ED SWEENEY MEMORIAL AWARD RECIPIENT RANDY TURNER FOR HIS BOOK, "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.
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.
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