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Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame

List of Inductees
  • 1885 Richmond Hill Young Canadians
  • 1967-68 Richmond Hill Lions
  • 1972 Richmond Hill Dynes fastball team
  • 1989 Richmond Hill Raiders Under 18 Girls
  • Douglas Raymond (Doug) Acomb
  • Douglas Kenneth Laird Allen
  • William (Bill) Babcock
  • Elgin  (Tubby) Barrow
  • Russell Donald (Casey) Cripps
  • Ronald Vernor (Vern) Dynes
  • Bernard Ford
  • Marion Fox
  • Candace Jones (Fraser) & Donald Fraser
  • Lynton Friedberg
  • Jim Hoult
  • Edward Kenny
  • George Leary
  • Ada Mackenzie (1891-1973)
  • Doug Moore
  • Marian Munroe (Snider)
  • Frank Nigro
  • John (Jack) & John S. Passmore
  • Richard Peirce
  • Ed Sackfield
  • Fred Simpson
  • Elvis Stojko
  • Louis Strong
  • Jane Toporowski
  • Bob Wall
  • Tracy Wilson & Rob McCall
  • Allen Workman
  • Richmond Hill Arena Association

    Related Info
  • Tom Graham Arena Official Opening - April 2005
  • 2015 Richmond Hill Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

    On Thursday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m., the Town of Richmond Hill will be honouring the 2015 Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The ceremony will take place at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. There are eight athletes and sports builders being inducted, and the night will be emceed by three-time Figure Skating World Champion and two-time Olympic silver medalist Elvis Stojko.
    Tickets are on sale NOW ($20 per person +HST) at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office at at 905-787-8811.
    The following athletes and sports builders will be inducted:

  • Nathalie Bendavid
    Born in Richmond Hill, Nathalie has played for Team Ontario and Team Canada in international competitions in rugby.
  • Rene Fournier
    Being inducted as a builder, Rene was involved in developing hockey and officiating programs in the community for over 30 years.
  • Vanessa Ley
    An elite level hockey referee, Vanessa has officiated multiple provincial and national championship, as well as Canadian Women’s Hockey League, games.
  • Ted Moritsugu
    In the 1980’s, Ted was a key individual in the introduction and growth of the sport of ringette in Richmond Hill, along with the development of the Richmond Hill Ringette Association.
  • Bob Emerson
    The Director of the Richmond Hill Training Centre is coach to numerous Canadian, Olympic and World Champions, and is himself a Junior Figure Skating Canadian Champion (1967).
  • Jean McCron
    A leader in the growth and development of Lawn Building in Richmond Hill, Jean has won 24 District Championships, 3 Provincial Championships in 1992, 2002 and 2013 and a National Championship in 2003.
  • Michael and Doreen Kyte
    For over 40 years, Michael has coached numerous teams (including a 1981 Provincial Championship) and held numerous administrative positions. Doreen has been involved in the York Simcoe 5 pin bowling Association since 1976; three years later she began coaching. Doreen has also served as a Lottery Chair and Tournament Director.
    For more information, contact Paul Collins, Recreation Assistant – Sports Hall of Fame at or 905-884-1368, ext. 225.

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