Usually, the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition holds an Induction Dinner to honour the most recent inductees every two years. The next Induction Dinner would normally be scheduled for 2021. However, given the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 situation, the Induction Dinner will be deferred, with the current thinking being to reschedule for 2022. More details will be provided as decisions are confirmed.
The most recent Induction Dinner took place July 13, 2019, at the Delhi Hungarian Hall. The 2019 induction dinner was a special occasion, as it marked the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition’s 25th anniversary.
The 2019 Induction Dinner honorees were as follows:
2017 Inductees: Sharon Gardner, John Lotus, John Macdonald, the late Richard Wood
2018 Inductees: David Baldock, the late Paul Davidson, David Edmonds, Jim Merrick and Peter Timpf .
These nine outstanding athletes, coaches and builders were recognized for their contribution to the rich sports history of Norfolk County.
To mark the Hall’s 25th anniversary, long-time Sports Hall board member and historian George Pond has written a book that includes the Sports Hall’s history to date, brief profiles of all the individual inductees, lists of teams inducted at the Reunion of Champions events, information about the Parade of Champions, and brief summaries of several of the events the Hall has supported, including Stanley Cup celebrations, the Olympic Torch Relay, Red Kelly Homecoming, and the Brimmer-Demeyere Golf Tournament. Books will be available for purchase locally, including through the branches of the Norfolk County Public Library.
The Sports Hall thanks the following companies and individuals for their generous sponsorship of the 2019 Induction Dinner event:
Bob Arthur and Family (Stonehenge Acres. Inc.)
Hoy’s Chinese Cuisine
98.9 my FM/Oldies 99.7
Malo Family Dentistry (Dr. Steven A. Malo/Dr. Ian A. Malo)
Norfolk Youth Basketball
Barry Malcolm, Certified Financial Planner
Norfolk County Public Library
Good Redden Klosler
Blue Star Ford Lincoln
The Barrel Restaurant
J. Edmonds and Associates
Strawberry Tyme Farms
The Laning Family