2018 Hall of Fame Inductees announced May 22, 2018

Triathlon, basketball and golf focus of this year’s Aurora Sports Hall of Fame inductees

 Two athletes, a coach and a builder/contributor are featured for the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame 2018 slate of inductees for ASHOF’s sixth year.

“We are pleased to announce the Class of 2018,” says Dave Thom, Interim Chair, Aurora Sports Hall of Fame. “This year’s class includes two superb athletes in sports that have yet to be represented in the Hall, one coach with a formidable career and one historically significant builder/contributor. This group of people perfectly reflects Aurora’s rich sporting history.”

The inductees are:

  • Paolina Allan (Athlete – Triathlon)
  • David Morland IV (Athlete – Golf)
  • Robert Bain (Coach – Basketball)
  • The late Loring Doolittle (Builder/Contributor)


 “On behalf of the induction committee, we are excited to announce this year’s four inductees,” says Stephen Forsey, Induction Committee Chair, Aurora Sports Hall of Fame. “All very deserving, from a variety of sports backgrounds, they will help make our 6th Annual Dinner Celebration once again the gala of the year.”

The induction celebration dinner with sports celebrity James Duthie as MC is on November 8th at St. Andrew’s College in Aurora. Tickets are available online www.aurorashof.ca


More on the 2018 Inductees:

Paolina Allan

Currently a private triathlon coach, Paolina is the second female overall at Ironman Canada, is a UCI Masters Cycling World Championship Qualifier and three time Ironman World Championship qualifier. She also has won the Triathlon Ontario and Triathlon Canada “Elite Long Distance Triathlete of the Year.”

David Morland IV

David is winner of the Ontario Junior Golf Championship, on a Kent State Golf Scholarship and two time All American. He was on PGA Tour in 2000-2002 and 2004-2011 and was 5th at Bell Canadian Open.

Robert Bain

A 30 year Aurora resident, Robert was Head Coach of the York University (Yeomen) Men’s Basketball team for 38 seasons. He earned 11 1st place finishes in the OUA East Division, six Conference Championships and won 700 career victories. He was OUA East Coach of the Year nine times and twice National Coach of the Year.

Loring Doolittle

The late Loring Doolittle (died Dec 18, 1996) was born and raised in Aurora and was an amateur all-star athlete that excelled at hockey, baseball and lacrosse. He was an Umpire with Baseball USA, a professional hockey Referee in the OHA, AHL and Western League and an NHL Official.

These honoured inductees join 25 Honoured Members in the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame, comprised of 14 athletes, three coaches, seven builders and one member of the media.


About the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame

The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame was established in November 2013, by Sport Aurora and with the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) celebrates its 5th year, in celebration of sport history and excellence; dedicated to the recognition of the important place that sport has assumed within the fabric of Aurora. Every person who values the contribution of sport to our Community and Country is a part of that commemoration. More information is at www.aurorashof.ca

 For media information, contact:

Mark Hunter LaVigne, MA, APR, FCPRS: mark.lavigne@hunterlavigne.com (416) 884-2018

Nancy Black executive.director@aurorashof.ca (647) 632-6911