The Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame holds an induction ceremony every second year. The next event will be in the late spring of 2024.
After nearly 4 years of planning and two delays due to the Covid outbreak, the inaugural ceremony was held on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The first group of inductees included 11 athletes, 3 builders and 3 teams. You can see all of their profiles and videos on this web site.
When the inductees were contacted about being recognized in this way we were overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and interest in participating. It soon became clear that we should expect great involvement and a large crowd. This knowledge led us to seek out the most appropriate venue and we settled on the AJ LaRue Arena. This proved to be an excellent location. There was lots of space for the inductees along with their families as well as members of the general public who were encouraged to come out and participate. In all we had more than 300 people attend and we were thrilled with the turnout.
With the large number of inductees in our first class we decided to produce video’s that would celebrate their lives and many contributions to sport. We engaged Brad Brown of Upside Brown to do the videos and he did an excellent job. You can view the videos on this site. Each inductee came forward during the ceremony to receive their award which was presented by someone who had been special to them during their lives.
Following the ceremony in the arena the inductees and their families were invited to the Legion for a reception.
The goal of the committee was to give the inductees and their families the special experience that they so richly deserved. We believe that this goal was accomplished.
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The Haliburton Highlands Sports Hall of Fame is made possible through the generous contributions of donors and sponsors.
To make a donation please send a cheque made out to: Municipality of Dysart et al. Put “Sports Hall of Fame donation” on the memo line of the cheque.
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