Local Sports Hall of Fame needs help

Interim board in place to forge new direction

Personnel interested in continuing the re-organizational process of the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame recently held a meeting whereby the official appointment of  an Interim Board of Directors took place.

A permanent Board of Officials will be elected at the up coming AGM that will be scheduled within the next few months.

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Interim Board members include Don Pfeifer (Temporary Chair), Dave Spelay (Vice Chair), Ryan Kitchen (Sec./Treas.), Ron Balacko, Randy Goulden, Dick DeRyk, Jennifer Ingham, Becky Dutchak, Taylor Morrison (ex-officio member).

The appointment of an Advisory sub-committee consisting of eight volunteer members also took place. Members of this committee include: Gene Krepakevich, Barry Sharpe, Dave Baron, Don Szabo, Vern Pachal, Ed Magis, Lynda Ziglo.

Although there is a display area available for artifacts at the Gallagher Center most of the inventory of the YSHF is presently stored in a room that must soon be vacated. 

The organization believes it may no longer be feasible to continue with a permanent physical environment involving a museum.

With this in mind a working space is needed to pursue the initiative of developing a website for the YSHF. This space is also required to conduct meetings, and to review and re-organize all of the Hall’s inventory which includes artifacts, sport memorabilia, historical records, portraits and pictures.

If anyone is willing to provide such a ‘working space’ or knows of other options that might allow the YSHF to pursue their mandate it would be greatly appreciated if they would talk to one of the board members.

As a community based non-profit organization it would be great to find a secure space to use free of charge. However if that is not possible we would look for a space with a minimum  rental fee.

Inquiries regarding arrangements for corporate sponsorships, and service club or individual financial donations to assist with such things as rental space fees or fees related to the development of a YSHF website are welcome (donpfeifer@sasktel.net) or any Board member listed.


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