Municipality of Port Hope Unveils New Wall of Honour to Celebrate Local Athletes
For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - Port Hope, ON
In a special ceremony at the Jack Burger Sports Complex (JBSC) on November 21, Municipal Council, Staff, and members of the community gathered to celebrate the debut of the Wall of Honour for Athletic Achievement, a new, permanent fixture recognizing significant achievements of athletes and persons involved in sport in the Municipality of Port Hope.
“This initiative is an extraordinary way to highlight and celebrate the successes of our local athletes and athletic organizations,” notes Bob Sanderson, Mayor of the Municipality of Port Hope. “An ideal way to preserve the stories and histories of Port Hope athletics, I’m looking forward to watching the Wall of Honour grow with the community’s engagement in the program.”
A joint venture between the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Culture (PRC) and the PRC Advisory Committee, the Wall of Honour features three key elements:
“The Wall of Honor is an opportunity to celebrate the history of sport in Port Hope,” adds Mr. Ted Garrett, Chair of the PRC Advisory Committee. “It provides a hub for the community to recognize the outstanding achievements of all the inductees and their contributions.”
Additionally, the Wall of Honour will continue to celebrate sport history in Port Hope, both past and present, with an open call for submissions from the community. Residents are encouraged to submit recommendations for athletes and achievements in sport, to be highlighted on the Wall of Honour. In order to be considered for a plaque, the candidate must meet the following criteria:
The Sports Kiosk will host stories about the community’s rich sports history. Municipal Staff invite the community to a monthly coffee social at the JBSC on the first Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m., where stories and records can be shared.
Wall of Honour submissions and stories can also be shared at porthope.ca/athletic-wall-of-honour
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For more information, please contact:
Kate Ingram, Communications / Community Engagement Coordinator
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