April 2018 Issue #65
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Wall of Heroes Newest Addition to Hall of Fame By Bob Peters
new light is shining on Cornwall’s athletic heritage, and it has never looked better. The Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame is putting the finishing touches on a major renovation with includes new exhibits, new lights, and a new presence in the Civic Complex.
“The time was right to refresh our exhibits and shine the light on some incredible achievements by Cornwall athletes that date from today back to the 1800s,” says Thom Racine, president of the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. The
development of a Wall of Heroes that profiles 48 different athletes from several different sports. Each athlete is featured with a poster that includes a photo and a brief description of their accomplishments. The posters line the main concourse at the Complex and include past and present stars such as Tony Luis, Jenna Flannigan, Christina Julien, and Moe “The Toe” Racine. One poster features Duncan McNaughton who won the gold medal in high jumping in the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles – the only Canadian to ever win gold in the event.
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space helps to entice people to further explore the Hall of Fame,” says Mr. Racine. “The posters complement the murals painted along the interior concourse that feature some of our hockey stars such as Lori Dupuis, Newsy Lalonde, Dale Hawerchuck, and Doug Gilmour. It is nice to prominently feature other sports on the main floor.”
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One of the new exhibits is the original clock face of the scoreboard that kept score for thousands of games at the Civic Complex. The face was salvaged when the scoreboard was replaced in 2016.
Most of the improvements were in place in time for Hometown Hockey Other improvements to the Sports which arrived at the Complex March Hall of Fame include a renovation of 17-18. the main exhibit hall, along with new The Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame artifacts, and a redevelopment of the Cornwall Royals’ showcase on the is open 7 days a week. Admission is main level. The Hall of Fame website free.