On June 14, 2018, the Class of 2018 Inductees came together at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary for a Gala fundraiser. The Class of 2018 includes: Jeff Adams (Para-Athletics), Damon Allen (Football), Chandra Crawford (Cross Country Skiing), the late Mary Baker (Baseball), Alexandre Despatie (Diving), Dave Keon (Ice Hockey), Dr. Sandra Kirby (Builder, Sport Administration), and Wilton Littlechild (Builder, Indigenous Peoples' Sports).
This was Calgary's only opportunity to meet the Class of 2018, who will be officially inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in at the 2018 Induction Celebrations in Toronto on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Proceeds from the Gala will be used to create a digital mini-series "Inspiring Canadians and Their Role Models." 2018 marks the second year of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s, #InspireCanada campaign.
The morning began with a media conference introducing the Class of 2018 to Calgary. We unveiled the cover of our 7th children’s book created in partnership with Literacy for Life and Schlumberger Canada. This book features the stories of our Class of 2018 Inductees along with a short novel written by Alberta author, Sigmund Brouwer. The book will be distributed to 10,000 youth who visit Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in the upcoming year in hopes of inspiring them to be the best they can be in sport, school, work, and life. In addition, Stephanie Dixon, Honoured Member and Paralympic Swimmer spoke to the audience of students this morning from St. Joan of Arc School in Calgary, on the importance of dedication in sports and the values they instill.
Please see some highlight photos of the event below.
Stay tuned for details about 2019's #InspireCanada Gala