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Request for Quotes

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Corporation of the Town of Parry Sound

Request for Quotes

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

Concrete Repairs for Stockey Centre Bayside Deck and Front walkway

Installation of Accessible Access

  1. Front of Building:
  2. Remove and dispose of concrete patio stones currently at the front of the building. Area 45ft x 10ft approximately.
  3. Regrade and replace foundation materials to prepare for new surface. Remove existing sub grade material such that 6” of Gran A can be supplied, graded and compacted, bed patio stones in 1” of granite fines or clean sand, placed on the Gran A base
  • Pour and set new concrete pad, or paving stones (current 2’x’2×2”) to replace and repair area. Quote and recommendations for both options requested.

Grind and patch all other cracks in the front walkway area as identified by the Stockey Centre General Manager.

Pink Sand fill to be supplied by proponent and graded to all sides and curbs to match existing.

For the concrete option, concrete to be 35 mpa, 7% air, max slump 3”, concrete to be minimum 5” thick, reinforced with 6x6x6 ga W.W. M.  Provide tooled control joints at 10’ on centre

Provide full specifications on all recommended materials with cost breakdown for each part of the project

  1. Back of Building:
  2. Remove concrete pad section approximately 34ft x 20ft directly at the back tri door entrance, where cracking of existing has occurred.

Regrade and replace foundation materials to prepare for new surface.

Prepare subgrade with a min of 6” of compacted Gran A.

Pour new concrete pad and grade to back entrance. – concrete spec as above.

Grind and patch all other cracks on the back concrete patio, as identified by the Stockey Centre General Manager.

Pink sand fill to be supplied by proponent and graded to all sides and curbs to match existing.

Provide full specification on all recommended materials with a cost breakdown for each part of the project

  1. Accessible access through back lobby doors

Convert one door at the back of the building to an accessible door by adding the hardware and push button entry/exit devices to accommodate the current door system.  Quote to include all electrical and plan for location of access buttons, inside and outside of building.  Installation to conform to the latest edition of the O.B.C.  Coordinate with the Town of Parry Sound for any required permits.


Contractor will be responsible for all of the following:

  • All related aspects of the project including materials, labour, permits, fees and any applicable taxes.
  • Proposed timeline for the project, relative to the amount of time required to completion
  • Full cleanup of site and removal of any garbage, debris or excess product.
  • Please provide warranty information
  • Successful Proponent shall supply Insurance and WSIB insurance e-clearance.
  • All work must meet AODA legislation (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Ontario Building Code and all other applicable las.
  • Quotes may be submitted for all or part of the projects and specification listed above


A full detailed breakdown of costs including materials, labour and taxes must be included.

Proponents are required to attend a site visit on Thursday September 29th, 2016 at 10:30 am.


Craig Harley

2 Bay Street,

Parry Sound, Ontario

P2A 1S3

705-746-4466 X 207 or email


Proposals must be submitted to the undersigned by 4pm, Thursday October 6th, 2016 to:


Cheryl Ward,

General Manager,

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts,

2 Bay Street,

Parry Sound, Ontario, P2A 1S3.

Quotes may be submitted by email or in hardcopy at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.

Please note that the lowest or any quotation may not necessarily be accepted.

Faxed quotes are not accepted.



Book Signing with Bobby Orr: May 27th

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

A Book Signing with Bobby Orr at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame in Parry Sound will take place on Friday May 27th, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm.

Limitations apply: Only copies of Orr: My Story purchased at the event will be signed.  No outside items will be allowed to enter the building or to be signed.  Quantities are limited.  A maximum of five (5) copies per person while supplies last.  The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame reserves the right to limit quantities at its sole discretion.

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Nominations: 2016 Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Celebrating Youth

Friday, January 29th, 2016


On Saturday May 28th, 2016, Bobby Orr will host an event to Celebrate Youth in Parry Sound.

This event will be our opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions of youth, 17 years of age and under, in the West Parry Sound Area.

A maximum of 12 awards will be presented to the top male and female youth, chosen by the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Selection Committee.  Age categories will include:

  • 7 years of age and under,
  • 8 to 9 years of age,
  • 10 to 11 years of age,
  • 12 to 13 years of age,
  • 14 to 15 years of age, and
  • 16 to 17 years of age.

The Top 3 nominees in each age category and their families will be invited to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Celebrating Youth ceremony on Saturday May 28th, where the final award winners will be announced and called to the stage to receive their award and have their photograph taken with Bobby Orr.

Nominations are welcome for any accomplishment. Individuals that show leadership, enthusiasm, perseverance, and skill in their particular area of expertise will be recognized. It is not limited to sports related activities.

