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Ryan Hunter among 19 to be honoured by Sports Hall of Fame

Inductees include Chris Bonany, Allan de la Plante, Lance Evers, Jeff Seguin, Ted Thomson

Among the 19 being honoured by the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame this year is familiar name...Grey Cup champion Ryan Hunter.

The 42nd Annual Induction and Awards Dinner will be held on May 6th at the Davedi Club on Airport Road in North Bay.

Hunter, who owns both a Grey Cup and Superbowl ring is a member of the 2022 CFL champion Toronto Argonauts. The 315 lb offensive lineman is a graduate of Bowling Green.

See: North Bay's Ryan Hunter hoists the Grey Cup

The following Inductees and Award Winners will be honoured at this special event for their achievements and contributions to sport in North Bay.

Inductees: Chris Bonany, Allan de la Plante, Lance Evers, Jeff Seguin, Ted Thomson

Sports Award Winners for 2022:

Jack Burrows Memorial Award for Sports Achievement – Cam Daniels, Ryan Hunter, Tyler Mullan

Judge Harry J Reynolds Memorial Trophy for Hockey – Chris Dawson

Dedication to Soccer (North Bay Youth Soccer) – Richard Dull

James Kelly Memorial Award for Team of the Year – Nipissing Lakers Women’s Hockey 

George Martyn Memorial Trophy for Basketball – Mike Mitchell

Al Brennan Memorial Trophy for Coach of the Year – Ryan Desbiens

Jim Aspin Memorial Award for Executive of the Year – Tim Lowe

Mort Fellman Memorial Award for Female Athlete of the Year – Olivia Popp

Britt Jessup Memorial Award for Male Athlete of the Year – Samuel Pannell

Pete Palangio Award for Long-time Contribution to Sport – Laurie Vezina 

Peter Handley Friend of Sport – Willie Cowie

Mike Mitchell-Larry Avery Memorial Award for Football – Jay Turnsek 

John Toswell Memorial Award for Curling – Cheryl Vainio

Special Olympics Award of Excellence – Alisha Windsor

Tickets are available from Board Members or Larry Tougas 705-303-8104 or any Hall of Fame Board Member. Tickets are also available at the Davedi Club by calling 705-474-4190.

Those interested in searching for past inductees are invited to explore the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame website.