Jump Canada Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for 2014
Press Release by Equine Canada
Toronto, Ontario, November 9 – Jump Canada is proud to announce this year’s inductees into the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. Returning to its traditional festive format, the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, presented by BMO Financial Group, will be held on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Liberty Grand in Toronto, ON.
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame was created in 2006 to recognize outstanding contributions to hunter/jumper sport. To date, 45 champions have been welcomed into the Hall of Fame, including 17 horses and ponies, 20 humans, five organizations, and three teams.
This year’s celebrated inductees will be:
Hunter Horse – Killer Tom, owned by Sam Son Farms
Official – Sandra Sillcox (posthumous)
Sponsor – The Bassin family including Don and Frankie Bassin and their children, Marni, Sari and Stuart
Team – 1987 Pan American Games Gold Medal Team comprised of Laura Tidball Balisky, Lisa Carlsen, Hugh Graham and Ian Millar
“We are proud of what the Hall of Fame has come to represent: excellence, achievement and transformational contributions,” said Mark Samuel, Chairman of the Jump Canada Hall of Fame. “We thank BMO Financial Group for their on-going and steadfast support, and we look forward to another fantastic evening of celebration and entertainment.”
The eighth annual Jump Canada Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala will be part of a black-tie gala and dinner, including live music and dancing, held in the elegant Governor’s Room at Toronto’s Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex at Exhibition Place.
The Hall of Fame Gala has quickly grown into an annual favourite and each edition has been a sell-out. Friends and associates will be on hand to present the distinct Hall of Fame awards, making for a very special evening recalling the sport’s greatest memories. Induction and acceptance speeches regularly run the gamut from factual to humorous to poignant.
The Jump Canada Hall of Fame committee is comprised of Mark Samuel (Chairman), Jennifer Anstey, Evie Frisque, Muffie Guthrie, Dalene Paine, Phil Rozon, Jennifer Ward, and Nancy Wetmore.
Jump Canada is the committee of Equine Canada responsible for all hunter, equitation and jumper activities in Canada from the grass roots to the international level. Jump Canada is governed by a board, the majority of whose members are elected by the stakeholders in the sport. For more information regarding Jump Canada programs and activities, visit http://www.equinecanada.ca/jumpcanada/.