Brodeur, Hefford, Bilodeau headline Canada's Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2019
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur deflects the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Newark, N.J., on January 3, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Bill Kostroun
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019 11:47AM EDT
TORONTO -- Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is welcoming its Class of 2019.
Freestyle skier Alex Bilodeau is being inducted this year along with hockey players Martin Brodeur and Jayna Hefford.
They're joined by para-nordic skier and wheelchair racer Colette Bourgonje, water polo player Waneek Horn-Miller and long-distance swimmer Vicki Keith.
Former CFL commissioner Doug Mitchell and rowing coach and official Guylaine Bernier enter the Hall as builders.
The inductees were feted this morning in Toronto and a reception and gala dinner was set for later in the day at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 23, 2019.