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 the first nominations is January 1, 2015. For the first year of these awards, anything published or produced from 2010 through 2014 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 first Sweeney Award winners will be announced in May 2015.
ED SWEENEY MEMORIAL RESEARCH GRANTS
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 the first grants is January 1, 2015. Applications will be judged by a selection committee whose recommendations must be ratified before announcements are made.
The first recipients of the Sweeney Research Grants will be announced in May 2015.