Calgary Lawyer Colin MacDonald Named Board Chair for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
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April 16, 2012
Calgary Lawyer Colin MacDonald Named Board Chair for
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
—New Board Chair joins new President and CEO in leading Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame—
CALGARY— Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame board member Colin MacDonald has been named its’ new chairman, joining new president and CEO Mario Siciliano, in leading the organization. MacDonald, a partner in Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, has been a board member since April 2011 and part of the team to oversee the completion of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s new building at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
“Not only is Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame an amazing new attraction to Calgary, but it is also an established and beloved national sport organization dedicated to inspiring Canadians, celebrating sport legends and preserving Canada’s greatest sport moments. I am very proud to take on this new role and help develop exciting new programs and make our collection of over 95,000 artefacts accessible across the country,” said MacDonald.
“We are very excited to welcome Colin as the new chairman of the board. He has extensive experience as a great leader and will be a great asset in this role as we continue to attract and inspire more and more visitors at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame,” said Mario Siciliano, President and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. “Now that our new home is open to the public, we look forward to bringing the inspiring stories of our country’s greatest moments in sport to all parts of Canada.”
MacDonald’s experience includes ten years serving on WinSport Canada’s board of directors and a term as board chair. He has also been a board member with Terra Energy Corporation, St. Francis Xavier University, the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, Athletics Canada, the Nova Scotia Track and Field Association, and served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. He is a certified member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Roger Jackson, the former chairman of the board, is a two-time inductee to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame for his career as an athlete and builder of sport, has been a member of the board of directors since 2005 and took on the role as chairman in 2010. He played a lead role in the bid to have Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame build a brand new facility and relocate from Toronto to Calgary.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2012 Board of Governors includes former Minister of Industry Jim Prentice, Community Foundations of Canada President Ian Bird, not-for-profit community leader Jane Knott Hungerford, Olympic medallist and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member Marnie McBean, Rogers Media President of Broadcasting Scott Moore, Canada Games Chairman Tom Quinn and former Suncor Senior Vice President Harry Roberts.
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is now open at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary and features 12 galleries with 50 hands-on interactives, a collection of more than 95,000 artefacts, the 120-seat Riddell Family Theatre, and Education and Resource Centre where visitors can experience Canada’s preserved sporting history, celebrate sport’s contribution to society, and be inspired by our nation’s sporting heroes to dream big! CSHoF is available to rent for family, social, and business functions. A visit to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame ranges from $8 (youth) – $12 (general admission). Hours of operation are Tuesday–Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon–5 p.m. Please visit www.sportshall.ca for more information.
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