October 4, 2016
Guest Speaker – Ron Finn (retired NHL linesman)
COLLINGWOOD SPORTS HALL OF FAME
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:
Induction Ticket Sales -Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame
Collingwood Sports Hall of Fame Directors: Marie Stephenson, Jim Malley, Dave Chandler, Dave Labelle, Harold Reid, Kevin Lloyd, Sandy Cunningham, Mary Anne Scudder