Please consider nominating a deserving youth in our community. Please click on the links below for Nomination Instructions and the Nomination Form, or visit the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame to pick up your copy.

Nomination Instructions

Nomination Form – Submit Online Version

Nomination Form – Printable Version


Information on tickets for this event will be available at a later date.

**Event details are subject to change as nomination packages are received.

For more information, please contact:

Cheryl Ward
General Manager
Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
705-746-4466 ex. 202


Dave Garagan
Chair – 2016 Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Celebrates Youth

A Message from Bobby Orr

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Michael Burgess was much more than simply one of the great tenors of all time. More important to me, Michael was a dear friend. He was someone who always supported our Hall of Fame and Parry Sound. I shall always remember his emotional rendition of “Danny Boy” that he graced us with at my father’s funeral. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Michael battled cancer courageously, continuing to sing while providing joy to every person he ever touched with his enormous talent. Today, we have lost a great Canadian.

Bobby Orr


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Bobby Orr Hall of Fame – Closed Friday, August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:  The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame will be closed to the public on Friday August 21st, 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

2015 Induction Tickets On Sale Now!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The 2015 Induction Ceremony will be taking place on Saturday May 23rd, 2015.

This year’s Inductees are:

Les Tabobondung

Ernie Eves

Wilfred ‘Bucko’ McDonald

The 1956 – 57 Junior ‘C’ Shamrocks

Tickets are available by calling our box office at 877-746-4466.  The box office is open Wednesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Tickets are $95 each and include access to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, a cocktail reception (featuring a meet-and-greet with the Inductees, an hors d’oeuvres buffet and a cash bar), a seat in the Stockey Centre to watch the Induction, and a meet-and-greet signing after the formal Induction Ceremony.  Dress is smart casual.

A reminder that no outside items may be brought into the Stockey Centre/ Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. The Doug and Arva Orr Gift Shop will be open to purchase one item per guest to be signed.

Request for Proposals: Catering/Kitchen Services

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

The Town of Parry Sound is accepting proposals for the delivery of Catering/Kitchen Services at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, up until 4:30 pm, Friday March 6th, 2015.


Three (3)  copies of the proposal must be submitted to Cheryl Ward, General Manager, Charles W. Stockey Centre, along with one electronic version:

Cheryl Ward

General Manager,

Charles W. Stockey Centre

2 Bay Street

Parry Sound, Ontario

P2A 1S3


Any proposals submitted after the above date will be returned unopened.

Faxed proposals will not be accepted.

Any or all proposals may not necessarily be accepted.


For more information or to request a copy of the Terms of Reference or arrange for a site visit, please contact Cheryl Ward at 1-877-746-4466 x202, or by email.



2015 Inductee Announcement

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Induction committee is pleased to announce the 2015 Inductees.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday May 23rd where the following inductees will be honoured.


 L to R:  Ivan Nicksy (1956-57 Shamrocks), Bob Groskorth (1956-57 Shamrocks), Les Tabobondung (Inductee & 1956-57 Shamrocks), Carole McDonald (Representing Wilfred ‘Bucko’ McDonald), Clyde York (1956-57 Shamrocks), Ernie Eves (Inductee)


Les Tabobondung

Category:  Athlete

Les is an icon in the hockey community in Parry Sound and Wasauksing First Nation.  From the age of 12 years old Les could always be found on the ice.  His skills quickly attracted the attention of hockey scouts resulting in invitations for tryouts for NHL farm teams including the Hamilton Red Wings and St. Catharines Teepees Junior A team, as well as tryouts with NHL team the Chicago Blackhawks.   His contribution to sport in the Parry Sound Area continued well beyond hockey and included coaching community minor hockey and softball.   Les coached the Parry Island Women’s Fastball team to several championships and was a great support, teacher and motivation to his son and Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Inductee (2003) the late Barry ‘Hawk’ Tabobondung.  For all of this we welcome Les as a 2015 Inductee.


Ernie Eves

Category:  Honourary Member

Ernie Eves was Ontario’s 23rd Premier.  He represented Parry Sound in the Ontario Legislature for some 20 years and served as Minister of Finance, Deputy Premier and Government House Leader as well as holding other portfolios.  That being said, the Ernie that is being presented as an Honoured Member of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, is the Ernie who came to Parry Sound in his teenage years, raised a family here and worked with various levels of government to secure Northern Status that, to this day, delivers benefits that are much needed in Parry Sound.  Ernie is responsible for the Highway 400 being expanded to four lanes to Parry Sound.  His work to help secure funding to build a new Health Centre is recognizable when you drive up ‘Ernie Eves Way’ as you approach the building.  Without Ernie’s support the funding to execute upon the dream of a Performing Arts Centre and a Hall of Fame to celebrate our Hometown Icon, may never have happened.   Our Induction in 2015 will give us an opportunity to say thank you again to Ernie Eves as he is inducted into the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame as an Honoured Member.


