10 individuals and 2 teams recognized for extraordinary achievement in B.C.’s athletic community

More than 900 guests, including past and present inductees, attended the BC Sports Hall of Fame Induction Gala at Parq Vancouver on May 31. Presented by Victory Square Technologies, the event raised over $180,000.

The evening of sport celebration and recognition began with a cocktail reception, followed by a procession of honoured members and 2018 Hall of Fame inductees into the ballroom. Global TV’s Chris Gailus and Squire Barnes were emcees.

Induction to the BC Sports Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary achievement in B.C.’s athletic community in the categories of athlete, builder, team, pioneer and media. Since 1966, the BC Sports Hall of Fame has inducted 385 individuals and 60 teams. The evening was an opportunity for guests to meet and interact with members of Vancouver’s business and sporting communities.

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Kelly and Ryan Dempster, 2018 baseball inductee, with their kids Finley, Riley and Brady

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Alexis McKechnie, occupational therapist; Sandy McKechnie; Alex McKechnie; Danielle McKechnie, producer; and Mike Pence, film executive

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Dr. Jack Taunton, past inductee; and Cliff Ronning, 2018 hockey inductee

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Gala co-chairs Dale Saip and Gina Iandiorio

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Glen Jackson, 2018 football inductee; and his wife, Barbara Jackson

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Dave Samson, deputy fire chief; and Jill Krop, Global BC news director and station manager

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Jim Lightbody, BCLC CEO and BC Sports Hall of Fame chair; and Roy Radu, 2018 rugby inductee

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Alice Aubek; and Dr. Mike Bassett, 2018 inductee

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Global TV’s Squire Barnes and Chris Gailus, gala emcees

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Kathryn Botchford; Jason Botchford, sports writer; Susan Gallagher; and 2018 media inductee Tony Gallagher

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Breny Hayden, past inductee; and Ryan Dempster, 2018 baseball inductee

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Chris Noël, Ticket Rocket CEO; and Hugh MacDonald, SportHost Victoria executive director

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Marc Sawyer, Grosvenor development analyst; and Kate Burne, Semperviva yoga teacher

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Clavinova Nights perform for guests at the reception

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Jeff Kaltenegger, Kaltech Manufacturing VP and CFO; Janey Kaltenegger; and Janine Fieldgate

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Tewanee Joseph, board trustee; Greg Walker, BCLC director of public affairs; and Mike Watson

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The silent auction items

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Wendy Zajac and her husband Mel Zajac, Mel Jr. and Marty Zajac Foundation founder

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Past inductees Lui Passaglia and Carl Valentine

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Volunteers Kirstin Tynan, 16; and her sister Amy Tynan, 13, daughters of 2018 rugby inductee Chris Tynan

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The 2018 inductees

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The 2018 inductees

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The 2018 inductees

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The 2018 inductees

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Dale Saip, BC Sports Hall of Fame trustee, Vancouver Giants senior VP and gala co-chair