acknowledgements made for up and coming athletes Alexandra McDougall and Justin Matthews. Volunteer efforts were also acknowledged with tributes being paid to Jackie Barr, Ian Morrison, Ann Powell, Dawn Price and Dave Weller. As well some milestones were noted. Port Perry Snowmobile Cub for its 50 year anniversary, Blackstock Men’s Hockey League for 25 years, and the Flamingo Pastries/Mojacks Junior C Hockey Club for its 50th anniversary. Some very impressive and long-standing numbers there. HOF Chair Leanne Ashbridge was pleased with the event. “We were very impressed with the number of people who appreciate the significance of honouring our sports history and who chose to be a part of this year’s event. Every year we strive to make this a must attend event and with the help of our amazing committee hopefully we reach that goal. It just makes total sense to honour the great achievements of our local athletes.” Ashbridge added an important note. “I would like to mention that we are seeking a sponsor or sponsors for our summer exhibit that will be on display in the next few weeks. And a call for nominations so that we can start preparing for the event next year.”

This year marked the first time sponsors were backing presentations. Robert Young Stables, The Callery Group/Village Decor Shoppe, Debbie Taylor from Royal Lepage Frank, Precision Construction and Lake Scugog Historical Society all sponsored categories for presentation. The Hall appreciates all sponsors for stepping up and helping a most worthy cause.

That’s the thing about this group that separates it from the pack. They are always looking to next year and how to improve the overall experience. Given that this little gem is in our own backyard feel free to send donations or maybe even sponsorship dollars. They all help out. You can find more information for both how to nominate someone for the Hall or to donate at : www.scugog.ca/sportshalloffame or contact Community Services at 905-985-8698.

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