This year's event will again be combined with our Hall of Fame Induction on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Westin Nova Scotian.
The evening features a reception for guests to view silent and live items, followed by a three-course dinner, Hall of Fame induction and live auction.
Tickets are now on sale! Call Brenda at 902 494-3754 to get your today.
The 2019 Sport Hall of Fame inductees include:
Leanne and Jeanette Huck
Representing the Tigers for a combined nine years, sharing the soccer pitch for two of those years, the Huck sisters have an impressive list of accomplishments. Between them, they have five CIS all-Canadian nods, nine AUS all-star awards, six Dalhousie women’s soccer MVP awards, and four Class of ’55 awards (Dalhousie’s female athlete of the year).
Leanne is a three-time AUS women’s soccer first team all-star and a two-time AUS women’s soccer MVP. She was also an accomplished track and field athlete during her time at Dalhousie. A member of the CIS gold medal winning 4x200m relay team in 2005, she is also a four-time AUS 300m gold medallist and a four-time AUS 60m medallist.
“I am very honored and humbled to be inducted to the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame,” says Leanne. “I am grateful for the athletic opportunities, coaching, teammates and education I received at Dalhousie University. My time as a student-athlete at Dalhousie has provided me with some of my most memorable experiences to date. I was very fortunate to be part of two incredible teams and I attribute my success in large part to my coaches and teammates who have become lifelong friends. I am thrilled to be inducted with my sister Jeanette and can’t wait to share the moment with our whole family. Looking forward to a great night on May 9th.”
A four-time academic all-Canadian, and five-time AUS all-star, Jeanette played from 2006 to 2010 and earned the AUS women’s soccer rookie of the year award in 2006.
"My time at Dalhousie was five of the best years of my life,” says Jeanette. “I met amazing people through the athletic program and had so many incredible experiences. It is a real honour to be inducted into the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame with my sister by a school that excels both academically and athletically."
2004 Women’s Cross Country Team
In the long history of great Dalhousie cross country teams, the 2004 women’s team may go down as the greatest ever. Boasting five AUS all-stars and three CIS first team all-Canadians, the 2004 women’s cross country team capped off an impressive year with an AUS conference championship, followed by a CIS championship team gold medal.
“The 2004 Dalhousie women’s cross country team accomplished something no other team from Atlantic Canada has accomplished in over 100 years of Atlantic University Sport history – they won a Canadian Interuniversity Sport cross country championship,” says then coach Dan Hennigar. “This team was a joy to coach. Athletically talented and mentally determined, these eight women challenged and encouraged each other at every practice and race.”
Team MVP Janice Ashworth earned AUS conference female athlete of the year honours and won a CIS silver medal in the championship race. Hilary Burn was named a CIS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian and received the Dalhousie President’s award. Coach Dan Hennigar received both the AUS and CIS coach of the year awards that season.
Dalhousie is pleased to welcome back Morneau Shepell as the presenting sponsor of the event for the third year. “We are proud to partner with Dalhousie University in presenting the 2019 Hall of Fame Gala,” says Jeff Alexander, Market Executive at Morneau Shepell. “Dalhousie has a long history of excellence, both academically and athletically. This partnership is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community, and an excellent strategic business fit for Morneau Shepell. We are pleased to be able to align ourselves with a high-performance and high-recognition brand, while supporting an institution that is educating the leaders of tomorrow.”
The Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame Gala & Auction features a reception for guests to view silent and live auction items, followed by a three-course dinner, Hall of Fame induction and live auction. The evening will be hosted by Ken Reid from Rogers Sportsnet. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 902-494-3754.
About the Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame
The Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame is designed to recognize individuals and teams who have achieved excellence while representing Dalhousie University in athletic competition. The first induction ceremony took place in October of 2004 and took place biannually until 2015 when it was combined with the Tigers annual dinner and auction.
About Ken Reid
You can catch Ken alongside co-anchor Evanka Osmak weeknights on the Prime Time Edition of Sportsnet Central. Ken can also be heard frequently on Sportsnet 590 The FAN. He is the author of the national best seller “Hockey Card Stories”. His second book, “One Night Only: Conversations with the NHL’s One-Game Wonders”, hit book shelves in October 2016. Ken has covered just about everything during his almost 20 years in television, from the Olympics to the Stanley Cup Final, Grey Cups and the Super Bowl. He started his broadcasting career at Access Cable in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, followed by stops in Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton and finally Toronto. Ken is a proud native of Pictou, Nova Scotia.
About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits, and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, the largest administrator of pension and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity, and improve their competitive position.
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2018 Hall of Fame Induction
The annual Dal Tigers Dinner & Auction raises valuable funds for the varsity and competitive club programs at Dalhousie University. Over $500,000 has been raised over the last 10 years and previous guests of honour include hockey legends Jean Beliveau, Wendel Clark, Lanny McDonald and Darryl Sittler, LPGA golfer Lori Kane, AHL President and CEO David Andrews, 'Crazy Canuck', skiier Steve Podborski, CFL greats Peter Dalla Riva and Tony Gabriel and Stanley Cup champion, Joe DiPenta.