Prince George Sports Hall of Fame

The Prince George Sports Hall of Fame

The Prince George Sports Hall of Fame originated in 1996 when a group of local sports enthusiasts came together with the dream of creating a Hall of Fame to recognize the city's and district's top athletes, builders and teams.

On the board were Neil King (Chair), Shirley Gratton, Neil Fowlie, Mike Jenkins, Ken Pineo, Bette McKay, Geoff Paynton, Ken Stanyer, Dave McWalter and Brian Kelly. It is because of these dedicated sports enthusiasts that the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame is a reality.

Since its creation, the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 75 individuals and two teams in 24 sports.

We currently have displays of our inductees at the CN Centre Connector, the Northern Sport Centre at UNBC, the Aquatic Centre and at Exploration Place. A number of local businesses also have displays of our inductees. Our next major step is to find a "permanent home."

As our city grows and matures so does the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame.

2016 Board of Directors

The Present Board of Directors includes:
Gale Russell (President); Dick Zarek (Secretary); Barry Williams (Vice President); Ken Pineo (Treasurer); Bernard Martin; Dick Voneugen; Jason Peters; Kelly Sharp; Ron Neukomm; Shirley Gratton; Shafeed Rahman; Kathy Mears; and Andrea Johnson.

Recent News

Prince George Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

Feb 9, 2016

The 2016 Prince George Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet was held April 30 at the Hart Community Centre.

Our inductees this year were: Orv Claffey, hockey pioneer; Charlie Ghostkeeper, fastball coach and builder; Nino Fabbro, fastball coach and builder; and Audrey Foster, baseball/hockey administrator.

The same night, we recognized 12 local athletes with Youth Excellence Awards. This year, the awards went to Tyrell Laing (basketball), Brogan O'Brien (hockey), Ryan Gaiesky (track and field), Rylan Matters (football), Josiah Binnema (swimming), Evan Bichon (snowboarding), Hallie Drezet (volleyball), Jadyn Arnett (five-pin bowling), Hannah Esopenko (swimming), Tristina Howse (wrestling), Meryeta O'Dine (snowboarding) and Lavanna Laass (judo).

Congratulations to all, and thank you to everyone who attended the banquet. A special thanks to guest speaker Andy Beesley. 


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