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Deadline for Hall of Fame


By Fred Wallace

Today is the deadline for nominations for the 2010 Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame Induction Night.

The Induction evening won't be staged until next Spring, but today is the second to last step in the induction process.

It's probably too late to start now; your application forms should have been picked up, written and delivered long before now, and trust me, having nominated people in the past, it's lengthier to complete than it is to talk about in a radio segment.

The point is, Owen Sound has a deep and varied athletic history.

One trip to the Owen Sound Sports Hall in the corridor of the Harry Lumley-Bayshore Community Center will display that.

Lacrosse, Fastball, Hockey, all prominent sports in the city, surrounded by an expanded  spectrum of sports that encompass players, teams and builders of sport in the city.

I remember the year Don Bartley was inducted and how he prepped his acceptance speech by making a visit to the Hall one night, and almost to his own surprise, two full hours elapsed before he felt the need to move along.

The Owen Sound Sports Hall of Fame tells a portion of our city's story, and while the clock is ticking on induction nominations for 2010, it's not to early to think about deserving nominees for 2012.

I'm Fred Wallace


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