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In Memoriam – Les Tabobondung

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Les Tabobondung. Les passed away peacefully with his family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at the age of 78 years.  He was inducted in 2015 during our Twelfth Annual Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for his athletic and coaching achievements.

Our sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.

Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Youth Event

Friday, January 15th, 2016
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The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that plans are underway to recognize the contribution of our youth to Sport in the West Parry Sound Area. In an event planned for May 28th, 2016, Bobby Orr will host an evening to recognize the young leaders in Athletics and Active Living in our area.

Over the years, Bobby Orr Hall of Fame staff and volunteers have heard requests from the community that the Hall of Fame find a way to recognize our local youth and future leaders. At each annual Induction, there is an award to recognize the ‘Top Defenseman’. Mr. Orr, staff and volunteers see an opportunity to build on this; as such, we will not be hosting the 2016 Induction,  but will be dedicating our efforts and focus on delivering on the goal of Celebrating Youth. Nominations to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame will continue to be accepted for future Induction Ceremonies.

While plans are still underway, our community can expect to be requested to look at all local sports and the leaders and achievers and be prepared to submit nominations on those who should be recognized. More details on the event will be posted on the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame website in the near future.

We look forward to hosting an evening dedicated to recognizing youth in our area.

 

For more information please contact:

Cheryl Ward,

General Manager,

Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

705-746-4466 x 202

 

Or

 

Dave Garagan

Chair – 2016 Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Youth Event

dave@parrysoundinsurance.com

705-746-2725

 

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

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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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.

Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Open on Canada Day!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Celebrate Canada Day, Parry Sound style!

Join us at the Stockey Centre and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame for a full day of fun, family activities, food, vendors, and entertainment. We open at 10 am, and the Canada Day festivities start at 11 am.

11am – 8pm Kids Zone – bouncy entertainment, Fire Truck and Food and Craft Vendors all at the Stockey Centre and Hall of Fame parking lot

11 pm  – 4 pm – White Squall Paddle Demonstrations at Georgian Bay Airlines

12 noon – A special performance by the OPP Commissioner’s Own Pipes and Drums Corps

5:30 – Wakeboard and Ski Show, featuring Mickey and Pete, winners of The Amazing Race Canada
                      Sponsored by Gordon Bay Marine

6:00 pm – Opening Ceremonies

6:30pm – SOAR Jump Rope Performance

Stockey Centre Patio – Bands on the Bay

1:30pm – 3:30pm Terry Little Band

4pm – 6pm Horned Ace – Blues Trio

7pm – 9pm Just4Kix

9pm – 11pm Sunny Slope Bootleggers

Don’t miss the spectacular fireworks display at dusk!

2015 Induction Tickets On Sale Now!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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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.

2015 Inductee Announcement

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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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.

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 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.

Winter Hours

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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On September 1st, the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame began operating by its winter hours.

WINTER HOURS

Wednesday to Saturday – 10am to 5pm

Please note that last admission to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is 4:30pm.

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The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame will begin summer hours again on July 1st, 2015.

(This date may be subject to change)

BOHF Summer Specials

Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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FROM JULY 13TH TO AUGUST 31ST, 2014

HALF-PRICE SUNDAYS 
Receive a 50% discount on all admission fees into the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame on Sundays during Summer 2014

RAINY DAY SPECIAL 
On Rainy Days* during Summer 2014, come to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame and receive $2 off your admission fee
*Rainy Day Special may not be used on Sundays with the Half-Price Sundays discount during Summer 2014

SUMMER HOURS

(July 1st – Labour Day)
Tues-Sat     10am – 5pm
Sun              11am – 4pm
Please note: Last admission time is 30 minutes before close.

For more information call us at 877.746.4466 for our Box Office.

Bobby Orr Book Signing

Friday, June 20th, 2014
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We are very pleased to announce that Bobby Orr is planning a Book Signing at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame on Friday June 27th from 7pm to 8:30pm.

This is an honour and a treat for all of us who have been waiting to get Bobby to sign a copy of his memoir.

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Some very strict rules will be observed during this event:

Attendees may bring only TWO copies of Orr: My Story with them.  It does not matter where the books were purchased, but only two books will be permitted with each person.

A third book may be purchased from the Doug & Arva Orr Gift Shop in the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame at the time of signing.  Please note that we have a limited supply, so it will be only while supplies last.

Absolutely no other items will be considered for autographing during the book signing.  Books only.  Staff will be posted at the doors and will request that any item other than two copies of Orr: My Story be returned to your vehicle.

Pictures with Bobby will not be permitted as we will be trying to keep the line moving as quickly as possible.
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Above all, we just want everyone to have the opportunity to get their copies of Bobby’s book signed by him, so we will be asking for everyone’s patience.

We are all looking forward to this event as well as this year’s Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Annual Induction on June 28th.  This years Inductees are Allan ‘Butch’ Rochon, Mac Childerhose, the 1959 Parry Sound High School Jr. Curling Team, and the 1964 MacTier Legion Flyers.  There are few seats left, so plan to purchase yours soon if you wish to attend.

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In Memoriam – Jim “Frosty” Hannon

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jim “Frosty” Hannon.  Frosty was inducted in 2009 during our Sixth Annual Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Induction as an Honourary Patron.  He passed away suddenly on Monday April 28, 2014 at the West Parry Sound Health Centre in his 86th year.

Our sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.