Thanks to AccessNow TV for providing the video of the induction night, broadcast by Access.
One team and four individuals were inducted into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and
Museum (YSHF&M) on Sep. 9.
The following individuals will join the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame:
The team being inducted is the 2013-14 Yorkton Terriers, which won the Royal Bank Cup
national championship in a thrilling overtime victory.
The Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and Museum established a new award this year, the Support for Sports Award, sponsored by the Yorkton Lions Club. The award is presented annually to individuals, businesses, clubs and organizations who have displayed a longterm and significant commitment to supporting amateur sports in Yorkton.
The support can take many forms, including volunteerism, financial or in-kind support, organizational assistance, traditional or new media excellence or other ways that have benefitted sports organizations or athletes.
It also provides an opportunity to recognize those who otherwise do not qualify for induction into the Hall of Fame but are deserving of recognition by the community.
This year's recipients are:
Back in 1938 or 1939, Marguerite Smith wrote a poem about the Yorkton Terrier team that played that winter season in the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League.
The poem was preserved all these years by Joyce Anaka of Yorkton, a school friend of Marguerite, and herself a young hockey fan, who provided it to us.
The poem, and other stories and memorabilia from past years in local sports now have a home on this website, on a new page called Memory Lane.
If you have written stories and/or photos of bygone days in Yorkton sports, please get in touch.
Yorkton's sports history goes back nearly a century, and inductees into the Sports Hall of Fame go back to the 1940s and 1950.
To introduce some of our Home Town Heroes to the younger generation, we have produced two worksheets that explore the accomplishments of eight of our inductees. The project was sponsored through a grant from Sask Lotteries.
If you know or have children interested in sports, and they know how to do basic research on this website, they will be able to complete the worksheets. Printed copies are available to schools, youth organizations and parents by contacting us, and PDF files of the worksheets can be viewed, downloaded or printed by clicking the button below which will take you to the page where we store our documents.
The video of the 2022 induction evening is now available on our website.
The video was recorded and produced by AccessNow TV, the community programming department of Access Communications.
We thank AccessNow TV for allowing us to show this on our website.
View the video by licking the link below. It is 2 hours and 10 minutes in length.
Yorkton has a rich sporting history, and the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and Museum strives to preserve our Home Town Heroes.
The Hall of Fame organization was inactive for several years, but in 2020 elected a new board of directors which worked with many of the original founders to revive the organization, seek new facilities and create a strong online presence.
In September of 2022, it held the first Hall of Fame induction in eight years. It was also provided with display space on the second floor of the Gallagher Centre, where all inductees are now recognized, and a collection of artifacts and memorabilia is displayed. The display area is open whenever the doors of the Gallagher Centre are open.
The Sports Hall of Fame honours Yorkton's Home Town Heroes -- individuals and teams who have made us proud by their achievements and contributions.
They are all on this website in our virtual Sports Hall of Fame.
The Sports Museum has collected and catalogued more than 500 items related to sports in Yorkton dating back almost 100 years. Some of the items are on display at the Gallagher Centre, second floor.
We have started the process of creating a virtual museum of all items and look forward to being able to give you an up-close look at the entire collection.
To contact us, click the round blue icon at bottom right of every page. When we receive your message, one of our volunteers will reply as quickly as possible.
The Sports Hall of Fame and Museum displays some of its artifacts at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton, second floor (see map below).
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