Aurora Sports Hall of Fame part of the Pan Am Games Celebrations
The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (ASHoF) is joining local partners on two initiatives related to the 2015 Pan Am Games.
The Aurora Museum & Archives is launching a Sport Exhibit called “A Legacy of Sport” designed to coincide with the Pan Am Games torch’s journey through Aurora on Thursday June 25th. Aurora Sports Hall of Fame member Bruce Stafford is the proud torchbearer in our community and will be feted, along with other Pan Am Games athletes at a celebration at Lambert Wilson Park, located at 135 Industrial Parkway North from 12-2pm. Following those festivities, which will include a free bar-b-q and entertainment, the action moves to the Aurora Cultural Centre for the exhibit launch, the opportunity to meet Pan Am Games athletes and the pleasure of meeting Aurora Sports Hall of Fame inductees and Honoured Members from 2-5pm.
The Aurora Historical Society has launched a significant Tennis Exhibit at Hillary House, and the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame is proud to support. The new exhibit Tennis in Canada: From Early Beginnings to Global Success is funded in part by a generous grant allocated by the Toronto 2015 Pan & Parapan American Games Community Celebrations Fund.
The Hillary House collection includes a tennis racquet used by the Hillary family in the 1880s, which will be featured among many other tennis artifacts. The family had a grass court on their property as early as 1910 that has been recreated in the same location. AHS will be hosting heritage tennis demonstrations and other Pan Am Games celebrations on July 18, 19, 25, and August 8th.
The Aurora Sports Hall of Fame is proud of Hall of Famer Bob Bedard who will be featured prominently in the display and who will be playing in a celebrity tennis match.
Learn more about the Aurora Historical Society and their involvement with the Pan Am Games by clicking here