Canada's Sports Hall of Fame Celebrates the Induction of an Historic Canadian Sport Legends Class

Thu. Jul. 2/15

Calgary, June 17, 2015: 

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, for the first time ever, inducted an historic Canadian Sport Legends Class this evening to celebrate its 60th anniversary and to recognize 2015 as the "Year of Sport" as declared by His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada. Induction into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is the highest sporting honour in the country. The Canadian Sport Legends Class is a group of sport heroes whose contributions were primarily before 1955 and spanned nearly 150 years of Canadian sport. These diverse Athletes and Sport Builders include war heroes who gave their lives for our country, indigenous and black athletes who broke down racial barriers, women who overcame gender inequality, and remarkable pioneers of Canadian sport.

Canadian Sport Legends Class, Athletes:

  • Harry (Xul-Si-Malt) Manson (1879-1912) - the only player of indigenous descent to play on the three Nanaimo premier soccer teams from 1897-1905.


Canada's Sports Hall of Fame: Harry (Xul-Si-Malt) Manson


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