TORONTO (October 15, 2019) – The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, presented by RBC Class of 2019 will be officially inducted in a ceremony held on October 23, 2019 in Toronto. The induction ceremony will also reveal and recognize the recipients of the Randy Starkman Award, RBC NextGen Award and OLY Canada Legacy grants for their contributions to the community. 

Media are invited for interview, photo and b-roll opportunities. Please RSVP to Josh Su (jsu@olympic.ca). 

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
10:30am ET – Media Availability
11:30am ET – Induction Ceremony**

**The Induction Ceremony will not be open to broadcast media. The Canadian Olympic Committee will be providing footage for editorial use.

WHERE:

Glenn Gould Studio
250 Front St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3G5

WHO:

Alexandre Despatie – Athlete
Christine Girard – Athlete
Émilie Heymans – Athlete
Simon Whitfield – Athlete
Hiroshi Nakamura – Coach
Members of the Vancouver 2010 women’s hockey team – Team
Members of the London 2012 women’s soccer team – Team
Darlene Poole, widow of Jack Poole – Builder
Mary Hynes, widow of Randy Starkman – Builder

Since 1949, the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame has inducted 429 athletes, teams, coaches, and builders in recognition of their outstanding Olympic achievements and their embodiment of the Olympic values. For more on the Class of 2019 and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, visit the COHOF official website.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-464-4060
E: jsu@olympic.ca