Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Announces Calgary Non-profit Leader as New CEO
March 21, 2012
CANADA’S SPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES
CALGARY NON-PROFIT LEADER AS NEW CEO
—Mario Siciliano named new President and CEO of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame—
CALGARY— Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has named Mario Siciliano as President and Chief Executive Officer. With more than 25 years’ experience in the Canadian non-profit sector, Siciliano brings his passion for inspiring Canadians of all ages and his expertise in fundraising, facility management and public relations to the organization.
“I have had the privilege of working with some of the poorest people on earth and with some of the most distressed Canadians in our society. I have also had the honour of working in partnership with some of Canada’s wealthiest and most fortunate people and corporations. As a result, I know there are few concepts as powerful and universal to human-kind as the pure joy and physical, social and emotional health and well-being that involvement in sport brings,” said Siciliano. “I am thrilled to join Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and their terrific team in bringing the celebration and inspiration of sport to Canadians from all walks of life.”
Siciliano comes to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame with an extensive background in the Canadian charitable sector, providing leadership to a variety of organizations; as President & CEO of The Brenda Strafford Foundation, President & CEO of Volunteer Calgary, COO for YWCA of Calgary and Executive Director for The Terry Fox Foundation, whose namesake is one of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s 520 Honoured Members. His experience includes working with community-based program development, education program delivery, fundraising, facility management, special event coordination and public relations, and in 2005, helped him to be named one of Calgary’s ‘Top 40 Under 40’.
“Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s board and staff are so pleased to have Mario as the new President and CEO. He has the experience, knowledge and passion to lead our non-profit organization to a very successful future,” said Dr. Roger Jackson, Chairman of the Board of Governors and two-time inductee to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. “Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has established itself in Calgary and is looking forward to becoming a premier attraction that inspires all Canadians with the stories of our greatest sport moments and our 520 inducted Honoured Members. We know Mario will be a great steward and champion for this national treasure.”
Siciliano will officially take his position with Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on April 16, 2012.
About Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
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 the contribution of sport to society, and be inspired by our nation’s sporting heroes to dream big! Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 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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For more information, please contact:
Manager, Marketing and Communication,
Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame
Cell: 403 836 2662
Phone: 403 776 1086