October 6, 2014
The 2003 Masters Champion, Mike Weir, has been named among the Class of 2017 that will be inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
Weir, who was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2007, joins five other athletes, one team, and two builders as part of the group of 2017 inductees.
The announcement was made today in Toronto.
In attendance, on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, officially welcomed the Class of 2017. “On behalf of our government, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to all the 2017 inductees to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. What an amazing group of sport leaders. Thank you for the contributions you have made to sport and for helping build strong, inclusive and active communities for all Canadians, especially our young people.”
“We are thrilled to announce the Class of 2017 – a class that features Canada’s greatest Indigenous, National, Olympic and Paralympic sport heroes who will inspire Canadians in sport and life. This group of people is a great reflection of Canada’s rich 150 year sporting history” said Mario Siciliano, President and CEO, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.
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