Our city is rich in sports history and heritage. From our athletes achieving local, provincial, national and international recognition to the support staff that helped them get there, our sports stories deserve to be celebrated. And celebrate we will!
The Timmins Sports Heritage Hall of Fame is based in the Auditorium of the McIntyre Community Building, Timmins’ busiest and most visible year around facility, home to sports, music, tradeshows, the homeshow, the sportsmen show, the multicultural festival, award shows, the mining show, weddings and meetings and much, much more. It also is across the street from the Chamber of Commerce and new Timmins Tourism Office visitor’s information booth. It is also across the street to the Miners Memorial development and the iconic Mac Head frame!
We are a volunteer driven organization whose aim is to honor and perpetuate the names and deeds of those whose athletic prowess brought recognition to our community and to themselves; and to honor those whose interest in, and work for sport, resulted in a climate that benefited athletes and athletics.
The Timmins Sports Heritage Hall of Fame Project also fits nicely into some of the pillars of the recent new Timmins Strategic Plan 2020, including “Rebuilding Community Pride and Confidence”, and “Strengthening our Community’s Social and Cultural fabric”. It may also have a tourism element over time.
Our goal was to launch the Hall on June 21, 2014. And we did! And now, on June 20, 2015, we will be holding our Second Hall of Fame Induction Celebration!
You don’t have to be an athlete to contribute to the advancement of sport in our city. By honoring the history and people of sport in Timmins, you are helping to secure its past, promote its present, and foster its future. We want to create an experience that builds sport pride. An area in which to celebrate, congregate, educate, remember, inspire and honor.
A community needs stories to tell around the campfire…Here is our campfire and our stories!
To quote Canadian singer Neil Young, from his song “Helpless”:
“ There is a town, in North Ontario,
With dream comfort memory to spare,
And in my mind
I still need a place to go,
All my changes were there.”
We hope you will help support this project so that we may continue to tell our stories!