This evening the BC Sports Hall of Fame hosted a reception for its Honoured Members and Class of 2012 inductees. Seated in the Hall of Champions, the new inductees were among family and friends as their achievements were recognized ahead the 44th annual Banquet of Champions at the Vancouver Convention Centre that will take place tomorrow night.
Sean Millington and Lynn Kanuka introduced each new inductee as their name plates were revealed on the walls of the BC Sports Hall of Fame at BC Place.
(Read full write-ups on each of the honourees here)
Ashleigh McIvor (ski cross)
Howard Kelsey (basketball)
Michael Edgson (para-swimming)
Bernard Buster Moberg (softball)
Andrea Neil (soccer)
David Esworthy (equestrian)
Don Martin (sailing)
Barbara Howard (track and field)
The 1945-46 Vancouver Canucks
Ernie Dougherty (forward) and Andy Clovechok (forward) were present to represent the team.
2003 inductee Charmaine Crooks was also at the reception to donate her London 2012 Olympic torch which she carried this summer.
A limited number of tickets are still available for tomorrow night’s Banquet of Champions if you would like to attend. On Twitter, the tag to follow will be #2012BOC.
Find out more about these inductees and others who have been honored at the BC Sports Hall of Fame which is located through Gate “A” at BC Place. Follow the Hall on Twitter and Facebook throughout the year for information about the galleries, sports in BC, and more.