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Nominations: 2017 Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Celebrating Youth Event

Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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On Saturday June 3rd, 2017, Bobby Orr will host the second annual Celebrating Youth Awards Event.

This event will be our opportunity to once again 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 in their respective age categories, chosen by the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

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 June 3rd, 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

 

Please submit all nominations to intern@bobbyorrhalloffame.com

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
manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com
705-746-4466 ex. 202

or

Dave Garagan
Chair – 2016 Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Celebrates Youth
dave@parrysoundinsurance.com
705-746-2725

Book Signing with Bobby Orr: May 27th

Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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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
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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
manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com
705-746-4466 ex. 202

or

Dave Garagan
Chair – 2016 Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Celebrates Youth
dave@parrysoundinsurance.com
705-746-2725

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.

Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
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On October 31st, 2014: Trick or Treat in costume at the Stockey Centre & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame between noon and 5pm for Halloween Treats and a 2 for 1 Pass to the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame!

Halloween treats available while supplies last.

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2015 Induction Nominations

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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It’s that time of year again: Nomination submissions for the 2015 Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are due by no later than Friday October 3rd, 2014 at 4:30pm.

The list of procedures, criteria, and forms required for nomination can be found by clicking the link below:

Induction Procedures & Nomination Forms

Nomination forms are also available at the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame, located at 2 Bay Street, Parry Sound.

The mandate of the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame Selection Committee is to select worthy inductees in to The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame and acknowledge the significant contribution and exceptional achievement to athletics and sports.

The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame relies on the public to generate the nominations from which the annual inductees will be selected.  The nominees must have a direct connection to Parry Sound or the Parry Sound Area and the inductee(s) may be selected in any one of the four following categories:

  • Athlete
  • Builder
  • Team
  • Honorary

Nominees may be inducted posthumously. The Selection Committee values the qualities of outstanding character, sportsmanship and achievement in the chosen sport. Individuals may be re-nominated should they not be selected in their first year of nomination. The decision of the Selection Committee is final and is not subject to appeal.

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

Thank you.

Hall of Fame on ParrySound.com

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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Our recent Family Fun Day, on Wednesday August 27th, was a part of Parry Sound’s Beacon Star and parrysound.com.

We want to thank everyone who came out to the event, we hope you had just as much fun as we did!

Read the post here.

BOHF & Stockey Family Day

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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2014 Induction Tickets On Sale Now!

Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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The 2014 Induction Ceremony will be taking place on Saturday June 28th, 2014.

This year’s Inductees are:

Allan ‘Butch’ Rochon

Mac Childerhose

The 1959 Parry Sound High School Jr. Curling Team

The 1964 MacTier Legion Flyers Team

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.