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Subject: Berwick Sports Hall of Fame

The 18th Annual Induction and Recognition Ceremony will take place Saturday June 11 7 PM at the Kings Mutual Century Centre. This year the Hall of Fame will be inducting 3 athletes, 1 team and 2 athlete/builders.

Curling sensation Curt Palmer who still plays competitively has 3 Brier appearances and 3 national championship appearances, Ed Mallory a standout fastball pitcher in the 1960s and Brian ‘Gerry’ Goulet another fastball pitcher for the 60’s are the athletes. The team being inducted is the 1964 Cambridge Red and Whites, the maritime softball champions. The athlete/builders are figure skater and skating coach Rick Book and Dale Lloyd well known Berwick softball player, golfer, businessman and County councillor.

Mike Trinacty chair of the Hall of Fame committee says ‘these people represent tremendous accomplishment in sport and to the community and we look forward to highlighting and honouring them during the Induction Ceremony.’

As well as the Induction Ceremony many athletes and teams will be recognized for their achievements over the last year. According to Trinacty the recognition component is a wonderful testament to ongoing sport success of Berwick athletes, coaches and teams. Recognition goes to those athletes that have participated at the provincial level or teams that came at least top four in provincial play or any other outstanding accomplishment in the last year.

Anew feature this year will feature local recording artist Hughie MacDonell who will release a song dedicated to the Berwick Hall of Fame.

The evening ‘always draws a large crowd’ according to Trinacty and ‘having Hughie perform will make it an even more entertaining evening.’It is a family event with no admission and a reception follows the ceremony.

For more information contact: Carol Boylan-Hartling, Berwick Recreation Department 538-8616 cboylan@town.berwick.ns.ca