2015 Induction Tickets On Sale Now!

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

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

manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com

 

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

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.

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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.

Employment Opportunity – Induction Support Coordinator

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

manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com

 

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

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.
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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 bobbyorrhalloffame.com/giftshop 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

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

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

 

 

Request for Proposals – Performance Hall Floor Refinishing

October 24th, 2014

 

Town of Parry Sound

Request for Proposals

 

The Town of Parry Sound is accepting proposals for the refinishing of the Performance Hall Floor at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts, up until 4:30 pm, Thursday November 13th, 2014

Proponents are encouraged to attend a site visit which will be held Tuesday November 4th,at 10:00am, at the Stockey Centre.  Notice of intention to attend must be submitted to Cheryl Ward, manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com, by Friday October 31st

Three (3)  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

manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com

 

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, please contact Cheryl Ward at 1-877-746-4466 x202, or by email: manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com

 

Halloween Trick or Treat Event

October 15th, 2014

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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Request for Proposals: Catering/Kitchen Services

September 26th, 2014

Town of Parry Sound

Request for Proposals

 

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, Thursday October 30th, 2014.

A site meeting will be held on Tuesday October 7th at 10am and Thursday October 9th at 10am at the Stockey Centre.

Seven (7) 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

manager@bobbyorrhalloffame.com

 

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, please contact Cheryl Ward at 1-877-746-4466 x202, or by email.

2015 Induction Nominations

September 23rd, 2014

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.

Winter Hours

September 10th, 2014

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)