Four local athletes to be inducted into Brampton Sports Hall of Fame

This spring, the ranks of the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame will grow by four.

In the builder category, powerlifter Harnek Singh Rai will be inducted for his contributions to the sport as a competitor, organizer, coach and referee along with Rosemary Miller for her years of dedication to tennis and her leadership in promoting 55-plus sport.

In the athlete category, Mike Weaver will be celebrated for his career in hockey, including 16 years in the National Hockey League. Richard Souce is also being recognized for his success as an amateur and professional boxer.

“Brampton can take great pride in this year’s Sports Hall of Fame inductees,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “Their contributions to their respective sports are felt in this city and around the world. On behalf of council and the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame committee, we are delighted to recognize their achievements.”

The 38th annual Brampton Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony is slated for May 15 at the Rose Theatre. A cocktail dinner begins at 6 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony and reception. The keynote speaker for this year’s event will be former Canadian Football League quarterback and four-time Grey Cup champion, Damon Allen.

The Brampton Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1979 by a group of dedicated sports enthusiasts in conjunction with the City of Brampton. It is located inside the Powerade Centre on Kennedy Road, south of Steeles Avenue.

Visit brampton.ca/bshf to learn more about the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees.

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