Thursday, June 11, 2015

Induction


Don't worry this is not a science class; nor is it a cooking lesson about types of ovens,

It is, however, a tribute to my father!

Yesterday he and his 1946-47 fastball Team were 'inducted' into
the 'Maritime Sport Hall of Fame'.

He is the only surviving member of that team and he was one of 18 new inductees.

It was a proud moment for us all and particularly for him.
He was interviewed by three TV networks and each posted a story
on their evening/suppertime news.

Dad will be 99 in a couple of weeks and this was like 'frosting on his cake'!

Way to go Dad! You so deserve this recognition and award.


15 comments:

  1. How lovely! It's great that the team were inducted and that it received such press.

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    1. My niece is in media/radio here and she got things rolling I feel when she contacted one of the networks....and it went from there.
      Thanks Craig, it was a fun day to witness.

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  2. How wonderful! What an exciting time for you all. Are you able to get clips of the interviews? Or is there a link that we can go see them?

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    1. Thanks Martha. I was looking for one on CBC but discovered they don't put them up any longer......Harper and his budget cuts!! I will check today for Global and CTV to see if they have any.

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    2. Here is a link to the Global report Martha. Dad is near the end of the 2 minute clip. Click on the Maritime Sport Hall of Fame link.
      http://globalnews.ca/halifax/

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    3. Thanks, Jim! I watched it. Your dad seems to have a great sense of humour! ("I didn't think I'd be here this long") And he looks amazing at 99...wow!
      Here's a direct link in case anyone else is searching for the clip:
      Maritime Sport Hall of Fame honours first inductees

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  3. how wonderful! and a 99th birthday coming up! wow!!!

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    1. It was wonderful to witness, Joyce.

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  4. That's just terrific! A proud day indeed.

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  5. When he's 100 does he get a telegramme from the prime minister?
    Like out 100 year olds get from the queen?

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    1. Actually John, he may get one from HRH too. That is/was the procedure over the years. remember, we Canadians remain 'humble servants' to Her Majesty.....

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  6. That's some kind of awesome, isn't it, Jim? All of it, everything - awesome.

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    1. It really is, Sharon. You should have seen Dad's face....filled with pride and humility. I remember hearing about this team for most of my childhood...and I remember the team jacket being around for years.

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  7. Congratulations to your dad! What a wonderful event.

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