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WELCOME TO THE
MANITOBA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum was established in 1985 when the first honoured members were named and plaques were erected in their honour.
The first group of inductees was large in order to recognize the accomplishments of Manitoba players, coaches, builders and teams at the international, national, provincial and local levels for many, many years. Induction ceremonies were held on an annual or bi-annual basis through 1993. Since 1995, the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum has added to its honour roll every second year.
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum is located on the main level of the MTS Centre in downtown Winnipeg. The Players Wall is just inside the main entrance in the northeast corner and the Builders Wall is in the northwest corner. A Wall of Champions for teams in the Hall of Fame is located opposite the Builders Wall. The museum also includes a tribute to Olympic gold medallists and an enclosed memorabilia area.
Until it was relocated to the new MTS Centre in late 2004, the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum was housed in the Winnipeg Arena. The Foundation also maintains a Wall of Fame photo gallery in the CanadInns Polo Park In Winnipeg.
In 2011, a permanent exhibit from the Hall of Fame collection was placed on the second floor of the MTS Iceplex just west of Winnipeg's Perimeter Highway.
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame gratefully acknowledges True North Sports and Entertainment and CanadInns for their support.
MANITOBA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME
COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER
The MANITOBA HOCKEY HALL OF FAME COMMUNITY AWARD is an annual prize that goes to a Manitoba community to assist in the development of programs, initiatives or facility upgrades that better the game of hockey.
For the 2016 award, The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame has partnered with, SIGFUSSON NORTHERN LTD, who has graciously donated an additional $5,000.00, making the Grand Prize Total of $10,000.00 to be awarded to the winning entry.
The 2016 winning entry is Clearwater, Manitoba. The winning submission identified the local arena as a popular and essential component of their hamlet and surrounding community. Award funds will go towards arena improvements.
The main goal of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Community Award is to aid Manitoba communities in encouraging young people in their area to start or continue to play the wonderful game of hockey.
Manitoba communities are encouraged to submit applications for the 2017 Award, identifying their need for funds and how they will be used to keep boys and girls involved in the game. The award may be used for improvement of your facilities; whether it is painting the dressing rooms; fixing the rink; fixing up your waiting areas, or it can be used to assist with registration costs, anywhere or anything that helps hockey in your community and help keep Manitoba children and their families involved in the GREAT game of Hockey!
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Applications for the 2017 Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Community Award are available at; http://www.mbhockeyhalloffame.ca/news/index.html
ED SWEENEY MEMORIAL AWARD RECIPIENT RANDY TURNER
"BACK IN THE BIGS"
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that the first winner of an Ed Sweeney Memorial Award is Randy Turner, for his book Back In The Bigs.
Turner's book is carefully researched, clearly written, and beautifully illustrated. It celebrates the return of NHL hockey to Winnipeg in 2011, and also outlines the histories of all the professional hockey teams that have played in Winnipeg since the WHA Jets were established in 1972.
The Ed Sweeney Memorial Awards were established by the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2014 to recognize publications (books, magazine articles, etc.) or production (films, plays, radio or television programs, etc.) that contribute significantly to awareness of Manitoba's hockey history. They are presented in memory of the late Ed Sweeney, a former Director of the Hall of Fame who worked tirelessly to collect artifacts and stories connected to Manitoba's hockey past. Information on the awards can be found on the website of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame at; www.mbhockeyhalloffame.ca/Sweeney Awards
Congratulations to Randy Turner on a terrific book.
ED SWEENEY MEMORIAL AWARDS
AND MEMORIAL RESEARCH GRANTS
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the creation of a new program of awards and grants. The new initiative will be called the Ed Sweeney Memorial Awards and Grants Program. It is named in honour of Ed Sweeney, who passed away in 2013. Sweeney was inducted into our Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005, in recognition of his tireless efforts to discover and publicize the history of hockey in Manitoba and the worldwide hockey achievements of Manitobans ... more
ED SWEENEY MEMORIAL AWARDS
Beginning in 2015, and annually thereafter, a maximum of two Ed Sweeney Memorial Awards, each worth $500.00, will be presented to individuals or groups who recently have published or produced items that contribute significantly to knowledge of Manitoba’s hockey history. The items can be books, articles, films, television programs, radio programs, theatrical productions, internet productions, or public exhibitions. The winners will be chosen from items nominated on a form to be found here; (www.mbhockeyhalloffame.ca/Sweeney Awards).
The deadline for submissions of nominations is December 31, 2016. Anything published or produced from 2012 through 2016 will be eligible. Nominated items will be judged by a selection committee whose recommendations must be ratified by the Hall’s Board of Directors before announcements are made.
The Sweeney Award winners for 2016 will be announced in May 2017.
ED SWEENEY MEMORIAL
Beginning in 2015, and annually thereafter, Ed Sweeney Memorial Research Grants will be awarded to individuals or groups who plan to prepare a publication or production that promises to contribute significantly to awareness of Manitoba’s hockey history. The publication or production may be a book, an article, a film, a television program, a radio program, a theatrical production, an internet production, or a public exhibition. Researchers will be required to fill out an application form that can be found here; (www.mbhockeyhalloffame.ca/Sweeney Grants).
The maximum amount that will be allocated for grants in any one year is $10,000.00, and the maximum amount that will be awarded to any one project is $5000.00.
The deadline for applications for 2017 grants is December 31, 2016. Applications will be judged by a selection committee whose recommendations must be ratified before announcements are made.
The recipients of the Sweeney Research Grants will be announced in May 2017.