Five new names will be added to the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame this week. This year’s induction ceremony will take place at the Meridian Centre on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame, located on the concourse level of the Meridian Centre. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a reception will follow the induction ceremony. The 2023 inductees are athletes Don Betts (bowling), Clayton Brown (rowing), Mike Iggulden (hockey), Jane Tregunno Stamp (rowing), as well as Bob Miller (basketball) in the builder category.
The 2023 inductees will have their names added to the David S. Howes St. Catharines Sports Wall of Fame. They will also receive a commemorative trophy and plaque. This year’s class brings the total of inductees in the Sports Hall of Fame to more than 185. Founded in 1990, the Sports Hall of Fame recognizes the accomplishments of athletes and builders who have made significant contributions to the development of sport in St. Catharines, and went on to success at provincial, national and/or international levels. To be eligible, candidates must have been born or raised in St. Catharines or lived in the city during their sporting career.
The Hall of Fame also features an exhibition space. The current exhibit showcases lacrosse in Ontario. It will be on display until the summer of 2024.