Wilfred ‘Bucko’ McDonald

Category:  Builder

Wilfred Kennedy “Bucko” McDonald was a Canadian professional hockey and

lacrosse player, coach, and politician.  Born in Fergus, Ontario, he played for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, and New York Rangers. He won 3 Stanley Cups in his career, in 1936 and 1937 with Detroit and in 1942 with Toronto.  Bucko’s contribution to sport in Parry Sound is legendary, both through his coaching support and his mentorship to Bobby Orr.  Bucko passed away in 1991 but not without leaving behind a legacy that has been recognized by many and will further be recognized through his Induction into the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame.


1956-57 Junior ‘C’ Shamrocks

Category:  Team

This team of 10 local boys and 9 “imports” left their mark by becoming Parry Sound’s first team to win a Provincial championship. Their exemplary record during their regular season, while playing an exhibition schedule against teams at a much higher level, earned them a spot in the Junior “C” championship race.   These boys played hard,

eliminating many of their competitors in three straight games, and came out victorious in game seven of the finals to bring home Parry Sound’s first Ontario Hockey Association Championship.

Team Members:

Clarence Vowels, Marcel Plouffe, Gil Marks, Alfred Trotta, Ivan Nicksy, Bob Groskorth, Denton Vowels, Terry McPherson, Clyde York, Les Tabobondung, Dan Guistini, Ron Kearns, Pete Cummings, Ken Boyd, Barry Purdon, Dave Newton, Ron Harris, Bob Calder & honorary team member Alan Hancock.  Coach: Mike Kolisnek.


Tickets to the event will be availble starting Wednesday February 11th, 2015 at 10am.

Employment Opportunity – Induction Support Coordinator

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015



Induction Support Coordinator

4 month contract

Feb 1 – June 1


Bobby Orr Hall of Fame – 2015 Induction

We are seeking applicants with a high degree of skills and a passion for videography.   The successful candidate will have experience working with video software programs and have the ability to research and fully document  biographical tributes to our 2015 Inductees.  Accountabilities will be linked to the actual planning and execution of many elements associated with the 2015 Induction event.


Who is eligible?  Secondary school graduates 29 years of age or under recently graduated from an accredited college or university.


This is a four month  full-time contract with variable hours as needed to complete the projects.   The position is partially funded by Youth Employment Fund program through the YMCA Simcoe/Muskoka


Successful candidates will have :


                                            excellent communication skills

                                            excellent organizational skills

                                            excellent computer skills including experience with video software

                                            experience with project management

                                            experience working with volunteers

Deadline for applications is:          4:30 p.m.  January 16th, 2015


Please mail/email application to:              Cheryl Ward

General Manager,

Charles W. Stockey Centre &

Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

2 Bay St., Parry Sound, Ont P2A 1B4


A detailed position description is available.


For more information contact Cheryl Ward at 877-746-4466 x202 or Sarah Wallace, YMCA Simcoe Muskoka  705-746-8480

Holiday Gift Shop Specials

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Holiday Season is upon us here at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame!  Our New Gold Crew Neck Sweatshirts are available on line for $19.95 + HST!  These Sweatshirts are also available in store at the Doug & Arva Orr Gift Shop at their regular price of $24.95 + HST.  That’s $5 in savings when you purchase online!Looking for the perfect gift for a hockey fan?  The Doug & Arva Orr Gift Shop, housed within the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, has a great selection of clothing, souvenirs, books, toys, and autographed memorabilia.

Click here to be taken to our online gift shop.

Place an order for $20 or more before taxes, and
receive HALF OFF on  Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr!Orr: My Story is regularly $20.00 + HST, however with our half off coupon,
you will only pay $10.00 + HST.HOW TO GET THIS DISCOUNT:

Shop online at for items totaling a minimum of $20 before taxes to be eligible for the discount.

Place Orr: My Story in your shopping cart.

Proceed to checkout with your shopping cart.

Review your items and choose checkout at the bottom of the shopping cart screen.

Choose your delivery information and select continue at the bottom of the screen.

In the discount section of the Payment Information screen, type in bobbyorr4 in the discount coupon box and press enter.

Enter your payment information and press continue to complete your order.

This deal expires on December 31st, 2014


Orders received after December 19th will not be shipped until the New Year, we apologize for this inconvenience.

For more information, please visit or call us at 877-746-4466.