October 10, 2012, Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame will hold their 2012 Induction Ceremonies and Dinner on October 27, 2012 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.
Join us for the 2012 Inductions at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence as we celebrate the following athletes, teams, builders and media personality:
John McKeachie – Sports Media
Alan Wills – Athlete (Archery) Canadian Archery Champion in 1980 and an exemplary, long standing career as competitor, coach, judge and member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Canadian Archers for the past forty years.
Roy Haslam – Athlete (Auto Racing) Haslam won dozens of championships throughout the 70s and 80s in the Super Stock series including the I.D.C. Championship (Open SS) in 1978 when he was named winning driver of the year.
Tracie McAra – Athlete (Basketball) McAra helped the Vikettes to three CIAU Championship titles in 1980, ’81 and ’82. She was named CIAU First Team all-Canadian in 1982-83 and she played for the Canadian National Team for 6 years. She also played in the ’84 Olympics
Whitey Severson and Archie Browning – Athletes (Lacrosse) The duo of Archie Browning and Whitey Severson played for the Victoria Shamrocks in the 1950s and they were often referred to as the “Gold Dust Twins” for their blond hair.
Gorge Hotel (1954 – 59) –Team (Softball) Beginning in 1954, the legendary Joe Bryant led the Gorge Hotel men to a then-record six straight B.C. championships.
Joe Iannarelli – Builder. From a career playing pro hockey during the 40s and 50s to a three decades long contributor to local sports at the Archie Browning Arena, Iannarelli had a positive impact on dozens of young skaters who went on to careers in the NHL.
George Jones – Builder. Jones has made significant contributions to the local rugby scene for more than forty years. He was a founder of the Braefoot Athletic Centre Association and he was founding member of the Victoria Commonwealth Games Society.
For more information and tickets please contact :
Nick Tuele, President, Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame
t: 250 652 1455