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BC Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Inductees Include Steve Nash & Wally Buono

The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is located at Gate A of BC Place Stadium and is open the public.

The collaborative organization represents the province’s rich sports history and showcases artifact collections and stories of challenges and triumphs. This year marks the 50th Banquet of Champions which takes place on June 9th 2016.

The Class of 2016 Inductees represent a wide range of inspirational sports figures that have added to BC’s sporting heritage:

Athlete

  • Dave Barr (Golf)
  • Dave Cutler (Football)
  • Geri Donnelly (Soccer)
  • Steve Nash (Basketball)
  • Carl Valentine (Soccer)

Builder

  • Wally Buono (Football)
  • Diane Clement (Athletics)
  • Allison McNeill (Basketball)

Team

  • The 1994-1995 Kamloops Blazers Hockey Team

Team members include: Jeff Ainsworth, Jeff Antonovich, Terry Bangen, Nolan Baumgartner, Rod Branch, Bob Brown, Ashley Buckberger, Ed Dempsey, Greg Deverson, Shane Doan, Hnat Domenichelli, Greg Hart, Don Hay, Brian Henderson, Jason Holland, Ryan Huska, Jarome Iginla, Jeff Jubenville, Aaron Keller, Donnie Kinney, Brad Lukowich, Bob Maudie, Keith McCambridge, Kevin McDonald, Tyson Nash, Cam McCormick, Shawn McNeil, Jeff Oldenborger, Randy Petruk, Scott Sherwood, Rob Skrlac, Andrei Sryubko, Jason Strudwick, Darcy Tucker, Ivan Vologianinov and Bob Westerby.

Pioneer

  • Harry Manson (Soccer)

Media

  • Wendy Long

W.A.C. Bennett Award

  • Arthur Griffiths

Fun facts about BC Sports Hall of Fame 2016 Inductee Steve Nash:

  • BC AAA provincial champion and Player of the Year (1991-92 season)
  • Selected 15th overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 1996 NBA draft
  • 8-time NBA All-Star & 2-time NBA Most Valuable Player
  • 19-year career in the NBA between 4 teams
  • Zero NBA championships

 

 

By Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch

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