August 2, 2023 (WINNIPEG) – On behalf of its Board of Directors and Selection Committee, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to introduce its Class of 2023.
This year’s class encompasses six sports, including three individual athletes, two builders, and one team.
“It is an honour to recognize these athletes and builders, not only for their achievements in sport but their contributions to their communities,” said Brittani Lutz, Chair of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Each individual has done so much for Manitoba, and I cannot wait to thank them in person at our Induction Ceremony.”
“Storytelling is a fundamental part of history and who we are. And sport is no exception,” said Janet McMahon, President & CEO of Sport Manitoba. “ This November, we are honoured to gather at the annual Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony to journey back through the inspiring careers of four individuals and one team who’ve made incredible impacts in sport. Congratulations to the class of 2023! We can’t wait to celebrate with you as our passionate sport community recognizes your stories and accolades.”
The inductees will formally be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 2nd.
Brent Bottomley, Builder, Cross-country Skiing In the political world, Winnipeg’s Brent Bottomley was an advisor to the likes of former Premier Gary Filmon and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney; but in sport, Bottomley was a force in cross-country skiing. His impact can be felt locally from his 14 years as the Chair of the Cross Country Skiing Association of Manitoba and a founder of groups like the Red River Nordic Ski Club and the Prairie Storm, Canada’s first all-women’s ski team. He also coached Olympians such as Jim Carrabre and Paget Stewart.
Back by popular demand! We are hosting a snow/trail grooming seminar/workshop for all interested parties.
Whether you’re a veteran groomer or just interested in getting some tracks set in your area, we welcome you to come exchange ideas, demo equipment and meet other trail builders and groomers.
When: Thursday, March 16, 10 AM – 2 PM Where: Windsor Park Nordic Center, 10 Des Meurons Street, Winnipeg Cost: $0.00 We will have several pieces of equipment on hand: pulling machines,groomers,drags, rollers,etc.
2021 Yamaha Viking side-by-side w Camso tracks and Cab
2020 Ski-Doo Skandic SWT 900
Snowdogs with tracksetters and toboggan
Meuller Tornado 2.0 Snow Tiller (no tractor on site to operate)
various DIY rigs for all manner of ski trail grooming excellence
Please contact Laurie Penton at 204-471-3447 if you plan to bring any of your own equipment.
The day will start with coffee/snacks in our clubhouse and a few brief presentations on the following topics:
Community Trails – Starting a Local Trail Network from Scratch (Scotty Nystrom, Bourkevale Community Centre)
Funding Opportunities to Develop Ski Trails in Manitoba (Karin McSherry, Executive Director CCSAM)
Trail Signage – This Way Home (Laurie Penton, CCSAM)
10 AM – meet and greet, coffee, general discussion
11 AM – hands on look at equipment comparing features (pros/cons) of different types of equipment
1 PM – opportunity to try out/operate equipment on hand
2 PM – wrap up
Q&A will occur throughout the session. Please RSVP your attendance by email firstname.lastname@example.org.