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Gala du Musée Inspire Canada - Calgary

 

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame lives at the intersection of sport and culture, encouraging all Canadians to embrace Canada’s competitive spirit as their own. We champion our Hall of Famer’s as they commit their purpose, passion and values to their communities – a ripple effect that unites us beyond sport.

The Inspire Canada Museum Gala raises funds for our Education initiatives. We deliver engaging programs for students to experience Canada's rich sporting history in our galleries and with our Virtual Visits. The museum includes dozens of hands-on interactive activities (from wheelchair racing to sports broadcasting), a theatre screening our inspiring “Canada’s Greatest Sport Moments” and sharing other films and speakers, and a green screen studio to create live interactions with schools across Canada.

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is a Not-for-Profit Organization and accredited Museum. A portion of each ticket or sponsorship will go toward building Canada through sport by providing sport educational and cultural experiences.
Charitable registration #118828631 RR0001

To buy tickets please email gala@cshof.ca 


 

  • 8 tickets to Reception and Gala
  • Name recognition on reception area screens/web

* $250 Individuals and $150 Not for Profit (charitable registration required)

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame supports a wider community and looks forward to individuals and groups joining us to build Canada through sport. Individuals can be seated with other ticket holders upon request, pending availability, up to 1 week in advance of the event.  Tax receipt available


 

About our emcee Dave Kelly

As a TV Host, Dave has interviewed over 23,000 guests – from kids to presidents. Nominated four times, Dave has twice won the AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association) award as “Best Television Host” for his work on Citytv’s Breakfast Television, Calgary’s most dynamic morning television show.

As a host of live events, Dave has travelled around the world to engage in compelling conversations with people as varied as HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad  of Jordan, Order of Canada Recipient and Canadian business icon Jim Pattison, and former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf. He has also been hired to lead unique panel conversations with executives from many of Canada’s top companies.

Dave is also an accomplished actor, playwright and, as long as we don’t bring up toilet training, a very accomplished parent of two great kids.

ABOUT OUR MUSICAL GUEST TREVOR PANZCEK

Trevor Panczak (pan*zak) is an award winning country music entertainer who grew up on a farm south of Magrath, Alberta. He is a talented songwriter & vocalist but what brings it all together under his cowboy hat and out of his 6 foot 6 inch frame, is his natural ability to connect with an audience. His laid back humour, smooth voice and charming stage presence leaves a lasting impression. 

Trevor strives to bring people together through his music, personality and community spirit. True to his farm roots, Trevor believes he is here to not just entertain, but to give back. Over the past 4 years he has helped raise over $400,000 for numerous charities such as Big Hearted Cowboys, Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association, Rotary and S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance. Trevor Panczak truly is the real deal. His talent and core values are synonymous with the spirit of country music and his professionalism and charisma are why his star continues to shine.  

For Trevor Panczak music, tour schedule and more, visit Trevortown.com

About our honourary co-chair Cassie Campbell-Pascall

Cassie Campbell is a star for Team Canada, leading women’s hockey for 12 years on the ice and credited with huge influence on women’s hockey off the ice. Her important role in developing  women’s hockey in its formative years started with the national team in 1994. By the time she retired after the 2006 Olympics in Turin she had won two Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver, six World Championships golds, and one World Championship silver. She represents a sport that has matured and developed, has a remarkable impact on Canadian society, and helps shape the minds and bodies of young girls who now have Campbell and her teammates as role models.

About our honourary co-chair Heather Culbert

With over 27 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, Ms. Culbert has held senior positions and was formerly the Senior Vice President of Corporate Services at Enerplus, a mid-sized oil and gas company.

Heather serves as Chair of the SAIT Board of Governors, as well as serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Export Development Canada (EDC).  She is a director on the Board of Whitecap Resources Inc., on the Board of the United Way World Leadership Council and is an Ex Officio member of the Board of United Way Calgary and Area.

Heather has been an active volunteer and philanthropist for many years and has founded the Women on Boards initiative in Alberta.  She has served as Board Chair of United Way of Calgary and Area, as a trustee of the Alberta Cancer Foundation, as a founder of C5 (Concerned Citizens for the Calgary Cancer Centre), Board Chair of the Alliance to End Violence, and Campaign Chair of the SAIT Promising Futures Campaign (phase II).  


About the Nomination Process

The public is invited to submit nominations for any individual, team, official, coach or organizer contributing to sports in Canada at the National level or higher. Every year, nominations received by January 15, 2019  that meet the criteria are forwarded to our Selection Committee for consideration to the Hall of Fame. The selected Inductees for each year are introduced to the media on the day of the Museum Gala in May and their official Induction as Hall of Famers in October.

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