OTTAWA, ON _ Daniel Alfredsson, who is recognized as one of the city’s greatest professional athletes as well as an unselfish humanitarian away from the arena, will be one of five new inductees into the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame.
The 2016 induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday, June 3 in the Horticultural Building on the grounds of the rejuvenated Lansdowne Park. The building is located at 1525 Princess Patricia Way.
Alfredsson, a highly accomplished, all-around leader during his 17 years with the Ottawa Senators and the fifth longest-serving captain in the NHL, will be welcomed into the hall with fellow athletes Jeff Bean, a world championship silver medallist on the international freestyle skiing circuit, and Tina Takahashi, a female judo icon, as well as builders Bob O’Billovich, an all-rounder in football, and Barclay Frost, a veteran international and national track and field official.
Their inductions will boost membership in the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame to 260 honoured sports figures, who were nominated and accepted either as athletes, builders, coaches or media. Two teams also have been inducted into the hall.
“I am in awe of the accomplishments of our inductees,” says Dave Best, the chair of the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame. “This year’s class represents a diverse group from different sporting eras, each making significant contributions to elevating sports excellence within Ottawa. We’re happy for them, proud of their accomplishments and look forward to celebrating their efforts in Ottawa’s sporting heritage.”
Ottawa city council recognized the creation of the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame in October, 1966. The hall officially opened April 25, 1968 in the upper concourse of the Ottawa Civic Centre (now TD Place Arena). In 2005, the hall moved to the former Scotiabank Place (now Canadian Tire Centre). But for the past four years, the plaques of the honoured members as well as sporting artifacts and memorabilia have been located in the Heritage Building at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. East.
The evening to celebrate Ottawa’s sporting heritage begins with cocktails at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the introduction and induction of the Class of 2016.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday April 13th at 10:00am
Individual Ticket $100.00
Table of ten (10) $1000.00
Corporate Table (see sponsorship package) $1500.00
The Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be presented by inStride Event Management, which specializes in project management, project planning, sponsorship development, risk management, venue operations and event logistics for all sizes of corporate, community and family events.
For more information about the 2016 Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame induction ceremony please contact:
Laura Glasper (Event Planner)
See full bios on the hall’s newest inductees here.