Every two years, the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition holds an Induction Dinner to honour the most recent inductees.
This year’s dinner will take place July 13, 2019, at the Delhi Hungarian Hall. The 2019 induction dinner is a special occasion, as it marks the Norfolk County Sports Hall of Recognition’s 25th anniversary. The venue opens at 4 p.m., with the evening programme beginning at 5 p.m. with the Parade of Inductees. Attire is business/semi formal, and advance purchase tickets are required. (Ticket sales are now concluded).
This year’s honorees are 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 are being 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 and George will be on hand to autograph copies of the book for those who wish it.
As part of the evening’s events, a brief slide show highlighting some of the Sports Hall’s past events will be shown.
The Sports Hall thanks the following companies and individuals for their generous sponsorship of this year’s 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