Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announces the class of 2022
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame announced the class of 2022 today, revealing the five individuals and one team who will be inducted into our hallowed halls this year.
The individual inductees are:
Don Baizley – Builder – Hockey
Halldor Bjarnason – Athlete – Cerebral Palsy Tricycling
Patrick Jebbison – Athlete – Basketball
Michelle Sawatzky-Koop – Athlete – Volleyball
The team inductees are:
1990 Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Football
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 7 p.m. at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. Tickets are on sale now at MBSHOFClassof2022.eventbrite.ca.
The Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is a registered charitable organization, managed by a volunteer board of directors. Every year, we host a series of fundraising events—like the induction ceremony–that allow us to fulfill our mandate of honouring and celebrating those who have left their mark on Manitoba’s rich sport history.
Another way we realize our vision is by curating feature exhibits in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame Gallery presented by the Riley Family. The feature exhibit, 90 Years: A Blue and Gold Story, is currently showcased in the Gallery at 145 Pacific Avenue in the Sport Manitoba facility. The exhibit includes a spotlight on their first Grey Cup victory in 1935, memorabilia from the latest two Grey Cup championships, the excruciating drought years fans had to endure between Grey Cup wins, and more about the Bud Grant dynasty era.
“We are honoured to announce a new slate of inspiring and deserving inductees to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. These inductees have cultivated outstanding careers with remarkable stories throughout their journeys, and have certainly earned this recognition. As we reflect on their impactful contributions to sport, we want to congratulate the class of 2022 on your upcoming inductions!”
Janet McMahon, President and CEO, Sport Manitoba
“Today’s announcement of the new inductees as Honoured Members to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame represents the best that sport has to offer: excellence, dedication, leadership, dealing with adversity, and teamwork. They serve as an inspiration to all who aspire to commit to make a difference in their chosen field. We look forward to formally celebrating their achievements at the Induction Ceremony in November.”
Don MacDonald, Board Chair, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
A program of Sport Manitoba, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame’s mandate is to collect, preserve, showcase and celebrate the history and heritage of sport excellence in Manitoba. For more information, please visit the website.
Sport Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in the province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Sport Manitoba Coaching, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, Fit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Manitoba Clinic, Sport Manitoba Performance, Sport Manitoba Fitness Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching. Safe Sport Line: 1-833-656-SAFE (7233)
For more information please contact:
Communications Manager, Sport Manitoba
Sport Heritage Manager, Sport Manitoba