Legendary netminder Grant Fuhr will be the guest of honour at the Ches Leach Lounge on Saturday, Oct. 19 during the 12th edition of the Prince Albert Kinsmen/Raiders Sportsman Dinner.
The evening will also see volleyball player Daulton Sinoski and curler Kara Thevenot receive the Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards, while Bryan Rindal will be presented with the Sportsman of the Year accolade.
Fuhr, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003, won five Stanley Cup titles with the Edmonton Oilers during his career and was the Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL’s top netminder in 1988.
Sinoski, who is a graduate of Carlton Comprehensive High School, is in his fifth and final season with the Saskatchewan Huskies men’s volleyball program and has also represented his province at the Canada Summer Games in Beach Volleyball.
Thevenot is the lead for Robyn Silvernagle’s curling rink from North Battleford, which also featured third Stefanie Lawton and second Jessie Hunkin.
The team captured their first provincial title last January and went on to finish in third place at the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sydney, N.S.
Rindal was the event chair for the 2019 New Holland Canadian Curling Championships, which took place at the Art Hauser Centre and the Prince Albert Golf & Curling Club in January.
A total of 28 teams competed at the championships, which were won by British Columbia’s Tyler Tardi and Alberta’s Selena Sturmay.
Tickets for the event, which are $125 per person and $1,000 for a table of eight, can be purchased at the Raiders tickets office or by calling 306-764-5348.
All of the proceeds from the evening will go towards the Prince Albert Raiders Education Fund and “Our Community’s Greatest Need” through the Kinsmen Club of Prince Albert.