Recent Scheduled Events and Important Dates in 2018
1. November 6, 2017: announcement of Millstone Public House as title sponsor for MSHOF (2017-2022) plus Special Induction of Wayne “Red” O’Brien for the “Class of 2018”.
2. April 15, 2018: Third annual auction to raise funds for Helping Kids Play Sports Program.
The application form for kids or teams is found on this website and applications are processed all year round and awarded at one or more of our public events. Contact any board member for information!
LOCATION: Millstone Public House (Baker Drive, Dartmouth) ; PRIZES: contact Bob MacGlashen at 902-476-9820 or Frank Mitchell at 902-576-2055)
3. May 27, 2018: Final date to receive applications for consideration for induction into the MSHOF for 2018.
(All applications are kept on file for 5 years and if not chosen in 2018 are automatically forwarded to the next year).
UPCOMING in 2018:
4. August 17 , 2018: First Annual Golf Tournament: Friday, August 17, 12 noon Shotgun start at River Oaks Golf Course
Sponsored by the Millstone Public House (Bedford and Dartmouth)
The River Oaks course is located is in Meagher’s Grant, 3909, Highway 357
Cost: $165 includes, golf game, steak dinner, split cart and donation to MSHOF kid’s sports charity and Prostate Cancer
To play, donate prizes or sponsor teams in the Tournament: CONTACT: Bob MacGlashen, Tournament Chair, 902-476-9820
5. September 19, 2018 12 noon (Wednesday): Planned date for 2018 induction into Maritime Sport Hall of Fame
(Ceremony will be at BMO Centre in Bedford. press release in late July, 2018 after inductees advised).
NOTE: There have been 37 Hall of Fame inductees since its official inception in 2015; the expected number for 2018 is six.
a. The Second Annual Charity Auction was held at the St. Louis Bar & Grill on April 9th, 2017 in support of the Maritime Sports Hall of Fame’s HELPING KIDS PLAY SPORTS program. Although the turnout was smaller than expected on a sunny day, the bidding and sales were brisk, with many e-mailing bids in advance or telephoning board members with bids. Those present enjoyed the day and many Grill patrons stopped by to buy something for themselves or as gift … and in the process help kids to play sports. In addition to auction items, small donations and book purchases helped the MSHOF raise funds for the HKPS program.
b. The First Helping Kids program on June 22nd, 2016 saw Eight different kids or youth groups in three provinces were given $2000 in funds raised for this program.
c. The second HKPS program at the 2017 Induction saw an additional four awards given to groups in Sydney, Bedford, Saint John, NB and PEI. NB: All Board members and executive are volunteers, so all profits go directly to kids.The net profits from these events will be given to deserving kids and youth organizations.
Since 2016, the MSHOF Helping Kids Play Sports has donated 12 monetary awards covering all 3 Maritime provinces (Nova Scotia mainland, Cape Breton, PEI and New Brunswick).
To donate goods or services or make donations for any of the Hall of Fame programs.
Mickey McGlashen (Director) – 902-476-9820
Gord MacInnis (Director) – 902-223-4445
Frank Mitchell (President) 902-576-2055 (MSHOF at New World ) or leave a message for a call-back.
Or any board member listed below.
Items include: sports memorabilia, sports equipment, Art collectibles, sports books, best-selling books, vouchers (food, golf, health), office chair, sports clothing, services … and more. Values range from $20-$400+ Reserve bids and /or advance bids are possible on some items.
NOTE: Bids can be accepted online at: maritimesporthalloffame.com or call Frank at 902-576-2055
The Hall of Fame, especially its Helping Kids Programme is seeking organizations or individuals who wish to donate goods of services for the auction and/or for a silent auction fund-raisers throughout the year. All names of sponsors will be listed on the program, The TV screen at BMO and on the MSHOF website.
Individuals can make donations via PayPal at any time see “contribute page” heading at top of main page or call 902-576-2055.
2017 Induction List:
The Third Annual MSHOF Induction was held on Wednesday, June 14 at 12 noon with great media coverage and over 200 people in attendance at the BMO Centre in Bedford. The attendance and media coverage has been exceptional since the very beginning in 2015. A silent auction was held at this event as well for the “Helping Kids Play Sports Program”, with four cash awards also being presented to kids and kids organizations at this event.
