Jan 29, 2019
When the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame holds its next induction banquet, a dozen of the city's most promising up-and-coming athletes will be recognized with Youth Excellence Awards.
The PGSHOF revealed the list of names on Tuesday. Youth Excellence Award winners who will be honoured during the March 30 gathering at the Hart Community Centre are: Colburn Pearce (basketball); Kimiko Kamstra (judo); Jonah Brittons (motocross); Ben Hendrickson (five-pin bowling); Natasha Kozlowski (golf); Anna MacDonald (trampoline); Eric Orlowsky (speed skating); Derian Potskin (baseball and fastball); Ainslee Rushton (lacrosse); Matthew Shand (volleyball); Zenze Stanley-Jones (wrestling); and Jordan Vertue (swimming).
The fathers of Pearce and Kamstra - Matt and Bruce respectively - are members of the PGSHOF. Matt Pearce, a former Canadian Football League player and a Grey Cup champion, was inducted in 1999. Bruce Kamstra, a national judo champion, entered the hall one year later, in 2000.
Previous Youth Excellence Award winners include: Olympian Meryeta O'Dine (2016); Olympian Sarah Beaudry (2012); Stanley Cup champion Brett Connolly (2010); Olympians Alyx Treasure and Megan Tandy (2007); national-team baseball player Amanda Asay (2007); national boxing champion Kenny Lally (2007); and Olympian Chris Wong (1999).
On the night of March 30, the PGSHOF will also welcome its newest inductees: Cliff Hucul (auto racing); Brian Martinson (track and field); and Elisha Williams (wheelchair basketball).
Courtesy of Prince George Citizen
Jan 9, 2019
The Prince George Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce its inductees for 2019. They are:
Brian Martinson, coach/builder, track and field;
Cliff Hucul, athlete, auto racing;
Elisha Williams, athlete, wheelchair basketball.
The 2019 induction banquet is March 30 at the Hart Community Centre. Ticket information will be released soon. On the same night, the PGSHOF will be recognizing 12 youth athletes with Youth Excellence Awards.
Membership in the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame now stands at 78. The board of directors would like to thank the community for the top-quality nominations for 2019.
Jan 19, 2018
The Prince George Sports Hall of Fame will not be holding an induction banquet in 2018. Plans are in the works for 2019, and, to make the event a reality, the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame Society is requesting nominations for induction from the public.
Nominee categories include an athlete, coach, builder and administrator. Nomination forms are available for download on this site. The deadline for submitting nominations is Sept. 30, 2018.
Please help keep the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame alive. Submit your nomination today!
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.