2014 LSHOF Induction Ceremony

The Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame (LSHOF) is preparing to host its 29th Annual Induction Ceremony on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6 pm in the friendly confines of Coast Lethbridge Hotel and Conference Centre. The 2014 theme celebrates “Cycling” and this year’s Guest Speaker is D’Arcy Kavanagh while Troy Vincent “Vince” from Rock 106 will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Single tickets for the 2014 event cost $50 and a table of eight can be purchased for the discounted price of $350 through the Lethbridge Ticket Centre at the ENMAX or Yates, 329-7328. For further info, please contact LSHOF through email via www.lethbridgesportshalloffame.ca  or phone Knud P at 403-380-4751.

This year’s inductee’s include:

 Athlete:

Chad Murray – Excelled in swimming at the University, National and International level. Competed for both U of L (2000) and U of C (2001-04) earning CIS Male Swimmer of the Year in 2004. As a member of Canada’s National Swim Team, he swam at the 2003 Pan Am Games in the Dominican Republic.

 Builders:

Mary and John Schwengler – Were instrumental in establishing the popular “Moonlight Run” in Lethbridge 27 years ago. They were also on the forefront of getting the annual Lethbridge Triathlon started in the 1980’s and dedicated much effort to make it a successful event.

 John Lavorato – Devoted organizer for BMX racing in Lethbridge and Alberta. His multitasking influence has taken BMX to a new level locally as well as provincially where John serves on the BMX Committee of the Alberta Cycling Association helping improve the sport of BMX.

 Special Award:

George Virtue – Served as Chair for the highly successful 2012 Alberta Summer Games in Lethbridge. George was previously involved with the 1996 Alberta Winter Games hosted by Lethbridge.

 Team:

2011 Lethbridge Giants – The Big League Giants won the 2011 Canadian Championship in Nova Scotia when they beat the hometown Cape Breton Dodgers in the final. They later went on to Easley, South Carolina where they represented Canada at the Big League World Series.

 Kinsmen Sports Persons of the Year are Taylor McDonald, World Champion in Junior Women’s Curling

and Aaron Hernandez, CIS Triple Jump Champion and CIS Male Rookie of the Year in Track & Field.