Michael Morris, PEI Special Olympian Medal winner
Phil Doiron, New Brunswick multi-athlete, Baseball & Hockey
Tom McCluskey, athlete and builder (trainer) in boxing, Dartmouth. NS
Curtis Coward, Athlete, Coach, Mentor (Baseball, Basketball), lNova Scotia
Paul Mason, Coach and Mentor, Cole Harbour
Dartmouth Marine Union Senior A Fastball
Glace Bay Colonels ( Canadian Major Little League Champions)
Cole Harbour Cardinals (Mosquito)
2016 Induction List:
The second annual induction ceremony for the Maritime Sport Hall of Fame was held on Wednesday, June 22: 12 noon at the BMO Centre at 61 Gary Martin Drive in Bedford, Nova Scotia. See CONTACT PAGE for map and directions to the BMO Centre, off the Hammond’s Plains Road. The 2016 inductees are listed below, but for more information please click on the “Inductees” in the main menu. More than 200 attended this event with media cameras and reporters having lots of great photos & interviews with inductees and Board members.
UNB Varsity Reds (Men’s Hockey)
Moosehead Dry Baseball team
1968 Olands Bay Byes Fastball team,
Colleen Jones Curling rink
Fairview Aces Men’s Volleyball team.
Matt Stairs (baseball)
Lorie Kane (golf)
Bob “Mickey” MacGlashen (canoeing)
George Dixon (boxing).
NOTE: Nomination Forms are posted on line. Please press the nominate button to the right and you’ll be directed to the Nomination page to download a pdf printable form. The application deadline and forms for 2017 will be posted early in the new year (2017). Check back regularly for updates.
Forms for the Helping Kids Play Sports program are also posted on this website under Children’s Program. June 22, 2016 will see 8 grants awarded; check back to see the next grants deadline.
Board Members (current 2018)
- Jack Smith (Past President) Halifax: phone: 902-453-6774
- Gord MacInnis (Director) Bedford: phone: 902-223-4445
- Francis Mitchell (President/Secretary) Oakfield: phone:902-576-2055
- Mike Tynes (Treasurer) Dartmouth: phone; 902-462-6224
- Rick Grant (Vice-president & Media Relations) 902-
- Bob”Mickey” MacGlashen (Director) Dartmouth: phone: 902-476-9820
- Malcolm (MAC) Sayle, (PEI Director) phone:(902) 414-4749
- Jamie Wolverton, (New Brunswick Director) phone: (506) 453-8930
- Brian Tomie, (Director) phone: 902-456-6577
Founding of the MSHOF: About 6 years ago a group of sports enthusiasts were wondering: ‘Why is there not a Maritime Sport Hall of Fame’? In 2012, Gord MacInnis and Frank Mitchell discussed a plan for this venture over a cup of coffee and with 2 major points in mind, they recruited others to flesh out the idea. Jack Smith was voted in as President; Gord MacInnis became Vice-president; Mike Tynes became Treasurer, with Frank Mitchell holding down the position of Corporate Secretary. Others as Directors included Jack Hardiman, Paul Gallivan (2015) and _________(2016).
To win a provincial championship or represent your province at the nationals or beyond is a difficult and significant achievement. To win a Maritime title and represent the region nationally or beyond is often more difficult and an outstanding achievement. This is one reason the hall was created. The other was to Help Kids Play Sports by raising finds to donate to teams, associations or individuals to ensure they have chance to play, whether for recreation or higher level competition. See more in the Goals of the Organization below.
Though we have provincial Sport Halls of Fame and county, city or regional Sports Heritage groups that recognize teams and individuals that have excelled in competition or have played a prominent role in building our sports legacy in individual provinces or regions, there seemed to be a void – a place that represented the very best in our Maritime sporting community. That void is on its way to being filled with the first of two legacy inductions, initially covering a period from 1865 to 1965. From 2015 forward, there will be an ongoing opportunity to recognize teams and individuals that have in the past, and will in the future, be recognized for their considerable contributions.
Goals of the Organization
1 “To recognize sports teams and athletes who represented their respective provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island) and who competed at and attained honours at a regional (Maritime or Atlantic) or national level of competition. The priority in the early years will be on teams or individuals who competed in earlier decades, at a time prior to national competition becoming the norm for championship play.”
2 “To provide information on teams and individual athletes from the far and recent past who could act as role models for young people today in order that they might aspire to play and/or to compete in sport, including some of whom may be further inspired to compete at championship levels themselves.”
3 “In keeping with this commitment to youth, as a registered charity, the Maritime Sport Hall of Fame intends, and is required by its constitution, to donate a significant portion of surplus funds raised to existing youth sports groups and individuals, especially to allow those disadvantaged by the high cost of competing in team or individual sports to participate in the sport of their choice. The Maritime Hall of Fame is committed to giving back to youth to help continue the traditions of those who came before.”