October 4, 2016

Guest Speaker – Ron Finn (retired NHL linesman)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Tickets are selling quickly for the 21st bi-annual Induction Ceremony hosted at the Collingwood Legion – Branch #63.

This year, the Hall of Fame is honoured to welcome Ron Finn – retired NHL linesman as its distinguished guest speaker. During his 27 year career (1969- 1996), Ron officiated 2,373 regular season, playoff, All Star game & Canada Cup games. He worked a playoff game in every season through to his retirement that included twelve Stanley Cup finals from 1979-1990. Ron will disprove the belief that the life of a linesman is dull, watching for off-sides and presiding at face-offs. Try breaking up a brawl involving a pair of determined 225-pounders. It was a hazardous task to do his work effectively while retaining the players’ respect. In 1999, Ron’s illustrious career was captured in his book – On the Lines: The Adventures of a Linesman in the National Hockey League.

The following agenda is planned for the evening.

6:15 p.m.               – Cocktails
7:00 p.m.               – Parade of Inductees
7:05 p.m.               – Master of Ceremonies – John Kirby

7:10 p.m.               – Dinner & Sports Wall of Fame – Teams

  • 1982 Kells Slo-Pitch team
  • 1999-2000 Collingwood Kinsmen Peewee hockey team
  • 2010-11 Collingwood Atom AE hockey team
  • 2014-15 CheerCore Chameleons

8:15 p.m.              – Break

8:30 p.m.              – Guest Speaker – Ron Finn

8:45 p.m.              – Sports Hall of Fame – Induction Ceremony

  • Peter Kemp                               Builder
  • John Stephenson                      Builder – Coach
  • Ron Westlake                            Athlete – Alpine Skiing

9:15 p.m.               – Closing Remarks

Tickets are priced at $40. They can be purchased from any Director or at the Collingwood Town Hall Chambers – Leisure Services, Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club & Georgian Design Centre (84 High Street). Revenues generated from ticket sales assist in the Hall’s continued operations.


For further ticket sales information, please contact:

Mark Rich

Induction Ticket Sales -Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame

(705) 444-7761


Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame Directors:  Marie Stephenson, Jim Malley, Dave Chandler, Dave Labelle, Harold Reid, Kevin Lloyd, Sandy Cunningham, Mary Anne Scudder