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2017 Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame honours newest Inductees and Top 50 Sport Moments

Posted: June 05, 2017

It was a fitting tribute on Friday, June 2nd as the Horticultural Building at Lansdowne was transformed into a glittering backdrop for the ceremony to induct the founding partners of the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG) into the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame.

Surrounded by 350 members of the sport and business community, Roger Greenberg, John Ruddy, Jeff Hunt, John Pugh and Bill Shenkman, joined the ranks of Ottawa sport legends as members of the Hall. The five men were integral to the revitalization of Lansdowne into a pre-eminent sport and entertainment facility, and orchestrated the return of CFL football to the nation’s capital. All five humbly accepted the award, with self-deprecating humorous remarks that despite their own lack of personal athletic ability, it was a very proud moment to now be honoured inductees of the Hall.

There was definitely a football flavor to the evening, as the five new inductees proudly displayed their …

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