Entering the Hall

Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame president Ellen Grewcock speaks at the Hall of Fame banquet at the Ches Leach Lounge on Saturday night while the new inductees watch from the dais. (Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald)

Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame inducts class of 2017

The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame welcomed six new inductees over the weekend.

Hockey player and coach Ken Morrison, karate instructor and competitor Chris Lair, multi-athlete Doug Primeau, curling umpire Deanna Rindal, PA Hockey (formerly known as the P.A. Minor Hockey Association) and the 2005-06 and ’06-’07 Mintos were welcomed into the Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony at the Ches Leach Lounge on Saturday night.

“These teams and individuals being inducted here this evening have been fortunate to be a part of sport at an elite level, demonstrated not only by their successes but by their commitment to making sport a part of their lives and showcasing our community talent,” P.A. Sports Hall of Fame president Ellen Grewcock said in her address.

“Congratulations to all of you. You are very deserving of the honour you are receiving tonight. I know your families and friends are all very proud of you and in most cases they’ve been major role-players in your success.”

Grewcock discussed the importance of sports in people’s lives, emphasizing that there is more to athletics than scoring goals and winning championships.

“Most of us start out playing as a means of fun and recreation but somewhere along the way, in the midst of it all, we realize sport is a metaphor for achieving success in life because of the lessons it teaches us about life,” she said.

“It’s through sport that many of us first came to understand fear can be tamed, that on a team the whole is more than the sum of its parts and that the ability to be heroic lies deeply within.”

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