The Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame, which includes photos and accomplishments of 79 individuals and 17 teams, is now available online.
The website can be found at www.YorktonSportsHallOfFame.ca. It is the first of two parts of a project to create a virtual hall of fame and museum, making it accessible to a wide audience.
The second segment will include up to a few hundred artifacts and memorabilia items and is expected to be online in late 2021 after all items have been photographed and their history and other relevant information entered into a database.
Volunteers with the Sports Hall of Fame and Museum are also adding to its display area on the second floor of the Gallagher Centre, where photos of all Hall of Fame inductees will be included and where changes will be made in the showcases. That work is expected to be completed by late January.
The new website was designed, developed and donated by Dick DeRyk at UncommonSense Business Solutions. The Kinsmen Club of Yorkton has provided financial support for the revitalization of the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
The organization had seen limited activity for several years with limited volunteer involvement, but at a public meeting in the spring of 2020 a decision was made to reactivate it and a new board of directors was elected in July. An advisory committee consisting of some of the original founding members of the organization was also established.
Within the next few months the board will also work toward other goals of the organization, including holding an induction ceremony, preparing for an annual meeting, and more immediately, hosting a media conference to discuss its activities while showcasing the updated display area at the Gallagher Centre. The timing of some of those activities will depend on COVID‐19 related restrictions.